Monday, 25 June 2018

Today Reminder (What about grace) – 25 June 2018


A reminder for today
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

We are currently busy with a serios in our church about those difficult questions that we have and sometimes we do not have answers for. I have touched on a few in the past on my blog. This week we looked at the question “Why does bad things happen to good people?” or “Why do people get cancer?” or “Why did it happen to me?”. We listened to two amazing testimonies and the one of them said why do we answer hate with hate. Where is grace? 

This took me back to the times my parents were attacked on their farm and especially the time my Mom was shot, and I remember how that influenced my judgement especially over bad people and how angry I was. It has taken a long time for me to get to the place I am now. I finally understand grace. 

God loves us, and He loves us all. We make our own choices and we allow sin into our lives and we become driven by fear and anger. We feel in control when we can complain and hate and judge and we have all the solutions that is self-motivated. When God is here we become fearless. We stop being influenced by the world, but we become driven by love and grace. 

Today I have forgiven them, and I know that this life is a mere moment. I know that I will face more challenges just as Jesus said, but I am fearless. This weekend I had to drive over a sidewalk to get past a truck and I turned back to quickly and the storm drain edge took a gap out of my tire. I was at a loss for words, but I knew who did this. When I asked Tiger wheel and tyre how much a new one will be, they were on special. I was at a loss for words again.

What about grace? Jesus said that His grace is enough, and His strength is made perfect in weakness. So, once again I will rejoice and be glad in my infirmities (weaknesses, flaws…) because Jesus is the light. He is the light in the darkness and He is the only way. I will face my obstacles and I will show the love of God in all I face. With God all things are possible. 

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus. 

Cheers

Friday, 22 June 2018

Today Reminder (This world) – 22 June 2018


A reminder for today
Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. (Revelation 12:12)

The world today is a hub of technology and fast paced solutions to make life easier and faster. We have come to a place where people will seek their answers online and not in the Bible. The world and the people of this world has turned man against God by trying to take the Bible out of our lives. This is what devil has been working for. He has been trying for decades to pull God out of our lives and to make people worldlier. We see this in the exodus on church goers and people believing all kinds of incorrect and fallible doctrines. People will rather believe what is comfortable and easier than to follow God’s word.

Jesus made it clear that His followers will face tribulation and that the world that hated Him first will hate us also. This verse in revelation seems so close to what we are facing today. If you just consider the hatred, the double standards and the prejudice we face. It is clear that the devil has come down unto us with great wrath, because he knows his time is short.

This inevitably is good news for us, because this means that the return of our Lord is close. It is also imperative that we stay focussed and keep doing what He told us and that is to keep spreading the gospel and to keep telling people of His grace and love.

It is also a huge motivator in a world that has fallen into darkness for us to remain faithful and to keep fighting the good fight. Keep spreading the truth and keep sharing the words of Jesus. Read you Bible, the whole one and pray as often as you can. It is not easy, but you are not alone. 

Be proud of your faith and do not stand back for anyone. Be proud of who you are in Jesus and the message that you bring. Do not let the enemy confuse you but reject him so that he will flee from you.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus. 

Cheers

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Today Reminder (All of us) – 21 June 2018


A reminder for today
But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. Be not wroth very sore, O LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all thy people. (Isaiah 64:8-9)

One of the most wonderful but also most challenging things in life is diversity. Why is this? God made all of us and when He looks at us He sees His creation and His children. God does not look at your race or your gender, he looks at your heart. It is the worldly nature in us and the self that brought in diversity and race inequality. It is man that make himself so important and then discriminates against colour and gender and even position or social statuses. 

God is our Father and we are the clay. He moulded us from nothing into what we are. We are the work of His hands and that is all of us. He knew us before we were born, and He carefully combined all the gifts He had in mind for us and formed us according to His will and plan. Nobody is perfect, but everyone is perfectly designed. 

We must steer away from discrimination and hatred and work towards unity in Christ. When I look at all my followers on twitter and I read their tweets and see the essence of their hearts I am convinced that it is not a difficult thing to do. Once your heart is given to Jesus and you have accepted Him as your saviour you are part of one huge family.

The kingdom of God is not a place where there will be indifferences. We all read the same Bible and we believe the same gospel. We are all saved by grace and filled with the Holy Spirit. It is only the world in us that separates us and creates diversity. It is the God in us that desires love and peace and understanding. Paul wrote that the fruits of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance.

This is what we must display through the way we live. This is the real heart of God and how He wants His children to live. The enemy is all for chaos, suffering, hate, anger, lies, pain, torture, blame, racism, differences and he loves to point them out and fuel them. So, where is your heart?

My heart belongs to Jesus and I will live a life that will show it to all around me. I will not be silent and if you are of this world I will not stand back and be quiet. I will be bold, and I will be courageous.

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus. 

Cheers