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Everything I have is a gift from God – have good stewardship!   2018-02-27

 

Ecc 5:19 If God gives us wealth and property and lets us enjoy them, we should be grateful and enjoy what we have worked for. It is a gift from God.

 

What is the principles of good stewardship?

  • Everything on earth belongs to God – what I have is a gift.
  • Be responsible when dealing with this gift
  • Remember you will be held accountable
  • God will reward me for what I have done with my gift

 

Matthew 25:21:

Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!

 

– C. S. Lewis (Professor Theology Oxford)

Every faculty you have, your power of thinking or of moving your limbs from moment to moment, is given you by God. If you devoted every moment of your whole life exclusively to His service, you could not give Him anything that was not in a sense His own already.

If I want to enjoy life - I need to become grateful!   2018-02-26

 

Hebrews 12:28 Therefore, we must be thankful that we have a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Because we are thankful, we must serve God with fear and awe in a way that pleases him.

 

So, if I want my circumstances in life to change and bring me joy and peace and happiness, I need to start serving God in a way which pleases Him.

 

Why would I do that?

  • Because He gave me grace! Even though I never deserved it!
  • He approved me for His Kingdom something that no one can take from me!
  • He loved me – while I was His enemy
  • He came after me – calls out to me – keeps on fighting for me – stays with me!

 

Joel Osteen (American Evangelist)

I believe if you keep your faith, you keep your trust, you keep the right attitude, if you're grateful, you'll see God open up new doors.

My future can change – but am “I” willing!   2018-02-23

 

Psa 37:37 Notice the innocent person, and look at the decent person, because the peacemaker has a future … 38 But rebels will be completely destroyed. The future of wicked people will be cut off.

 

The peacemaker will have a future – rebels not!

 

How do I ensure my future?

 

Through prayer and bible study I strife to have a relationship with God

  • Because: He knows what is right for me.
  • Because: He will direct me on the right path.
  • Because: With Him by my side, I will never be alone, He will lead and teach me my life through, so
  • I am faithful to Him - because of His unfailing love and faithfulness.

 

Unknown (?)

Insanity: is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Having a dream for your future!   2018-02-22

 

Jer 29:11 I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. …

 

Having a dream for your future is good – following that dream is extra ordinary!

 

So how do I chase my dreams?

1 … When I plan my life … I seek God’s counsel … Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

2 … I do not do anything without the go ahead from the Lord … Proverbs 16:3 Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.

3 … I force myself to be patient knowing that even when things do not seem to go my way – He, answers my prayers … Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

4 … I totally trust in Him, knowing he makes the impossible - possible Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

 

Denis Waitley (American motivational speaker)

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.

If I come to realise my true calling, I will have purpose!   2018-02-21

 

 

Rom 12:2 Do not conform yourselves to the standards of this world, but let God transform you inwardly by a complete change of your mind. Then you will be able to know the will of God --- what is good and is pleasing to him and is perfect.

 

To go on course in the SAPS, we receive a call-up instruction! This call up informs you about what type of course you need to attend.

 

Then when you go to that place of learning which was stipulated in the call up, you know what your purpose are when you get there! You need to learn and pass the course! There you have it … purpose!

 

How is my mind renewed about my Christian calling and purpose?

 

If I want to find out the will of God for me I need my mind renewed, about what He has called me for. If I KNOW WHAT He has called me for, it will give me purpose!

 

This renewal of my mind, comes mainly through the Word of God, and prayer.

 

It is the Word of God who sharpens the mind and of course … through prayer, or in the Word, I will receive my answer …

 

Deontay Wilder (American professional boxer. He has held the WBC heavyweight title since 2015)

 

Boxing is my true calling. I've found my purpose in life.

 

… God is interested in the body, spirit and soul of man ...   2018-02-20

 

1Th 5:23 May the God who gives us peace make you holy in every way and keep your whole being---spirit, soul, and body---free from every fault at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He who calls you will do it, because he is faithful.

 

How can I build a car and just say the engine and the body is important to me? No, it's the whole car that gives me value, otherwise it's just a body with an engine.

 

I've met both Volvo and MBW's manufacturers and they are extremely excited about their products – everything included! They speak proudly of their products.

 

They advertise all aspects of their vehicles because they know when people look at their vehicles - they look at the vehicle as a whole.

 

Now why will we think for a moment that our Maker is only interests in certain parts of his product – which is us! No, the Lord speaks proudly – of us as a whole – body, spirit and soul.

 

Have you seen how the body, spirit and soul is intertwined? Situations in my body have an effect on my soul and spirit! When I feel good, I'm excited when I am sick, I'm depressed.

 

Even if I feel good in my spirit and soul, it's as if I can do anything with my strength - there's a bounce in my step, just so if I'm sad, you'll see it in my body.

 

There is an incredible close relationship between our body, soul and spirit. Therefore, God is interest is all 3.

 

 

... God is geintereseerd in die liggaam en die siel en die gees van die mens ...   2018-02-20

 

1Th 5:23 En mag Hy, die God van die vrede, julle volkome heilig maak, en mag julle gees en siel en liggaam geheel en al onberispelik bewaar word by die wederkoms van onse Here Jesus Christus! 24 Hy wat julle roep, is getrou; Hy sal dit ook doen.

