Word Fast:  Criticism

James 1:26 If any man thinketh himself to be religious, while he bridleth not his tongue but deceiveth his heart, this man’s religion is in vain.

How well do you know me?  If you truly know me, you will say that I am very judgemental and probably a critical person.  I was thinking about this and truth be told you are right with your answer.  Sadly I am so sorry for my bad behaviour and I have asked the Lord God to forgive me for being so judgemental and seriously critical.

So today in all humbleness I confess I am judgemental and struggle with a critical spirit.  I also confess that I am not one that actually bridles my tongue and this has brought me enough trouble.

1 Timothy 2: 1 – 2 I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men; for kings and all that are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity.

Today I want to pray and dedicate all kings, and people in high places, that the Lord God will guide them and help them from becoming judgemental and critical.  A spirit of this magnitude can just be detrimental to all other people.  May the Lords love and grace surround them, softening their hearts, souls and minds.

So there, our fast today is on being critical, let go of the past and stretch you forward to a new being.  In Jesus Name.  Amen

 

Praise#Lord #Jesus

Thank You Lord Jesus Christ

Isaiah 41:13

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.’

This past couple of days has been hectic in my own life and that of the lives of my family.  My mom and oom Frik have been under presure to move and needed somewhere to stay.

Bless Andus in his work today, give him supernatural favor with each and every person today, Lord blesses him in all his work.  Lord guides him and protects him.  Let no harm come to him.  I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over his life.

Praise the Lord our God for open the right doors for them to move into a big beautiful flat.  God is so gracious and He is constantly looking out for our wellbeing.

I believe with my entire heart and mind that my God hears my prayers and I just need to learn to trust Him more.  I bring You all the Praise, worship and adorations I can think of Lord Jesus Christ.

Father thank You for open doors, open hearts, and open lives, Thank You that You are in control over our lives and that You have made a way for all of us.

We praise You and worship at Your feet.  Love You, with all my heart, body and soul.  Amen

Electricity and Water Issues – Mpumalanga Witbank South Africa

As a resident of this place I truly am so upset, we cannot do much about it because it seems this place is out to take every little bit out of their residence.  The municipality owes Eskom so much money and has not paid the bill for the usage of Electricity.  Let me tell you something if we miss one payment they cut off the electricity and make you pay a penalty fees to have it switched back on.

We also suffer the inconvenience of no electricity which also affects our water.  The water by the way is another story all on its own.  If you drink this water you will really be violently sick.  Resulting in us needing to buy bottled water which cost us more, as we are paying for water at home too.

As a stay home mom, I cannot do my washing on Mondays because the electricity is switched off at 06h00 am to 08h00 am and the water is non-existent.  To top it off tonight we go through the same thing again from 17h00 to 19h30 pm no lights.  Don’t be misled this will happen on a daily basis the weekend is no different.  We are paying Sandton rates and tax’s in Witbank.

My question is why must the people who are paying their bills be affected by the negligence of the municipality?  We are being kept accountable for their mistakes.  What is going to become of our cities?

Lukewarm

Picture this:  You and a friend decide to go to a restaurant to order your favorite dish, “Hot Pot.”  You take a seat and order your drinks, place your order for the “Hot Pot” and chat while you wait.

The waiter approaches you with the food placing the plate before you.  As you pick up your fork the food looks suspect but because you have etiquette and protocol you proceed to place the food into your mouth.  Now imagine this, the potatoes are half boiled and cooled down to room temperature.  The butter with tomatoes and onions are half warmed up and to top it off they forgot all about the chilies which make this dish so desirable.

The food is lukewarm and not steaming hot as you would expect and you can hardly eat it because the butter hasn’t melted properly it leave a greasy taste in your mouth.  This is the same for Christian who pretends to worship God.  People act like they love God with their mouths they tell people what a great God they serve but in truth they actually do not serve God.  Their hearts are somewhere else.

Revelation 3: 16 NKJ

“So then because of thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”

via Daily Prompt: Lukewarm

Seriousness

Many people think that I approach my life too seriously, that I should learn how to relax and learn to let go.  The problem I find with this kind of statement is that they don’t understand my point of view.  As a Christian, I take my Christian live seriously.

The seriousness of studying the Bible, learning how to become a true Christian and having a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth, in this day and age.  Striving to become more and more like the Lord Jesus, there is the seriousness.  You cannot be like a jumping Jack doing anything you please.  You have to consider where you find yourself and know who you are in Christ.

We are called to live holy lives and I believe we need the spirit of the fruit which is love and patience, kindness and gentleness, self-control to name but a view.  Yes, for all intense purposes I am a very serious person.  My values are drawn from the Bible and I strive to live a good and sober life.  Constantly striving to build my personal relationship with a Living God and drawing as much inspiration from Him.

Sticking to my values makes me seem serious.

 

via Daily Prompt: Seriousness

Work in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ

 

Colossians 4: 12

12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant [minister] of Christ, saluteth you, always laboring [striving] fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

As I read these words today I want to encourage you that I am standing in prayer before God in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth praying for the salvation of your souls.  I am hopeful in that when you read these words your lives will start to change.

It is my believe that the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth is calling each one of you into His kingdom.  You belong to Him, He has called you by name.  I stand in agreement with the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

May all that you do today be in the Holy Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, as you work in your office may it be in the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  As you drive your car home may it be in the Holy Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Everything you put your hands to may it be to the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, as we do this we honor and bring praise to the Father God in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Be blessed today, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.