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You’re doing okay

30934dd“You have done well. Thank you”, He says and the anxieties and worries melt away.

Be encouraged, the Master wishes you well. Hear Him speak in the rain; see Him reflected in the lightening. Watch His wonder in a child exploring the world for the first time.Find rest in the silence.

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It’s a new beginning and He says, well done.You are doing well, do not be weary in well doing.

Go out with joy and be led in peace.

Mountains and hills break forth before you.
The trees of the field clap their hands.

Let the world watch you display the very purpose you were created.

Be a fragrance. Leave the scent of life as you pass by.
Be light. Catch fire and let the world watch you burn.
Be salt. Add flavour to a bland world.

Heaven applauds you.
Be encouraged!

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Follow His Peace

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Flinging pots, pans and books in a rare display of anger; heaving and panting in exhaustion. I wonder why we expend so much energy in anger, it’s so tiring. Worse of is that this entire scenario is in my head and though nothing is out of place anywhere, in my heart there is an upheaval of a lot of things.

Then I hear a word…
“Follow the peace!”

Peace! What peace? Like Sarah, I laugh. Peace ke? Hmmm, like seriously God, please!
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Rent has gone up.
Fees have to be paid.
I am not married yet.
No kids.
Rumours of war.
It’s taking too long.
Follow the peace?

Like the man at the pool of Siloam, our deliverance comes in a word but we are so stuck, we say “there’s no one to carry me!”

“My peace I give, not as the world gives. I keep you in perfect peace, you keep your mind on me.” Look up, see things from His perspective. Follow the pattern, follow the peace…..

When He needed to get things done, he looked up and gave thanks. The Prince of Peace didn’t look at the problem and what problems he had, He looked up!
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Follow the peace.
Look up.
Lift Him up.
Get up.

…And a sense of everything coming together will flood your heart.You already have all you need. If you are lost and can’t seem to find your way. Remember…
Follow the peace.
Follow His peace!

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Love Won For Me

love_always_wins_by_mihaisI am a thief!

Stealing time, glances and words.Taking things that don’t belong to me! “I’m only borrowing”, I rationalize. I will give it back but only when I am done.

I am a thief!

Depriving people of the best of me! “I can only give this much”, I say. I can’t give what I don’t have so I hide behind religious clichés and refuse to press into all the treasures buried in me.

I’m a thief!

Touching what I am not supposed to. Releasing love before its time, awakening desires outside prescribed boundaries. “Everyone is doing it”, I bluster on, “stolen bread is sweet!”

I am a thief!

Stealing from myself is the worst. I have lost the man I could have been. Lost my self, dignity and honour. Burdened by guilt, bowed by shame ….

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Caught! Accused and rightly so!
Condemned but….

Love believes in me.
Love believes it is not too late.
Shame and grace collide in Him.
He takes my guilt!
He sets me free!

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Love wins for a thief such as I.
Every voice is silenced.
Every tongue that rises in judgement is silenced!
Death is defeated!
Acquitted!

The blood of Jesus speaks and is still speaking!
Listen!

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Truly loved by Him

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l have got to go back!
It’s been a while! Everything seems the same, or maybe it’s just me who’s changed.The path is just as I remember, turfs of grass, I have a feeling that if I look closely I would see the imprint of my feet here.

My heart beats with anticipation, there is almost a desperate yearning in my heart. I hear my heart thud with every step. “Please let it be there”, I pray quietly as I hurry along; half running, half walking…

I see it, a smile and a sob burst through simultaneously and then I see Him, waiting and watching. This time I run and I don’t stop till I get to him.

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I am home again, he kisses my face and wipes my eyes. My heart blooms drinking in his ĺove like water on parched ground.I needed living water so I went back to the well, the place we first met.

You are the Potter
You are Living Water
You are more than enough
So pour yourself in me.
You are all I need.

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Find your well
Get back to Him
He is waiting
He waited for me and I am loved.

 

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The chore called Laundry

llI am looking for a laundry basket, something nice that matches my wall. Useful but fashionable. I know I should wash but I just don’t have the time! Besides, that’s why someone came up with the brilliant idea of laundry houses! Laundry is a chore but someone has to do it!

I am reminded as I reluctantly take on the task of washing that I am a finished product of a specific type of washing; picked out of the miry clay and sorted so that the colours don’t run and mix.
My label was checked before I was put in the machine of testing- is she too fragile? Should she be hand-washed or is there a set temperature to her fabric? Laundry is a chore but The Master does it!

He takes his time to pick up, sort out and promises that he would not lay on me more than my fabric can handle. I am cleansed by the precious blood He shed. No detergent is more effective and efficient. Though your sins be as dark as scarlet and red as crimson… when He is done, they are as white as snow and soft as wool.

He finishes the job, sealing me with His Spirit. I am ready for anything, fresh and scented with the perfume of praise. My fragrance permeates my world. Laundry is a chore but I am willing to join in.

laudnryI am a co-labourer, washed by the blood, purified constantly by the washing of the Word daily. Baptized and sealed with His Spirit

I remember how filthy my self righteousness was and it is nothing compared to who I am becoming. So, I tell others come. Come and meet a man who specializes in the business of laundering souls. No stain is too hard, no fabric too fragile. He plunges into the cold of our lives, not minding the season and gently cleans us up!

What a Ģod!

He Knows. He made us all so He knows how best to handle us. Washing will never be the same again.