 

Hoe kan ek ‘n motor bou en sê net die enjin en die bakwerk is belangrik vir my? Nee, dis die hele motor in geheel wat vir my waarde gee, anders is dit net ‘n dop met ‘n enjin.

 

Ek het al van albei Volvo en MBW se vervaardingers ontmoet en hulle is vreeslik opgewonde oor hulle produkte – maar in geheel! Hulle praat met trots van hulle produk.

 

Hulle omskryf graag alle aspekte van hulle voertuie omrede hulle weet, wanneer mense na hulle voertuie kyk – hulle na die voertuig in geheel kyk.

 

Nou waarom sal ons vir een oomblik dink ons Maker stel net belang in sekere gedeeltes van Sy produk – ons! Nee die Here praat met trots daarvan – ons is gemaak in sy gelykenis.

 

Het jy al gesien hoe is ons inmekaar geweef? Situasies in my liggaam het ‘n effek op my siel! Wanneer ek goed voel, dan is ek opgewonde, wanneer ek siek voel, is ek depresief.

 

So ook as ek in my gees en siel goed voel dan is dit asof ek alles kan doen met my krag – daar is ‘n huppel in my stap, net so as ek hartseer is dan sien jy dit sommer in my liggaam.

 

Daar is ‘n ongelooflikke naby verhouding tussen ons liggaam siel en gees. Daarom stel God belang is al 3.

 

 

… God is interested in the human body because - Jesus was resurrected, and we also will have part in the resurrection ...   2018-02-19

 

1Co 6:14 God raised the Lord from death, and he will also raise us by his power.

 

15:51 I'm telling you a mystery. Not all of us will die, but we will all be changed. 52 It will happen in an instant, in a split second at the sound of the last trumpet. Indeed, that trumpet will sound, and then the dead will come back to life. They will be changed so that they can live forever.

 

53 This body that decays must be changed into a body that cannot decay. This mortal body must be changed into a body that will live forever. 54 When this body that decays is changed into a body that cannot decay, and this mortal body is changed into a body that will live forever, then the teaching of Scripture will come true: "Death is turned into victory!

 

Everyone loves gifts! It's great to get something from someone else - but it's even more awarding if you give a gift to someone else, even if they do not deserve it.

 

Gifts are usually accompanied by a surprise, but some gifts are expected, such as Christmas- and birthday gifts.

 

This gift of God is what it's all about, it's not a surprise, but an expectation. I believe we will be surprised by what will happen, but the Lord's promise of this resurrection - it creates an expectation for us.

 

As Jesus was resurrected, and His mortal body clothed with immortality, so will our body be clothed with immortality. We will live forever. Make sure you will take part in the resurrection of the saints! Words without deeds are worth nothing.

 

 

... God is geinterteseerd in die mens se liggaam omrede – soos Jesus opgestaan het, sal ons ook deel aan die opstanding hê ...   2018-02-19

 

1 Kor 6:14 En God het ook die Here opgewek en sal ons opwek deur sy krag.

 

15:51 Kyk, ek deel julle ‘n verborgenheid mee: Ons sal wel nie almal ontslaap nie, maar ons sal almal verander word, 52 in ‘n oomblik, in ‘n oogwink, by die laaste basuin; want die basuin sal weerklink, en die dode sal onverganklik opgewek word; en ons sal verander word.

 

53 Want hierdie verganklike moet met onverganklikheid beklee word, en hierdie sterflike moet met onsterflikheid beklee word. 54 En wanneer hierdie verganklike met onverganklikheid beklee is en hierdie sterflike met onsterflikheid beklee is, dan sal vervul word die woord wat geskrywe is: Die dood is verslind in die oorwinning.

 

Almal is mal oor geskenke! Dis lekker om iets van iemand anders te kry – maar nog lekkerder is dit as jy vir iemand ‘n geskenk gee, en hulle verdien dit nie eers nie.

 

Geskenke gaan gewoontlik saam met ‘n verassing, maar sekere geskenke met ‘n verwagting, soos kersfees en verjaarsdae.

 

Hierdie geskenk van God is waaroor alles gaan, dit is nie ‘n verassing nie, maar moet met ‘n verwagting saamgaan. Ek glo ons sal verras word deur wat gaan gebeur, maar die Here se belofde aan hierdie opstanding – dit skep by ons ‘n verwagting.

 

Soos Jesus opgestaan het en Sy sterflikke liggaam beklee was met die ontsterflikke, so sal ons liggaam ook beklee word met die ontsterflikke. Ons sal vir ewig lewe. Maak seker jy sal daaraan deel hê! Woorde sonder dade is niks werd nie!

 

 

... God is geinterteseerd in die mens se liggaam omrede – wat ons doen, en nie wat ons sê nie, mense hulle dinkwyses laat verander ...   2018-02-17

 

 

Dan 3:28 Daarop het Nebukadnésar gespreek en gesê: Geloofd sy die God van Sadrag, Mesag en Abednégo, wat sy engel gestuur en sy knegte verlos het wat hulle op Hom verlaat het en die bevel van die koning oortree het, en wat - hulle liggame oorgegee het - om geen ander god te dien of te aanbid nie, behalwe hulle God.

