Thursday, May 31, 2012

Our Words

We know that our words have power, we have been created in the image of our God, who spoke the world into existence, so it stands to reason that same power is within us.

Proverbs 18.21 tell us,
Death and life are in the power of the tongue (NKJ)
the Message puts it this way,
Words kill, words give life:
they're either poison or fruit -- you choose.

Words are the seeds that we plant every single day.

During one of my devotions this week, the Holy Spirit lead me to Psalm 21. Gosh it really touched my heart.

This is a great confession! I have adapted it, I have made it very personal between God and I :)

May you oh Lord answer me in the day of trouble;
May the name of the God of Jacob defend me;
May You send me help from the sanctuary.
And strengthen me out of Zion;
May You remember all my offerings,
And accept my burnt sacrifice.
May You grant me according to my hearts desire
And fulfill all my purpose
I will rejoice in my salvation,
And in the name of my God I

will set up my banners!
May You oh Lord fulfill all my petitions.
Now I know that the Lord saves
His anointed;
You will answer Me from your Holy heaven
With the saving strength of Your right hand
Some trust in chariots, and some
in horses;
But I will remember the name
of the Lord my God!


We serve a Mighty God!

So be aware of what is coming out of your mouth, realise that the angels are standing by waiting for some awesome, faith fill words to come out of you, so that they can fulfill them to their greatest good!
Don't for one more moment give the enemy one more iota to work with!!

Lotsa love

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Psalm 106:1

Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)
O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever! (AMP)

Today my heart is overflowing with love.
Jan is preggers! Oh happy days (^^,)

I am so looking forward to walking with her through this very special season.

Friends we serve an awesome God!

Lotsa love

Monday, May 28, 2012

Quality Time

Following on from my last post...

 If we want to walk in freedom with our God, we need to be in relationship with Him.

I wanted to chat about having a quite time with Abba.

 Quiet time is that special time of day that you set aside to spend with the Lord

There is no hard and fast rule as to when or where to have your devotional time. Some have it before bed time, others prefer the crack of dawn, while some enjoy their quiet time in the car on the way to work.

 It has become the highlight of my day!
For me I set time aside, to spend time with Him, when Kenzie goes down for her mid-morning nap.

Sometimes I sit out on the patio, if it's warm :) but most times I sit in my favourite chair in my study. Usually with a cuppa...

All relationships need time to grow. When we invest our time with those special people in our lives, our friendship bonds and love bonds strengthen. It is exactly the same with the Lord. We need to get to the place where it is a pleasure to sit and have fellowship with God. He loves it! Because He is a God of relationships
. He says in Jeremiah 29:13-14
Then you will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. (14) I will be found by you, says the Lord... (AMP)

"When you call on Me, when you come and pray to Me, I'll listen.
When you come looking for Me, you'll find Me.
Yes, when you get serious about finding me and want it more than anything else, I'll make sure you won't be disappointed" God's Decree (MESSAGE)

What a beautiful promise! Thank you Father. That just makes my heart sing! What an invitation!

There are no rules as to how you choose to spend your quiet time.
This is how I spend mine.

When I sit in my favourite chair, I always hear these words in my heart..."What would it be like if Jesus was here with you right now?" I will then use my imagination, and imagine what it would indeed feel like. There is complete peace in God's presence, there is a tangible love, and calm. I invite the Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit in to come and join me. The Word tells me that I am seated with Christ, and that He is with me always, and the Holy Spirit has been sent here to help, teach and guide me. So it makes sense that they would always be with me.
I think that often times we forget, that we are not alone. Using your God given imagination is a fabulous tool.
At first I must admit that I did feel like a bit of a paw-paw sitting here with my eyes closed shut, trying to imagine... (^^,)
(I first heard a teaching on this subject by a wonderful teacher by the name of Clarke Taylor. He is in his seventies now, and has the most beautiful and awe-inspiring relationship with God.)
If this freaks you out a bit, it's ok :) just practice a little. Abba is your Father, and if you can't be real with Him, then who can you be real with.?

