Thursday, 26 April 2018

Today Reminder (Tactics) – 26 April 2018

A reminder for today
For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you. (1 Peter 1:24-25)

Yesterday my throat started to get soar and last night I woke up with a camp fire in my throat. This morning it felt like I was run over by an angry bus driver. So, off to the doctor I went and now I am dosed, and I still feel a little weary. I guess it is the sudden load of stress that broke down my immune system, but we all know that the enemy has all kinds of tactics and sickness is one of those. 

Suddenly everything is going well with my soul and the enemy is losing the fight, so he will make use of dirty tactics to try and get to me. Once again, he keeps forgetting who my God is and my God can heal me at any moment with ease. Therefore, I will take the rest and allow God to heal me in His time. Sometimes, God will allow things like this into our lives to realign us and to redirect us. In my case I think God knows I need a little rest. I have been going at full speed non-stop for months now, and I guess my body needs a little time of.

You see Peter reminds us here that all flesh is like grass and all the glory of man is like the flower of grass. The grass withers and the flower will fall away, but the word of God will endure forever. My sudden sickness reminded me just how fragile our bodies are. How small we are in comparison to God and how weak we can get. Yet, so many will think themselves much more important than the God who made it all.

The enemy has a whole military handbook with different tactics. Some are universal, and some are individually based, but they all are effective and if we do not guard ourselves against these attacks we might just be consumed by it. 

In my sick and weak condition (hahaha) I will leave you with this challenge: when the enemy attacks stand back and counter his attack by realigning yourself with God and reaffirming your trust in Him. Let the enemy understand that you are not going down and that your faith and trust is rooted in God and nothing will move you. 

We have another loooooong weekend. So, I will chat to you again on Wednesday. Take care and enjoy your weekend.

Lord, we are so grateful for all your blessings. Please bless and protect all my friends that shares in your word with me. Guide them and hold them safe. In the name of Jesus. 

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus. 


Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Today Reminder (Do not err) – 25 April 2018

A reminder for today
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren. (James 1:13-16)

It is a clear blue sky that covers the city this morning. My drive to work eventless and quiet. I walked into the gym for my morning cardio session and I see all the familiar faces smiling back in a friendly good morning. The session goes by quick and I am on my way to work. I look up at the sky as if I am seeking an answer. Do not fall…

I drive into our parking area and I realise again the amazing life that I am blessed with. The people that surround me and the support I am getting from friends and family and I look up again. My heart seeking the majesty of my God as it fills my very being. Do not fall….

I get into the lift this morning tired from my workout and in no mood for the steps. As I walk into my office I look at the faces staring back as we greet each other, and I see His glory. I see His hand at work and I see His blessings. Do not fall…

What will your day look like? I am thinking of you; my friend and I am thinking of how your life might be like and I realise that each one of us faces different situations each day. We are suddenly under huge pressure to deliver a cloud system that will be used for all our cloud clients and soon to be the preferred system. Every eye in the top management is looking at us. Do not fall…

It is simple when you think about it. We are tempted by evil each day and we are challenged in our faith. We stand in a world where so many faces judgement, because they do not care about their way of life. Money still remains the root of all evil and the one temptation that hurts so many lives. I am in a situation where I can plant into the lives of so many youngsters that has seen the bad side of life and I thank God for this huge privilege. I realised that my core goal is not to have a successful business but to have an impact in the lives of children that has seen the bad side of life. 

Money cannot solve relationships and the enemy lurks around every corner to destroy and to hurt. But God uses people like us to infiltrate the hurt and become a beacon of light. I am humbled by the path that God has chosen for me. It is my honour to work for Him and show His light. Do not fall, my friend, but stand up again and face the storm, because your victory might just be the courage someone else needs. Be the voice and bring God’s word to the hearts of those in need of salvation. Jesus came for the broken and the hurt and the sick and the lost. Let us find them and lead them back.

Lord, thank you for the amazing work you are doing through me. I am humbled by your mercy and grace and I am honoured to carry you with me to the lives of those who needs you so much. In Jesus name. 

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus. 


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Today Reminder (Cake time) – 24 April 2018

A reminder for today
Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever. (Psalm 104:1-4)

This morning I brought cake to work for my birthday that was yesterday. I got my department to eat cake before nine. Now that was fun. Yesterday we visited Ugugu Primary School in Soweto on a book outreach. We gad the grade 6 learners with us as we handed books to them and played games. It is amazing to see how something so little can add so much value. 

It is days like the last few with the start of my business, the amazing people I work with and the opportunity to do something good that I truly get a glimpse of how great our God is. I love Psalm 104 and when you read it you are so humbled, and you feel so small in comparison to the God that we worship.

I have written to you before that we should right size God. We should first understand the majesty of the God we worship and then we need to understand the power that He holds and the love that He has for us. God is far beyond our understanding and we do not have the capacity to comprehend how great He truly is, but we can get a glimpse. 

When you read this psalm you soon realise that God is huge. He is clothed with honour and majesty. He uses light as a garment and He stretches out the heavens like a curtain. He makes the clouds His chariot and He walks upon the wings of the wind. He created the foundation of earth so that it will stand forever. He is amazing and He is the God that lives in you. This means that in you is the same power that rose Jesus from the dead. 

We know these things, yet we live mediocre lives. We should live lives filled with joy and happiness. We should love other and help other. It is in these little things that we see the great God that we worship, because when we bless other He blesses us. 

So, today I challenge you to leap instead of jump. To fly instead of walking and to be fearless. Let the Holy Spirit lift you up and make you a warrior. Let the glory of God break all your fears and shine over you so that you will become contagious with His glory. Let your joy be the joy that touches all around you and let you love reach even the smallest of all. Share His story and sing and dance as the day opens to you.

Lord, come and show us your glory. Fill us with your Holy spirit and let us share our joy and love with all around us. In Jesus name. 

Have an awesome day dear friend of Jesus.