 

Ek het Eendag die Here gevra: Wys my ware liefde – en Hy het my Sy Woord gewys. Ek het hierdie vooropgestelde idees gehad van wat ‘n Christen was, gevorm deur my ouers en familie se optrede, en ook gevorm deur tradisies wat ons gemeenskap aangehang het.

 

Daar was Eendag hierdie prediker wat besig was om te preek toe iemand uit die gehoor vir hom skreeu – there is no God!

 

Die prediker het na die jongman gekyk en gevra of hy alles in die wêreld weet? Nee, het die jongman geantwoord. Daarna vra die prediker aan die jongman: weet jy ten minste 50% van alles wat in die wêreld aangaan? Nee, was die jongman se antwoord weer.

 

Die prediker sê toe vir hom: Kom ons sê jy het 50% van alles geweet, sou dit nie tragies wees as God in die ander 50% bly nie?

 

Wat is jou opinie oor God? Is jou opinie nie ook dalk as gevolg van die optredes en tradisies van ander, dat jy daardie denkrigting inneem het nie? Nou, sou dit nie wonderlik wees as die Here heeltemal anders is as wat jy gedink het nie.

 

Baie mense vorm hulle opinie oor God, deur hoe ander mense wat hulle self Christene noem, lewe. Iemand het Eendag gesê: jy is dalk net die enigste bybel wat iemand anders ooit lees!

 

Sadrag, Mesag en Abednégo, het die gedagtegang van ‘n koning verander deur dat - hulle hul liggame oorgegee het – aan ons God.

 

 

… God is interested in the human body because - it is what we do, not what we say, that cause people to change their minds ...   2018-02-17

 

Dan 3:28 Nebuchadnezzar spoke and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent His Angel and has delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and have changed the king's words and have - given their bodies - that they might not serve nor worship any god except their own God.

 

One day I asked the Lord: Show my true love - and He showed me His Word. I had these preconceived ideas of what a Christian was, formed in me, by my parents’ and families’ lifestyles. Also formed by traditions our community embraced.

 

There was one day, this preacher who was preaching when someone shouted from the audience - there is no God!

 

The preacher looked at the young man and asked him if he knew everything in the world? No, answered the young man. Then the preacher asked the young man again: Do you know at least 50% of everything in the world? No, was the young man's answer again.

 

Then the preacher said to him: Let's say you knew 50% of everything in the world, would it not be tragic if God lived in the other 50%? …

 

What is your opinion about God? Is your opinion not also set because of the lifestyles and traditions of others? Now, wouldn’t it be wonderful if the Lord was completely the opposite of what you thought?

 

Many people express their opinion about God, by how other people who call themselves Christians live. Somebody said one day: You may be the only Bible someone ever reads!

 

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, changed the mind of a king by giving their bodies - to our God.

 

… God is interested in the human body because - He wants us to bring glory to Him through this body ...   2018-02-16

 

1Co 6:20 he bought you for a price. So use your bodies for God's glory.

Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service.

 

When we were married the day, we stood before that other person and volunteered to marry them without someone forcing us, we said - I promised. No one held any weapon against our head!

 

We promised ourselves to each other, in effect, giving ourselves to the other person - voluntarily. Therefore, the Word says that if you marry your body is no longer yours but your wife's, and your wife's body is no longer hers, but yours.

 

Being a Child of God, and His "Bride" is the most voluntary action we can ever do - and that's what God expects. To serve Him is a voluntary action.

 

Then, if you are His bride, your body is no longer yours, it belongs to Him. Look, He has already given His body to you ... 

 

 

... God is geinterteseerd in die mens se liggaam omrede – Hy wil hê dat ons Hom met hierdie liggaam moet verheerlik ...   2018-02-16

 

 

1Kor 6:20 Want julle is duur gekoop. Verheerlik God dan in julle liggaam …

 

Rom 12:1 Ek vermaan julle dan, broeders, by die ontferminge van God, dat julle jul liggame stel as ‘n lewende, heilige en aan God welgevallige offer dit is julle redelike godsdiens.

 

Toe ons getrou het die dag, het ons voor daardie ander persoon gestaan en vrywillig, sonder druk, gesê, ja – ek belowe. Niemand het enige wapen teen ons kop gehou sodat ons moes trou nie.

 

Ons het trou aan mekaar belowe, in effek onsself vir die ander person gegee – vrywillig. Daarom sê die Woord, dat as jy trou is jou liggaam nie meer joune nie maar jou vrou s’n, en jou vrou se liggaam is nie meer hare nie maar joune.

 

Om ‘n Kind van God te wees, en Sy “bruid” is die mees vrywilligste aksie wat ons ooit kan doen – en dis ook wat God verwag. Om Hom ook te dien is net so vrywillig.

 

Maar, as jy Sy bruid is, dan is jou liggaam nie meer joune nie, dit behoort aan Hom. Kyk, Hy het reeds Sy liggaam vir jou gegee.

