Extraordinary love… – Let us come boldly to the throne of our Heavenly Father today, and ask Him to fill us afresh with the power of the Holy Spirit. Let’s trust Him to reveal His amazing grace and love to us in extraordinary ways; so that we may remain steadfast and faithful in sowing seeds of kindness, hope and love to everyone around us. (1 Corinthians 13:13)
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Gehoorsaamheid en ‘n reënboog! - Jesus leer en lei ons. Ons hoef niks in ons eie krag te doen nie, maar in en deur die Heilige Gees is ons sterk genoeg om deur enige storm te kom en die ongelooflike mooi reënboog te sien wat ons het as ‘n teken van God se liefde, genade, goedheid, beloftes en seën. Mag ons soos Noag, gehoorsaam wees as ons Hemelse Vader vir ons ‘n opdrag gee. “En Noag het dit gedoen. Net soos God hom beveel het, so het hy gedoen” (Genesis 6:22).
Our journey beyond the cross! – What a privilege to have celebrated Easter together! The cross is a dividing point – a signal of the HOPE and LIFE we have because of Jesus. Sometimes we are overwhelmed with fear or questions – because we have such a limited understanding of what is happening around us. But the cross brings perspective – it reminds us of the key part of the equation between FEAR and JOY. The beauty is we can trust that our Lord is for us and with us. So, may we worship like never before! Jesus is risen. May our response to every situation be one of prayer. And then let us go out and share the good news of the gospel wherever we go! (John 11:25-26)
Spread the joy of Christ! - It’s a privilege to celebrate Easter together with you and your loved ones as we honour the sacrifice our Saviour, Jesus, made for us on the cross. Let’s remember today that Christ is risen from the dead. Because of that, we have a reason to celebrate and worship the One who gave His life, so that we may experience love and have hope and eternal joy. Let us come humbly before our Heavenly Father; and then let’s go out and spread the Joy of Christ this Easter. It’s all because of amazing grace! (Ephesians 2:8-9)
Lord, I am available – my hope is in You… - May we declare this week: Here we are Lord, help us to wholeheartedly exercise the gifts and talents You have given us – all for Your Glory! Help us to listen for where You are calling us to restore and rebuild Your Kingdom here on earth. Give us eternal hope and the confidence and wisdom to share our faith at all times. (Ephesians 2:10)
Rejoice in the God of our Salvation… - Let us pray this week that our Lord will give us eyes to see ourselves and others the way He sees us. This will help us understand our identity, purpose and calling. Then, even when we go through trials or seasons of waiting, we will not become weary, confused or shaken. We will hold onto God, knowing in our hearts that He will heal, keep and guide us. Let us continue to draw closer to God, allowing Him to fill us with His truth, His love and His Spirit. (Habakkuk 3:17-18)
The Armor of God... - As children of God, may we confidently rest in the assurance that we can stand firm because our HOPE is in the Rock of all ages; the One who clothes us with His truth, goodness, joy, love and peace… The ever-faithful One who desires to fill our hearts and minds with HIS LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT, so that we can SERVE others and spread the LOVE of Jesus everywhere we go. (Ephesians 6:13-18)
Lord, help us to seek You more and more! - God promises us that His goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives (Psalm 23:6). How incredible to think that the Creator of the entire universe loves us so dearly that as we seek Him wholeheartedly, He blesses us: not only with His GOODNESS AND PRESENCE, but with His PERFECT LOVE; ABUNDANT JOY; OVERFLOWING HOPE; and a STEADFAST SPIRIT. (Deuteronomy 4:29)
Beste vriende! - Kom ons wees dankbaar vir kosbare vriende in ons lewens. Mag ons onthou dat Jesus ons beste vriend is en dat Hy altyd daar is vir ons. So, kom ons leer by Hom hoe om ‘n betroubare en lojale vriend te wees teenoor al die maats wat Hy in ons lewens plaas. (Spreuke 17:17)
Lord, we bring You our families… - I like this definition of family: “A group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation”. God created us as relational beings. He loves us unconditionally, and we can extend that love and care to those around us. Family unity and loving relationships are key ways in which we can display our Father’s heart to a lost world. May we choose to put God at the centre, as our strong foundation. He is the source of our love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and discipline when it comes to our home life. (Joshua 24:15)