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Jesus has you covered

Duvets, blankets, sweaters and jackets.

They may be stylish but they have a simple function. Cover, hide and protect from the cold. Imagine the discomfort you feel on a cold night without a blanket- eyes shut, you grope around until you touch the familiar warmth of your duvet.

What do you do when the cold hands of life touch your life, finances and your relationships? Do you grope and shiver through the cold or do you get a covering?

See, Jesus covers! “When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to a rock that’s higher than I!
Jesus is the Rock!”

 

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Carry a God-consciousness. Be aware of His never failing love. When your heart’s heat wanes and the cold of disappointment and discontent creeps in, wrap yourself in the warmth of God’s embrace. Breathe in His love and be comforted, exhale the weight that burdens you.

Be aware, God is a shield for you, A refuge and a hiding place. See, it’s okay to hide sometimes from your phone, the ever tugging emotions, the burden of ministry and hide under the covers of His grace.

Snuggle and curl into his vast greatness. He is your glory, my glory and the lifter of our head. Bask in the sunlight of His fullness, in the brightness of his Promises.

Rest! Your Redeemer lives.
Relax! Enjoy the security of your shortcomings covered
Jesus has you covered!

 

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He Awaits You

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It’s been a while! Everything seems the same or maybe it’s just me who’s changed.

The path is just as I remember- turfs of grass and all. I have a feeling that if I look closely I would see the imprint of my feet here.

My heart beats with anticipation, there is almost a desperate yearning in my heart. I hear my heart thud with every step. “Please let it be there”, I pray quietly as I hurry along, half running, half walking…

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watching. This time I run and I don’t stop till I get to Him.

I am home again. He kisses my face and wipes my eyes. My heart blooms drinking in His ĺove like water on parched ground. I needed living water so I went back to the well, the place where we first met.

He is the Potter
He is Living Water
He is more than enough
So pour yourself in me.
You are all I need.

Find your well
Get back to Him
He is waiting
He waited for me and I am loved.

Posted in Life, Purpose

Live the dream

 

c13aa90f9ce4197f18883fbfdb2242aaDecisions are made, conclusions are reached. Some with dire consequences, others don’t even cause a ripple. The decision to follow your heart or your dreams is anything but easy. It tasks your mind, tests courage and takes its toll.

But is it worth it? YES

At Gabbatha (the stone pavement), a decision was taken that precipitated the course of events that changed history. A man following his passion died to save the world. He knew that I probably would choose not to believe but he went all the way and He is exalted in every nation.

Is it worth it? Again YES!

Follow your heart.
Live limitless.
Be optimistic, things are getting better.
Live out of the bag God has packed for you.

Jesus was sentenced by an unwilling, people-pleasing ruler. It doesn’t matter how you get to your stone pavement. Maybe it’s a sack letter, a broken heart, rejected proposal, a not planned for pregnancy, whatever! Take a decision that will cause a life-changing effect, let the world watch you ignite the passion, courage and talent you possess.

Be remarkable.
Leave your mark.

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The Rhythm of Life

Crash,clang, clatter,bang! Sometimes the symphony of your life can be a discordant tune. Instead of beautiful harmonies, the key is off and the melody is non-existent. If you are musically inclined, you unconsciously close your ears and eyes to the sound that already registers in your soul. The worship becomes a bit flat, your dance step falters and you struggle to find balance. Life is like that sometimes, plans go awry, people die,jobs are lost, fuel prices go up, friends are lost. Discordant tunes! Ruined harmonies!

Faith is????
The firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. …
A hope against hope.
A place like a child sleeping. ..
A voice calling keep walking you’re not alone in this world. ..
A chord that rings pure and true regardless of chaos, change or circumstance.

Keep faith!
Live faith!
Believe and receive!

So after hearing the wrong note, change the song, sing on key, increase the worship and dance through.

Faith is….
Whatever God has said.
Hold on, we are guaranteed victory in the end.

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Follow your Track

Walking is fast becoming a new love for me. The air is crisp and cool, the world is quiet and seemingly peaceful for a few minutes and a sense of wellness fills me up as I walk. Interesting signs pop up and interesting people show up every morning.

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I met a man and in spite of the music in my ears, he persisted in asking questions and firmly berated me for not measuring my steps and progress. He insisted that I needed to and I smiled and said “I didn’t have to”, he showed me his gadgets and was impressed with himself and his steps. Smiling still, I kept on walking…

The lanes on a race track are clearly defined, marked and separate. This is intentional not just for order but so everyone knows their lane and are responsible for their victory or loss. Not so different from life’s race. You are designed for your own task, your work and walk is YOURS. Enjoy the walk..

Yes, don’t be so carried away by the focus that you forget to enjoy. I get it!You must show a measure of seriousness, calculate the odds, hit your target and be perfect, right? Remember, God does not call you to be perfect but excellent. He enjoins you to fellowship with Him.

Enjoy the walk.
Lean on His grace..
Depend on His unfailingly strength.
Bask in the sunshine of his brilliant love.
Enjoy the work.

The race is not to the swift but He will carry you on eagles wings as you put your limitations (gadgets, experiences, gifts ) in His unlimited self.

See, I had a longer walk ahead, he took a taxi. We were going in different directions so don’t be pressured by life’s distractions. ..

Follow your track.
Run your race.
Smile and enjoy the walk.