 

 

… God is interested in the human body because - the body of a Christian is the house of His Holy Spirit ...   2018-02-15

 

1 Co 6:18 Avoid immorality. Any other sin a man commits does not affect his body; but the man who is guilty of sexual immorality sins against his own body. 19 Don't you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and who was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourselves but to God; 20 he bought you for a price. So use your bodies for God's glory.

 

I bought my Isuzu truck because it had a strong engine to pull my caravan, and because I could transport goods, and because we needed another vehicle for transportation arrangements, since I and my wife are both working parents.

 

God paid an expensive price for us, but He has his reasons, first of all because He love us. Secondly, so that we, and He, could become One through His Spirit, which comes and resides in us, whom are born again children, of God.

 

For this reason, He expects us to live holy! That we will reveal Godliness. That we will appear as chosen peoples, blessed, elected and spiritual.

 

When others look at us, they must see that we are precious to Him, We are fair in our actions, and we are sold out to His Word, full of goodness and cleanliness.

 

When we do not live this way, we use this body that belongs to Him wrongly! We waste our energy, and without energy, this body cannot function, and if the body does not function properly, it brings fatigue, it robs us of our strength, it brings diseases and shortens our lives.

 

Then there are the things that attack this body and break it down like, overeating, and drunkenness, these things causes us to become weak and it destroys the body.

 

Therefore, the Lord tells us that He does not only want us to take care of our spirit and soul but also the body, because what is the one, here on earth, worth without the others?

 

 

... God is geinterteseerd in die mens se liggaam omrede – die liggaam die hguis is van Sy Heilige Gees ...   2018-02-15

 

1 Kor 6:18 Vlug vir die hoerery. Enige sonde wat ‘n mens doen, is buite die liggaam; maar wie hoerery bedryf sondig teen sy eie liggaam. 19 Of weet julle nie dat julle liggaam ‘n tempel is van die Heilige Gees wat in julle is, wat julle van God het, en dat julle nie aan julself behoort nie? 20 Want julle is duur gekoop. Verheerlik God dan in julle liggaam en in julle gees wat aan God behoort.

 

Ek het my Isuzu daardie tyd gekoop want hy het ‘n sterk enjin, om my karafaan te sleep, en omdat hy ‘n bak het, waarop ek goedere kon vervoer, en omdat ons nog ‘n voertuig nodig gehad het, vir vervoer reëlings, aangesien ek en my vrou albei werkenbde ouers is.

 

God het ‘n duur prys vir ons betaal, maar Hy het sy redes, eerstens omdat Hy onverklaarbaar lief vir ons is. Tweedens sodat ons, en Hy, Een kon word, deur Sy Gees wat in ons, die wedergebore kinders, van God kom bly.

 

Om hierdie rede, verwag Hy dat ons heilig sal lewe! Dat ons Goddellikheid sal openbaar. Dat ons as uitgesoektes, geseëndes, uitverkorenes en geestelikkes sal voorkom.

 

Wanneer ander na ons kyk moet hulle kan sien ons is vir Hom kosbaar, ons is regverdig in ons optredes, ons is uitverkoop aan Sy Woord, vol goedheid en skoonheid.

 

Wanneer ons nie so lewe nie, gebruik ons hierdie liggaame wat aan Hom behoort verkeerd! Ons mors ons energie, en sonder energie kan hierdie liggaam nie funktioneer nie, en as die liggaam nie reg funktioneer nie, dan bring dit moegheid, beroof ons van ons krag, bring siektes en verkort ons lewens.

 

Dan is daar die dinge wat hierdie liggaam aanval en afbreek soos, ooreet, dronkenskap, hierdies maak ons swak, en vernietig die liggaam. Daarom gee die Here om wat ons nie net met ons gees en siel doen nie maar ook met die liggaam, want wat is die een hier op aarde, werd sonder die ander?

 

 

… God is interested in the human body because - the body of a Christian is a member of Christ ..   2018-02-14

 

 

1Co 6:15 Don't you realize that your bodies are parts of Christ's body? Should I take the parts of Christ's body and make them parts of a prostitute's body? That's unthinkable!

 

 

Because I'm a policeman, I am automatically seen as a member of the SAPS. Whatever I do, it reflects on the police. One policeman can be corrupt, then everyone says ... the police are corrupt!

 

 

Not that particular policeman, no, everyone is seen alike. Why, because any policeman stands for the police! As they see you, they see the police.

 

 

Now, because I am a child of God, I am a member of Christ. Whatever I do, reflects on Christ. One child of God in the congregation can treat someone badly, then the whole sum is bad according to those effected.

 

 

Because they will say, those people in that church they are all full of nonsense! Why, because what I do in this body, it reflects on Christ and His church.

 

 

... God is geinterteseerd in die mens se liggaam omrede – die liggaam van ‘n Christen is ‘n ledemaat van Chrtisus...   2018-02-14

... God is geinterteseerd in die mens se liggaam omrede – die liggaam van ‘n Christen is ‘n ledemaat van Chrtisus...

 

1 Kor 6:15 Weet julle nie dat julle liggame lede van Christus is nie? Sal ek dan die lede van Christus neem en dit lede van ‘n hoer maak? Nee, stellig nie!

