Christianity – Gods way or your way?

  Why is it that so many good, church-going people in our current time experience a sense of disappointment and failure that borders on despair?  They have faithfully attended church throughout their entire lives and honestly feel that they truly love God in their own way.  Despite this, they suffer from spiritual malnutrition.  There is … Continue reading

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God’s Will

“We only have to obey. There is guidance for every one of us, and by listening humbly, we will hear the right words. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ There are many servants of the Lord who diligently serve Him, but who keep the love of their hearts from Him.  Does this make sense?  Read on … Continue reading

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What are you striving for this year?

There are many tales of people who started out with nothing and made a great success of life, this generally makes for inspiring reading matter.  people tend to find immense satisfaction in their achievements, but the fact remains, that they are part of the human race.  It is only by admitting this fact that they … Continue reading

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What would Jesus do?

The temptation to act in a normal, human manner in any given situation is always present.  Consequently, the sharpness of the tongue will always be inclined to make a painful remark.  Meanness will inevitably manifest itself, with the sole purpose of winning points.  A prolonged feud may result from a refusal to forgive some trifling … Continue reading

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Is Life Worthwhile when everything seems to go wrong?

When the one drab, humdrum day follows the other with tedious regularity and it seems as if your life has no meaning or purpose, it is easy to develop the attitude that nothing in life is worthwhile. If this is your unfortunate experience, it proves that you are busy losing your grip on life – … Continue reading

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Love ~ Love ~ Love

If we consider the matter carefully, we all have so much to be grateful for – to the Lord. Despite the fact that we become dejected and pessimistic when things go wrong, we should also realise that God‘s mercy and love for us are infinite.  He granted us life and the freedom of choice to do … Continue reading

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What to do when things go wrong – PRAY!

When things go wrong, there are always those who question the existence of God. In the midst of the chaos of personal tragedy we hear their cry of distress: “If there is a God, why does He allow such things to happen?  The brutality of war or the death of a child is used as … Continue reading

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Your Faith WILL be tested!

How will one be able to face the future without faith?  As the writer of Hebrews says:  Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1). In the final days of the old millennium, many things were said and written about the world as … Continue reading

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Prayer in your life

Of the spiritual luggage that you will carry with you into the new year, prayer is one of the most important components.  Some people maintain that prayer is easy.  Others believe that it is difficult.  If you are trying to develop a growing and meaningful prayer life, you will know that both these statements contain … Continue reading

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Will you follow?

Who will need to grope their way in the dark if the faithful God will be our guideposts?  Even if we have to pass through torment and strife, we will arrive at the right destination, as long as God’s Word remains our truth. “I will teach you EVERYTHING about the path that you must travel”. … Continue reading

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Which Way?

There are very few of us who haven’t been lost at some point in our lives, usually because we took a back road. Maybe we attempted an unknown road by car, or by foot, and suddenly realised that we had lost our way.  At that moment, our greatest need is for a road map or … Continue reading

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In Safe Keeping (2013)

WOW! It’s a new year. A New Beginning. Thank you to everyone who supported me during this last year. “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go … I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you”. Genesis: 28:15 Here we find a wonderful, all-encompassing promise … Continue reading

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Peace until the End – The Alpha & The Omega

“I am the Alpha and the Omega.” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty”. ~ Rev 1:8 AND …. so we reach the last day of the old year, through his grace.  There are many things we are ashamed of, but there are also many things we are … Continue reading

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God’s Perfect Method

    God speaks to us in many ways, but He speaks most clearly to us through His Son and through His Word.  With the Word before us, we have to look back on the road we have travelled and ‘beg is friendly light’  to illuminate the road stretching out ahead of us.  On New … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ is ALWAYS available

” …. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age ~ Matthew 28:20   One of the glorious truths of the gospel is that He is always available for his followers who need Him.  This is a comforting knowledge in these last days of the old year, when we … Continue reading

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Joyous Christianity

” … My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour …” Luke 1 46-47 Many people view their religion as a heavy and sometimes even unbearable burden.  They easily frown upon any semblance of light-heartedness in spiritual matters.  They stoop sombrely under the heavy burden of their spiritual conscience.  This … Continue reading

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Liberating (your soul)

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.   See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting ~ Psalm 139:23-24   It is that time of the year when we should take stock and examine our soul. Some prayers make … Continue reading

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The afterglow of Christmas

Each one of us experiences something of the miracle of Christmas every year, in the Christmas carols, colourful lights and in the gifts that we receive.  There should be a spirit of love and goodwill everywhere. After the song of the angels have died down, after the stars have disappeared from the skies, only then … Continue reading