I really try not to keep to any formal routine when I spend time with Jesus.
 I love to read a little devotional first off. I have been reading Faith to Faith by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland. I have had this little book for years! I always seem to go back to it. They are short powerful little nuggets that really stir up my faith. I was so excited to see that they have made it an iPod app called Power Up (oops sidetracked!)
Then I read a Proverb, conveniently there are 31 of them, so that makes one a day! hehe
 And then I read a Psalm. I love the Psalms.
David is recorded as a man after God's own heart. He was quite a piece of work wasn't he, shew!! He did it all, and still he had God's heart! So I know that there is most definitely hope for me! LOL
I usually also read a passage of scripture related to the devotional reading, or, if the Holy Spirit leads me somewhere..

It's important to read the Word, not only does it give us insight as to who God is, but it also fills up our 'spiritual tank'. So that when we go through the rougher and tougher seasons in life, we have something to drawn from!

Journalling is also a great tool. There are many entries in my journal, that have beautiful words written in it from my Saviour just for me.

My Abba knows that I have other duties that have to be done before I fetch the big girls from school, that no matter how much time we have spent together. He always redeems the time for me. I always get my chores done!
He really is an Awesome, Wonderful and truly Magnificent God!

The more we start to spend time in God's presence the more we will start to sense His heart beat.  His attributes will start to 'rub off' on you. You will start to think differently. You will start to grow! And that is so exciting!

I would love to hear of your progress, as we grow together.

Lotsa love

Friday, May 25, 2012

A Fresh Start

These past few months have been an interesting part in my life's journey.

Grief is a road that I have never really walked.

When my Dad walked out, I didn't grieve, yes sure I was devastated by him leaving. But the emotions that followed were so difficult to comprehend, that I just stuffed them deep within my heart. Hoping that they would never see the light of day.
When my sweet nephew went to meet Jesus just 7 months ago, all those pent up emotions started to bubble up. Not immediately, but slowly but surely they started to make their presence known.
Gosh in those beginning few weeks, I had so many questions! Why on earth did my faith not work? I mean I stood steadfastly onto the Word.
I found myself asking some really tough questions?
Having been raised by parents who knew the value of a firm foundation in the Word. My faith was rock solid, but, now my inner compass was shaken about! I found myself thinking the most outlandish questions,( I was too scared to even verbalise them) Questions like, Does God listen? Why believe when ultimately He decides what happens. Tough ones, hey!

This is what I have learned so far, God is a good God! He has our best interests at heart! He knows everything. And it is our faith in Him that pleases Him most.

When Janni told us about the condition of Zac's heart, I was in the States visiting Mom. I clearly remember the day Janni called, and told me of the severity of his condition.
I went onto the porch, and I prayed. After a time, I heard the Lord tell me
"It is done, Zac is healed, now stand!"
 I heard those words as clear as a bell in my spirit.
So during the remainder of the pregnancy, those are the words that I stood on.
I would not be moved!

But when Zac passed, I sat on the floor in the hospital in a complete state of shock! I was in absolute disbelief! I remember going into Janni's room, our darling Tianna was in absolute shock, and I wanted to put my arms around her. Being faced with her devastation, was truly one of the most heart wrenching things I have encountered. I remember lying on the bed with Tianna, and doing the only thing I knew what to do. We prayed.
 When we go through the toughest times in our lives, often times it feels like we are all alone. But I know that Jesus said that He would always be with us.
 I remember asking Jesus to show me where He was. As I closed my eyes, I saw Jesus standing at the foot of the bed. And cradled in His arms was Zac. I will never forget the look on Jesus' face. The love and compassion in His eyes was overwhelming. Looking back on that moment, I can see that His Word did indeed come to pass. Zac is healed and whole.
His little life has impacted me so. His journey, has made me question what do I really believe?
Why do I settle to mediocrity?

So this is where I am at....

For the last few months, over and over in my spirit I have been hearing the Holy Spirit whisper to me "It's time for freedom"

Freedom from what? Well freedom in my relationship with God.

Galatians 5:1
In this freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery [which you have once put off]

I feel like I have been at a fork in the road, and this is the time to choose a new and exciting path.

Won't you join me, in seeing what the Father has in store for us?

One thing I know for certain, is that He wants a deeper relationship with each of us!

This is an exciting time!

Abba, thank you for the gift of Zac's 21 precious hours, in them he taught this Auntie a thing or two. Thank you for your un-failing love towards us.

Zac has left the most awesome legacy, he is the catalyst for change, to embark on a deeper relationship with our God.