 

 

Omdat ek ‘n polisieman is, is ek ‘n lid van die SAPS. So wat ek ook al doen dit reflekteer op die polisie. Een polisieman kan korrup wees, dan sê almal … aaag die polisie is korrup!

 

 

Nie daardie spesifiekke polisieman nie, nee, almal word oor dieselfde kam geskeer. Hoekom, want enige polisieman staan vir die polisie! Soos hulle jou sien, so sien hulle die polisie.

 

 

Nou, omdat ek ‘n kind van God is, is ek ‘n lid van Christus. So wat ek ook al doen, dit reflekteer Christus. Een kind van God in die gemeente kan iemand sleg behandel, dan word die hele gemmeente oor dieselfde kam geskeer.

 

 

Want wat sê hulle, aaag die hele spul in daardie kerk is ‘n spul skeinheiliges! Hoekom, want wat ek ook al in hierdie liggaam doen, dit reflekteer op Christus en Sy kerk.

 

 

… God is interested in the human body because - it is His house ...   2018-02-13

 

 

1 Co 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit in you, whom you have of God? And you are not your own, 20 for you are bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.

 

 

No person buys a house and then neglects it. No, you maintain it - because it's where you spend your time - it's your home. I certainly want to stay in a neat house!

 

 

Well, I have to say now, when I was still working in Pietermaritzburg, I saw beautiful houses from the outside, but inside those houses it was chaos, it was dirty and untidy.

 

 

Likewise, I saw little houses, not even something I would buy - from outside yes, but inside they were painfully neat.

 

 

Now why do we think that the Lord will be happy with an untidy house? For him, first of all, it's not about the outside, but the inside of a house.

 

 

But the most incredible thing is that when he enters, this house's exterior changes! What was unsightly and unattractive, now becomes attractive and eye-catching! People takes notice! We are His Home!

 

... God is geinterteseerd in die mens se liggaam omrede – dis Sy huis ...   2018-02-13

 

 

1Kor 6:19 Of weet julle nie dat julle liggaam ‘n tempel is van die Heilige Gees wat in julle is, wat julle van God het, en dat julle nie aan julself behoort nie? 20 Want julle is duur gekoop. Verheerlik God dan in julle liggaam en in julle gees wat aan God behoort.

 

 

Geen mens koop ‘n huis en dat laat jy toe dat dit verwaarloos nie. Nee jy onderhou dit – want dis waar jy jou tyd spandeer – dis jou woning, dis jou tuiste. Ek wil sekerlik in ‘n netjiese, aan die kant huis bly!

 

 

Wel ek moet ook nou sê, toe ek nog in PieterMaritzburg gewerk het, het ek mooi huise van buite gesien, maar binne in daardie huise was daar gahos, dit was vuil en onnet.

 

 

Net so het ek klein huisies gesien, nie eens iets wat ek sou koop nie – van buite ja, maar binne in was hulle pynlik netjies.

 

 

Nou waarom dink ons dat die Here tevrede sal wees met ‘n onnet en deurmekaar huis? Vir Hom gaan dit eerstens nie oor die buitekant nie, maar die binnekant van ‘n huis.

 

 

Maar die ongelooflikste daarvan is dat wanneer Hy intrek, hierdie huis se buitekant verander! Dit wat onooglik en onaantreklik was, dit word aantreklik en ooglik! Mense stel belang! Ons is Sy tuiste!

 

Setting my goals is a prerequisite for achievement which is based on a believe!   2018-02-12

 

Rom 4:17 (as it has been written, "I have made you a father of many nations") --before God, whom he believed, who makes the dead live, and calls the things which do not exist as though they do exist. 18 For he who beyond hope believed on hope for him …

 

 

If setting my goals is based on a believe – how do I then set a goal?

 

1 … I have faith ... I believe that (whatever I want to achieve) I can do it! Even though there are not sufficient evidence to prove I can …

 

2 … I have to convince myself I am doing the right thing, because believing I am doing the right thing, brings forth motivation

 

3 … If I am motivated it brings hope …

 

4 … And if I am hopeful it brings confidence and confidence is all we need to succeed ..

 

 

I have to believe in what God is able to do through me, even though all evidence points in the opposite direction or even if there is no evidence at all.

 

 

Tony Robbins (American author – self help books)

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

 

 

… God is interested in the human body because - we were created in His image ...   2018-02-09

 

 

Gen 1:26 And God said, Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness … 27 And God created man in His image; in the image of God He created him. He created them male and female. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, Be fruitful, and multiply and fill the earth …

 

Gen 9:6 … for He made man in the image of God.

 

 

For a task at school, my boy had to create a "hand puppet" (a dragon). It was so cute! He pulled him over his hand, made as if he was talking, and played with the created dragon.

 

 

He was very proud of his creation. Has has shown him to everyone. Nobody could touch that dragon! It was his!

 

 

God made us in his image. And why we think that He would only be interested in our spirit and soul would be a mistake, because He created us body soul and spirit.

 

 

I believe God is proud of His whole workmanship! We need to see us in a complete picture, and important to Him! Take care of your body, you are unique and special.