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Christ is Born!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethlehem It is an irrefutable historical fact that Jesus was born in Bethlehem.  Through this physical birth, God revealed Himself to all of humanity.  The fact that humanity found it hard to accept this fact does not affect the authenticity thereof. He was born in Bethlehem, more than two thousand years ago, is still being … Continue reading

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God with US

” …… and they will call him Emmanuel” – which means, “God with us” ~ Matthew 1:23 Christmas reminds us of the fact that God is with us, so that our imperfect love may be purified.  Christmas teaches us the truth of self-sacrificing love.  Christ came to his own property and his people rejected Him. … Continue reading

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A sign of God’s Love

“This will be a sign to you:  You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger” Luke 2:12 As with the arrival of a baby in a family, thousands of people yearned for the coming of the Child of Bethlehem;  the prophets and the Old Testament believers, his parents and the … Continue reading

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Tender comfort

There is a lot of sorrow surrounding Christmas-time. Some people are gravely ill, others have to come to terms with the effects of old-age, for others Christmas will never be the same again because the family circle has disintegrated irreparably through separation or death.  There is much grief because death performs its grim task mercilessly … Continue reading

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Nature, Scripture and Flesh!

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory … ~John 1:14 Of all the ways  in which God reveals Himself to us (in nature and in the Scriptures), the revelation of God in the flesh is the most wonderful.  Christ became man! The three wise men searched for … Continue reading

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Do YOU have room for Jesus?

“In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you.  I am going there to prepare a place for you” ~ John 14:2 And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room … Continue reading

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Are you still blind to Gods Light

“But for you who ever my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in it’s wings …” ~ Malachi 4:2 The sun shines in glory and majesty, high in the firmament, far and inaccessible in its reign. The eye cannot look at it directly without being blinded.  As the sun is, so is … Continue reading

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Jubilation, with a False Note

We must not forget the coming of Christ to our souls, to our hearts.  We dare not stop at the material appearance of Christ in the world as if this is ‘the most important event of the year’.  We must not only testify with our mouths that He came to the world to take the … Continue reading

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From the Star of Bethlehem to The Word

The wise men were initially guided by a star, but when they arrived in Jerusalem, the Word of God lit their path to Christ. In Jerusalem, everyone was expecting a King, but they did not know where to find Him.  The teachers of the law were reflecting on the meaning of the Word of God. … Continue reading

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Christmas: The Christ Child

At Christmas-time we all become children once again. (Well, I do ….) In our hearts we relive the timeless adventure of unquestioned faith, where all things are immediately possible and where the child Jesus is in the centre of everything.  The stable is transformed into a palace and kings from the east kneel in worship … Continue reading

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A Child of ‘The King’

There is a world of difference between confessing that you are a child of God and living a life as child of God.  Many people profess faith and yet live in constant fear.  They suffer from a destructive sense of inferiority and they are unable to deal with life’s problems.  There is such a gap … Continue reading

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Authority and Righteousness

You are at the beach … you are famished … you find a restaurant … you rush in … and then, you see a sign! No shirt No shoes NO SERVICE. This message is clear! To be accepted, you must be clothed according to the restaurant’s standard. God also has a standard.  But He makes … Continue reading

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Is God Enough?

The greatest lesson a soul has to learn is that God, and God alone, is enough for all its needs.  I believe that this is the reason that all of God’s dealings with us are meant to teach, and this is the crowning discovery of our entire Christian life. God IS enough!! No soul can really … Continue reading

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Prayer and Relationship :)

‘Very early in the morning … Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place where he prayed‘ (Mark 1:35) Christians should be able to pray anytime and anywhere! ‘We’ cannot do without a special time and place to be alone with God.  Most of us find that early morning is … Continue reading

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My Children – One Day at a Time

Although ‘my children’ are already grown up  ~ I pray that they will understand-learn that although some/most people measure excellence and success solely by the bottom line – the money they take home.  Some put their hope in wealth   (1 Timothy 6 :17) and build their lives to accommodate its pursuit. I pray that … Continue reading

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Thought for Today – From Dark ‘to’ Light

Only God can turn a mess into message, a Test into a testimony, a Trial into a triumph, a Victim into a VICTORY!! Wow how amazing it is? What an Almighty God we have?

