Victorious living... - Living victoriously implies having conquered in battle or contest; having overcome an enemy. What battle are you currently fighting? What lies or attacks from the enemy are making you feel defeated, not good enough, hopeless, unhappy or fearful? What is keeping you from living a victorious life? 1 John 5:4 (AMP): “For everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world – our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God]".
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Guarding our hearts... - What is the condition of your heart? Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) reads: "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it". We are so diligent and intentional when it comes to protecting our material belongings. Security is top of mind when it comes to our homes, cars, businesses, and valuables... But what about our spiritual and inner wellbeing?
Walking, Standing, Sitting with GOD… - What does it mean to live a blessed life? Who or what influences you most? What makes you happy? The word “blessed” implies happiness (’esher) or contentment – “to be fortunate, prosperous, and favoured by God”. David reminds us in Psalm 1 that true happiness is found only in having a covenant relationship with God, and in the willingness to live under the authority of God’s Word.
Ons loof U almagtige naam! - Genesis 1:31 (OV): “Toe sien God alles wat Hy gemaak het, en dit was baie goed...”
It's in the every day… - When last did you look around and really enjoyed the beautiful gifts God has given us? Majestic mountains, mighty oceans, beautiful sunsets, picturesque clouds, magnificent colours, the Milky Way and shining moon, trickling streams and beautiful animal sounds…
Our reason for joy... - What makes you happy? What gets you out of bed each morning? What is your reason for joy?
In God's Strength… - Do you sometimes feel alone, weak, or incompetent to do the work our Lord has set before you? …to live out your calling and make a difference? …to glorify God in all you do and to proclaim the good news? There are 3 important lessons we can learn from the apostle Paul in 2 Timothy 4:17.
All for Your glory... - While working through one of our online group studies this week: Lies Women Believe, I was reminded about our intentionality around how we spend our time. What is most important in your life? What takes the most time in your day? Is the way you spend your time aligned to your purpose and calling?
Die belangrikste is: LIEFDE! - 1 Korintiërs 13:13 (NV): “En nou: geloof, hoop en liefde bly, hierdie drie. En die grootste hiervan is die liefde!”
Renewed Hope! - Over recent months God has placed in my heart an urgency to pray for revival and renewed hope for our countries, for our communities, for our leaders, our churches and for our families. The time is urgent… There is a new awakening and God is stirring more hearts than ever toward the TRUTH. There is a renewed need to earnestly seek God for restoration and the replenishing of our hearts with the HOPE of the gospel!