Lewende hoop... - 1 Petrus 1:3 (NV): “Aan God, die Vader van ons Here Jesus Christus, kom al die lof toe! In sy groot ontferming het Hy ons die nuwe lewe geskenk deur die opstanding van Jesus Christus uit die dood. Nou het ons 'n lewende hoop...”
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Extravagant love… - During this special Easter time, I was reminded again of the greatest act of LOVE in all of history. Our Lord not only extended His grace and loving-kindness, but laid down His life, to defeat sin and death so that we can have eternal life! As I considered our Lord’s LOVE, it triggered a question in my mind: Do we truly love others the way Jesus loves us?
Eternal glory! - As we prepare to celebrate the most significant event in history… I stopped for a moment to reflect on the meaning of Easter. What does Easter mean to you? The death of Jesus? An empty tomb? A Risen Christ?
To see God… - What is the condition of your heart? If you are really open and honest with yourself today, would you describe your heart as being pure – undivided, set-apart, focused and controlled by God? As Solomon prompts us in Proverbs 4:23 (TPT): “So above all, guard the affections of your heart, for they affect all that you are”.
The hall of faith… - I was reflecting on FAITH and reading through the well-known Hebrews 11 – the so-called “Great Hall of Faith”. I have a burning question on my heart for us today: Is our faith strong enough, do we truly trust God completely, to get our names recorded in GOD’s HALL OF FAITH?
Vertrou op Jesus... - Spreuke 3:5-6(NLV): “Vertrou op die Here met alles wat jy het. Moenie staatmaak op jou eie insigte nie. Vra na die wil van God in alles wat jy doen. Hy sal die regte pad vir jou wys”.
God is in our breakthrough… - We are well into this year, seeing nature changing and preparing for new seasons… This recently caused me to halt for a few seconds and take stock. We are all excited and energised at the beginning of a new year, hopeful about fulfilling our goals and dreams for the year. Upon reflecting, I was aware that we sometimes later find ourselves feeling a little discouraged, our souls cast down, as we realise how busy life has been; and how we may not be as far advanced with our plans and dreams as we prayed and believed we would…
To You be the glory and power forever… - Leslie Bennett so profoundly stated during our January Webinar that: “Prayer is a process of turning from being overwhelmed by our problems and underwhelmed by Christ… to turning to being overwhelmed by Christ and underwhelmed by our problems”. In layman’s terms – keeping our prayers – our eyes and focus on Jesus!
Kiss the Son… - Genuine happiness is found in willingly living under the authority of God’s revelation in His Word – submitting ourselves to our Lord, in total surrender. What is your understanding of submitting or yielding to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ? Have you done so already, or are you now ready to “Kiss the Son” and to submit every aspect of your life to Christ?
It’s not too late… - Do you sometimes feel that God has turned His back on you? You try your best to live a holy life that pleases Him, but there are just some obstacles, struggles or habits that seem to stand between you and our Lord.