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The Fire’s of Hell – or, ~ ‘Home’

The Bible leaves no doubt that there is life after death.  Humanity  is created for eternity.  The earthly life is but an overture, a prelude of the reality to come.  Blessed, Happy, to be envied – are the dead ‘who die in the Lord’. They are the people who during their earthly life believed in … Continue reading

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Women for Jesus

There are so many women, too many to mention ~  who have dedicated their lives to worship, live and serve humanity for God The Father and Jesus. I am only going to mention a few.   Before and in the time of Jesus life – when a woman became a teenager, her father made the … Continue reading

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Turning something ugly into something beautiful!

The story is told of an old Scottish fisherman who was having afternoon tea with some friends in a little tea room by the sea.  As he was describing some of his fishing exploits of the day, his hand accidentally knocked over his cup of tea.  An ugly, brown tea stain appeared on the freshly … Continue reading

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Do you have a Gift to GIVE Today?

Sometimes, when we love someone, we feel we just can’t give them enough.  We may even do without things we need ourselves.  (Does this sound familiar?)  I think most parents feel that way about their children.  Love makes us generous. However, giving generously is more than giving! It anyone could have showered gifts on those … Continue reading

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Losing the Way? There is NO Condemnation!

From top to bottom, our society is success oriented, however one may define that in terms of one’s own goals.  Christians are not immune. ‘Everything comes out okay for Christians!’ ‘The King’s kids are always winners’ are misleading slogans to live by.  We develop unrealistic expectations of the Christian Life and of ourselves ~ and … Continue reading

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Affirmation from God

Jesus always notices women who throw  everything they have into the Lord’s work! Sitting near the treasury at the temple, Jesus drew His disciples’ attention to a poor widow.  She was unaware that Jesus was watching.  She didn’t have to be watched as she gave God everything that she had.  Her two small copper coins … Continue reading

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Time ~ Change ~ Trust

Life for most of us is not a steady-paved stroll through time with a beginning, a middle, and an end – like a well constructed play.  It is filled with change.  We change schools, careers, homes, relationships, and ‘images’ almost as casually as our great-grandparents changed horses. Not that all change is by choice.  Tragedy … Continue reading

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Confession & Praise Report

  I have a confession and a praise report for today. Since I was a child, I suffered with headaches and migraine. In 1986 I was very ill and had morphine on a regular basis for pain. To cut a long story, short, after the morphine, I started taking prescription pain killers and then moved … Continue reading

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True Love -Valentine

 This is a post I did for Valentine’s day last year and would like to repost it for this year as well. I thought this quite appropriate for Valentine’s Day and all those single people out there who feel left out because they don’t feel loved or have anyone to love them. I grew up knowing that Jesus loved … Continue reading

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Are You Barren?

I would love to know where this image comes from so that I can give the source credit! Oh WOW within a couple of minutes I get the name of the Photo Source: ‘Shirley Francis-Salley’ ~ To go straight there, click on the link: http://www.shiftycharacters.net/shifty-characters-blog.html So God wants you to know right now that in whatever area you … Continue reading

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The Book of Hosea – Serving by Loving – The Sinners Prayer

Hosea prophesies during the last days of Israel (see 2 Kings 14:23 17-41) . Focusing on her sin of spiritual adultery (that is idolatry). He warns them God will punish them unless they change their ways.  But he also reminds them of God’s incredible love, pleading with them to repent. As you read this book, … Continue reading

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Growth Unity & Leadership

He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love. Ephesians 4:6 Paul so eloquently describes the perfect organizational structure in this verse. Rooted in love, we work purposefully within … Continue reading

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Why? Questions, Questions …..

Sometimes when we ask God or Why questions, instead of giving us answers He gives us himself, the Comforter. From Luke 11:13 even as a father gives good gifts to their children, so our Father gives the best gift, the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to us as we ask. It reminded me of conversations with … Continue reading

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The Fool

    THE fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ This designation goes for those who doubt God’s sovereignty as well as those who deny Him. Either He is sovereign, or He is not God. Therefore, when we become so pre-occupied with life and dismayed by circumstances and certain people that we doubt God’s … Continue reading

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I Will Move The Rock

I Will Move the Rock – Source:  Godvine A man was sleeping at night in his cabin when suddenly his room filled with light and the Savior appeared. The Lord told the man he had work for him to do and showed him a large rock in front of his cabin. The Lord explained that … Continue reading

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God’s Amazing Grace

A friend brought this to my attention and I wanted to share it with the world! I shook my head in disbelief. This couldn’t be the right place. After all, I couldn’t possibly be welcome here. I had been given an invitation several times, by several different people, and had finally decided to see what … Continue reading

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