... God is geinterteseerd in die mens se liggaam omrede – ons na Sy beeld geskape is ...   2018-02-09

 

 

Gen 1:26 En God het gesê: Laat Ons mense maak na ons beeld, na ons gelykenis … 27 En God het die mens geskape na sy beeld; na die beeld van God het Hy hom geskape; man en vrou het Hy hulle geskape. … 28 En God het hulle geseën, en God het vir hulle gesê: Wees vrugbaar en vermeerder en vul die aarde …

 

Gen 9:6 … want God het die mens na sy beeld gemaak.

 

 

Vir ‘n skooltaak het my seuns nou die dag ‘n “handpop” (‘n draak) gemaak. Dit was te oulik! Hy het hom oor sy hand getrek, gemaak of hy praat, en omtrent met die geskapene draak gespeel.

 

 

Hy was baie trots daarop. Het hom vir almal gewys. Niemand kon aan daardie draak raak nie! Dit was syne!

 

 

God het ons na sy beeld gemaak. En waarom ons dink dat Hy net sou belangstel in ons gees en siel sou ‘n fout wees, want liggaam siel en gees het hy ons geskape.

 

 

Ek glo God is trots op Sy hele maaksel! Ons het nodig om ons as geheel te sien, en belangrik vir Hom! Pas jou liggaam om jy is uniek en spesiaal.

… Not only does God provide for the Spiritual – but also for the physical ...   2018-02-07

 

1Co 6:13 Meats for the belly and the belly for meats, but God shall destroy both it and them. But the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord is for the body.

 

 

My wife and I have gave ourselves to each other. That's what we promised, I am yours and you are mine. I will take care of you and you will take care of me! I cannot go now and share myself with someone else.

 

 

We take care of each other. I need her and she needs me. She cannot only care about my mental condition and not my physical, so also can I not only care about her mental condition but not her physical.

 

 

Have you ever heard the saying, a healthy body houses a healthy mind?

 

 

After you and I were born again, we dedicated our body soul and spirit to the Lord. I cannot only serve God spiritually, but not physically. My body is for the Lord and Lord for the body.

 

 

God takes an interest in my spiritual condition as well as my physical. The one goes with the other. God cares for me spiritually and physically, because my body belongs to Him, and He to my body.

 

 

... God voorsien nie alleenlik vir die geestelikke nie – maar ook vir die fisiese ...   2018-02-07

 

1Kor 6:13 Die voedsel is vir die maag, en die maag is vir die voedsel, maar God sal die een sowel as die ander tot niet maak. En die liggaam is nie vir hoerery nie, maar vir die Here; en die Here vir die liggaam.

 

 

Ek en my vrou het onsself vir mekaar gegee. Daarmee het ons gesêek is joune en jy is myne. Ek sal vir jou sorg en jy sal vir my sorg! Ek kan nie nou gaan en myself met iemand anders deel nie.

 

 

Ons sorg vir mekaar. Ek vir haar behoefdes en sy vir myne. Sy kan nie net besorg wees oor my geestelikke toestand en nie oor my fisiese nie, so ook kan ek nie net besorg wees oor haar geestelikke toestand maar nie die fisiese nie.

 

 

Het jy al die gesegde gehoor, ‘n gesonde liggaam huisves ‘n gesonde gees?

 

 

Nadat ek en jy wedergebore was, het ek en jy onsself liggaam siel en gees aan die Here verbind. Ek kan nie net geestelik God dien en nie met die fisiese nie. My liggaam is vir die Here en die Here vir my liggaam.

 

 

God het ‘n welbehae in my geestelikke toestand sowel as my liggaam – die fisiese. Die een gaan saam met die ander. God gee om vir my geestelik en fisies, want my liggaam behoort aan Hom en Hy aan my liggaam.

 

 

… He is God and He is your God! ...   2018-02-06

 

Act 17:26 And He has made all nations of men of one blood to dwell on all the face of the earth, ordaining fore-appointed seasons and boundaries of their dwelling, 27 to seek the Lord, if perhaps they might feel after Him and find Him, though indeed He is not far from each one of us.

 

 

We have always played this game when we were children. When we received a gift, everybody wanted you to search for it.

 

 

As you moved closer to the gift they said: Warmer, warmer. Then when you moved away from it, they said colder, colder, colder.

 

 

So it lasted until you found your gift. Many of us are looking for the Lord, but we are naturally cold for His presence. But the closer we move to Him, the warmer our hearts becomes in His presence.

 

 

One thing I found after rebirth was that the Lord was always close to me! He led me in a direction so that I could find Him.

 

 

For many people it is so easy but still so difficult! Realizing He made you, you're exactly where He wants you! Maybe it's just this day, this hour this second when you find him!

 

 

You are created from Him and created by Him! Stop fighting His voice! The Lord is your generation! He is your nation, He is with you! He is God and He is your God!

 

 

... Hy is God en Hy is jou God! ...   2018-02-06

 

Hand 17:26 En Hy het uit een bloed al die nasies van die mensdom gemaak om oor die hele aarde te woon, terwyl Hy vooraf bepaalde tye en die grense van hulle woonplek vasgestel het, 27 sodat hulle die Here kon soek, of hulle Hom miskien kon aanraak en vind, al is Hy nie ver van elkeen van ons nie;

 

 

Ons het altyd hierdie speletjie gespeel toe ons kinders was. Wanneer ons presente gekry het, dan het almal jou laat soek.