Lotsa love

Thursday, May 24, 2012

You Have Purpose

This was my devotional reading this morning, 
Ephesians 1;3-9 and 11-14

(3)Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, (4) just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, (5) having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, (6) to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which he made us accepted in the Beloved. (7) In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace (8) which He made to abound to us in all wisdom and prudence, (9) having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself. (11) In Him we also obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, (12) that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. (13) In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, (14) who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.

Gosh when I finished reading this morning, and was just sitting quietly, I felt completely engulfed by His intense love.

To think that there have been moments even seasons in my life, where I have really wondered what on earth my purpose here is...

We have been created for our Father's pleasure, He knew even before the foundation the world, who we would be, what our passions and delights would be, what trials we would have to face, and that  He would glory in every season of our lives with us.

His love for us is so intense.

He knew that man would fall, and Precious Jesus, said that He would come and make atonement for our sins!
That in itself is a humongous thought, that Jesus would willingly separate Himself from the Godhead for a time, so that we may be saved.

So today, as you go about the many things that you have to do, take a moment and think about who you actually are...

You are have been created with a purpose, you have been adopted into Jesus' family (^^,). You are accepted, and forgiven. Walk in the knowledge that Abba loves you dearly.

You are His treasure.

Praise Him with your whole heart today

Lotsa love

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Someone Did It

Well the ironing is done and dusted (or should I say pressed and packed away... does'nt quite have the same ring to it :)

Time for a little me time...sigh

Have a good evening

Lotsa love

Someone's Gotta Do It

The time has come...


Have a job to do!

I'm going in...
LOL (^^,)


Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Day Spent in Bethel

We set out before the sun rose on Saturday morning...

And we were rewarded with the most spectacular sunrise.
Being up this early does have its benefits :)

We were on the way to Bethel. A little town in the Mpumalanga Province, what they do there, I have no clue, but what I do know is that they have a PoloCrosse club, and that was the whole reason for going there.
Among other things Dawn does, she also sells polocrosse equipment...

I was the sales assistant for the day

After we set up, we had a perfect spot to watch.
It's like polo, but not nearly as posh! Oh well, maybe one day...

They started their day, with a parade of all the players,

All lined up in a row (as if they knew that I needed to take a pic! LOL)

And then the games began. Shew they play an aggressive game at super high speed. These horses get up to a full gallop in a matter of seconds, and they can turn on a dime. It was quite something to watch.

This pooch, however was wiped out! A nap in the sun is just what he needed. The sound of the thundering hooves just meters away from him, did not disturb him in the slightest! I did go and check, and yes he was alive!

This other pup was obsessed with the ball. He played non stop for hours, bring the ball to anyone who would throw it to him. Then he spotted a ball that a whole lot of people and horses were playing with, and charged onto the polo field! Oh My Word!! His Angels did double duty, after a very stern talking to, he was given a water bottle to play with! hehe and he played for the rest of the afternoon :)

Dawn and I do have some great adventures :)

With the sun setting over the fields, and all our gear packed up, it was time to head home.

What a super day (^^,)

Lotsa love

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Philippians 4:8
Summing it all up, friends, I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious - the best, not the worst, the beautiful not the ugly, things to praise, not to curse. (Message)

We become what we think!

Chose today to think on all the positives that you have going for you.
If you feel a little overwhelmed by that, I encourage you to invite the Holy Spirit to help you take that step of faith. You will be amazed at all the wonderful goodness that we have around us.

Life with Jesus is a gift, He has made sure that we can walk in freedom, we just have to take the first step...

Lotsa love

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Growing up, we weren't so very close, but when Dad left us, I had one of two choices. Either to stay and get to know you, or to leave home as soon as I could...

 Boy oh boy am I glad that I decided to stay and get to know you!

You are the woman I want to be when I grow up!

 I love your honesty and your soft heart. I admire your teachable spirit, and the courage that you show when you face the giants in your life.  I am grateful for the fierce love that you show towards your family, and I am secure in the fact that I know that there is nothing that you would not do for me.

 I love your spunk, and kooky sense of humor. I love the way that you lavish your love on all you grand babies. Each one of our girls and Zac, know of your generous love.

I love your tenacity, and your loyalty.

But most of all, I love the way that you love Jesus. Thank you for the foundation that you have laid. Because of you, I am who I am. A strong, confident woman who loves her life and family dearly!

I love this song that Lauren Alaina sang.... this one is for you, my precious Momma

I love you all the dots in the sky,

Your Princess