 

 

Soos jy nader beweeg het aan die present het hulle gesê: Warmer, warmer. Dan as jy verder wegbeweeg het het hulle gesê kouer, kouer, kouer.

 

 

So het dit aangehou todat jy by jou present gekom het. Baie van ons soek na die Here, en ons is nature koud vir Sy teenwoordigheid. Maar hoe nader ons aan Hom beweeg hoe warmer word ons harte van Sy teenwoordigheid.

 

 

Een ding wat ek na wedergeboorte gevind het is dat die Here nog altyd naby aan my was! Hy het my gelei in ‘n rigting, sodat ek Hom sou kon vind.

 

 

Vir baie mense is dit so maklik maar tog ook so moeilik! Besef Hy het jou gemaak, jy is presies waar Hy jou wil hê! Miskien is dit net hierdie dag, hierdie uur hierdie sekonde wanneer jy Hom vind!

 

 

Jy is uit Hom en deur Hom geskape! Hou op om te skop teen die prikkels! Die Here is jou geslag! Hy is jou nasie, Hy is by jou! Hy is God en Hy is jou God!

 

 

Everything in life has an appointed time!   2018-02-05

 

Are you breathing? Yes? … well then this is you appointed time!

 

Ecc 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time for every purpose under the heavens:

2 a time to be born / die / to plant / reap ….. to break down / build ….

9 What profit does he have who works in that in which he labours?

10 I have seen the task which God has given to the sons of men to be humbled by it.

11 He has made everything beautiful in His time;

 

What will my success of a purposeful life depend upon in 2018?

My success will depend upon my attitude I have in 2018.

 

The question I should ask myself is …

How do I see this time, God has given me?

 

How will I focus and drive my own attitude?

Will my attitude be to improve or will be attitude be to decline improvement?

 

 

Cristiano Ronaldo (Portuguese professional footballer)

Every season is a new challenge to me, and I always set out to improve …

 

 

… This God is our God. This Lord is our Lord! ...   2018-02-04

 

 

Act 17:28 as someone has said, 'In him we live and move and exist.' It is as some of your poets have said, 'We too are his children.'

 

 

When we join the police you are "sworn" in. It comes down to this, you give your life to the police, and thus also to the people of this country.

 

 

We give the police the power to use us as the police sees fit, in order for the police to succeed in their goals. If this is you, then you become a policeman! The rest are outsiders.

 

 

We who are born again can truly say we live because of Him. He is the one who gave us life because without Him we were dead, but now we live.

 

 

When we give our hearts to Him, then we indeed say that He can use us for His Divine plan, as He sees fit. We give ourselves to Him for His service. Are you a serving Christian?

 

 

When we show the fruit which goes with repentance, then we may truly say, we are His generation! We are of His blood. Or … the apple does not fall far from the tree. This God is our God. This Lord is our Lord!

 

 

... Hierdie God is ons God. Hierdie Here is ons Here! ...   2018-02-04

 

Hand 17:28 want in Hom lewe ons, beweeg ons en is ons, soos sommige van julle digters ook gesê het: Want ons is ook sy geslag.

 

 

Wanneer ons by die polisie aansluit dan word jy “ingesweer”. Dit kom hierop neer, jy gee jou lewe vir die polisie, en dus aan die mense van die land.

 

 

Ons gee die polisie daie mag om ons te gebruik soos wat dit die polisie pas, sodat die polisie in sy doelwitte kan slag. Dan word jy ‘n polisieman! Die res is buitestaanders.

 

 

Ons wat wedergebore is kan waarlik sê, ons lewe as gevolg van Hom. Hy is die Een wie ons lewe gegee het, want sonder Hom was ons dood, maar nou lewe ons.

 

 

Wanneer ons ons hart vir Hom gee dan sê ons inderdaad dat Hy ons kan gebruik vir Sy Godelikke plan, soos Hy goeddink. Ons stel ons diensbaar vir Hom. Is jy diensbaar Christen?

 

 

Wanneer ons die werke toon wat by die bekering pas dank an ons waarlik sê, ons is Sy geslag! Ons is van een bloed. Of die appel val nie vêr van die boom af nie. Hierdie God is ons God. Hierdie Here is ons Here!

 

 

… Its plain and simple, choose, or God, or choose not to obey Him ...   2018-02-02

 

 

Jer 11:16 Jehovah called your name, a green olive tree, fair, with fine fruit. With the sound of a great storm He has set fire to it, and its branches are worthless.

 

 

17 And Jehovah of Hosts who planted you has spoken evil against you, for the evil of the house of Israel and of the house of Judah, which they have done to themselves to provoke Me to anger by offering incense to Baal.

 

 

I have not met any person who is not a bit jealous about their partners. In any relationship, no normal person will allow his girl or her boyfriend, to go on a date with another girl or boy.

 

 

What real man would dare to, in front of his wife, look at another woman, or what right woman would dare to look at another man, in front of her husband?

 

 

Now if so, for what reason do we think we can do it to our God - whom is a jealous God? How can we think that we as His sons can bow to other "gods"? He will not allow it!

 

 

Choose today who you want to serve says the Lord.

 

 

... Dis plein en simple, kies, of die Here, of kies om nie na Hom te luister nie – dis al ...   2018-02-02

 

Jer 11:16 Die HERE het jou die naam gegee: groen olyfboom, skoon deur mooi gevormde vrugte; maar by die geluid van ‘n groot gedruis het Hy ‘n vuur daarteen aangesteek, en sy takke het gebreek.

 

 

17 Want die HERE van die leërskare wat jou geplant het, het onheil teen jou gespreek weens die boosheid van die huis van Israel en die huis van Juda, wat hulle graag gedoen het, om My te terg deur rook te laat opgaan vir Baäl.

 

 

Ek het nognie een mens ontmoet wat darm nie ‘n bietjie jaloers op hulle ander helfdes is nie. In enige verhouding sal geen normale mens dit toelaat dan sy meisie of haar outjie met ‘n ander meisie of outjie op ‘n date gaan nie.

 

 

Watter regte man sal waag om voor sy eie vrou ogiers te maak vir ‘n nader, of watter regte vrou sal dit waag om te flikvlooi voor haar man?

 

 

Nou as dit so is, om watter rede wil ons dit met ons God doen wat ‘n jaloerse God is? Hoe dink ons, ons kan Sy kinders wees en buig voor ander “gode”? dit, sal Hy nie toelaat nie!

 

 

Kies vandag wie jy wil dien spreek die Here.

 

 

… If God then does not save his own house, he will definitely not save those adopted ...   2018-02-01

 

 

Rom 11:23 And those also, if they do not continue in unbelief, will be grafted in. For God is able to graft them in again.

 

 

24 For if you were cut out of the natural wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree; how much more these being according to nature will be grafted into their own olive-tree?

 

 

Let's take a family, Mom, Dad, Son and Daughter. Mom and Dad decide to adopt Boetta and Sussa. Son is very rebellious and does not want to listen to Mom and Dad.

 

 

At 18, Dad ordered Son to leave Papa's house. Son refuses to listen to them. He writes them off. Boetta and Sussa are so grateful that Mom and Dad adopted them, they are incredibly obedient.

 

 

They believe with everything they have, they are part of the family, and Mom and Dad also treat them like that. Boetta and Sussa will be heirs of the house.

 

 

After years of a rebellious life, Son decides to return home and ask forgiveness. He will surely receive his parents' blessing. Now if Dad and Mom have not spared their own Son, they will surely not save Boetta and Sussa or Daughter if they rebel.

 

 

The Israelites are the children of God through birth, we are His through faith. Should they continue to rebel against Pappa's Plan (Jesus), they would not become heirs of His House.

 

 

We who were adopted through faith in Father's Plan (Jesus) will surely not stay heirs, if we would rebel against Pappa’s Plan (Jesus). For if Dad did not save His own born children, how then will we be saved who are adopted Children?

 

 

... As die Here nie sy eie huis spaar nie, sal hy ook nie die aangenome kinders spaar nie ...   2018-02-01

 

 

Rom 11:23 Maar ook hulle sal, as hulle nie in die ongeloof bly nie, ingeënt word; want God is magtig om hulle weer in te ent.

 

 

24 Want as jy afgekap is van die olyfboom wat van nature wild was, en teen die natuur op die mak olyfboom ingeënt kan word, hoeveel te meer kan hulle dan wat dit van nature is, op hul eie olyfboom ingeënt word?

 

 

Kom ons neem ‘n gesin, Mamma, Pappa, Seun en Dogter. Mamma en Papa besluit om aan te neem en neem vir Boetta en Sussa aan. Seun is baie rebels en wil nie na Mamma en Papa luister nie.

 

 

Teen 18 beveel Papa vir Seun om Papa se huis te verlaat. Seun weier om enige iets met hulle te doen te hê. Hy skryf hulle heeltemal af. Boetta en Sussa is so dankbaar dat Mamma en Papa hulle aangeneem het, hulle is ongelooflik gehoorsaam.

 

 

Hulle glo met alles wat hulle het, hulle is deel van die gesin, en Mamma en Papa hanteer hulle ook so. Boetta en Sussa sal defnitief erfgename wees.

 

 

Na jare se rebelse lewe, besluit Seun om terug te keer, en vergifnis te vra. Hy sal sekerlik sy ouers se seën ontvang. Nou as Papa en Mamma hul eie Seun nie gespaar het nie, sal hulle sekerlik Boetta en Sussa of Dogter, ook nie spaar as hulle rebels word nie.

 

 

Die Isrealiette is kinders van God deur geboorte, ons deur geloof. Sou hulle aanhou met rebelsheid teen Pappa se Plan (Jesus), sou hulle nie erfgename bly nie.

 

 

Ons wat erfgename word deur geloof in Pappa se Plan(Jesus), sal sekerlik dan ook nie, erfgename bly sou ons aan Pappa rebels raak nie. Want as Pappas y eie gebore kinders nie gaan spaar nie, hoe is dit dan da thy ons, wat deur geloof kinders is, sal spaar?