“You are my God, and I will praise you! You are my God, and I will exalt you!” Psalm 118:28. Can you imagine declaring these words to Him, regardless of what you might be going through? I once tried this, repeatedly saying this verse several times in a day for a week and by the fourth day, it had become my main focus; I had forgotten about my challenge. I felt elevated, lifted, energized and full of faith; I just knew that God has made a way for me. My whole being was in sync with what I was saying, my whole being believed in it.
4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:4-5 (NIV). Happy Easter to you all and may this be the time that we are reminded of what the Lord has done for us.
"I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ's sufficiency]." Phil 4:13, AMP). One time, I heard about this wealthy man. He was known for being very eccentric and far out. One night, he was having a big party at his house. In his backyard, his swimming pool was filled with sharks and alligators.
Noluthando Malope is hosting a new show on the channel called More Than A Song Sundays at 20:00 on channel 331 DStv! Growing up in an artistic family, with both her parents being in the entertainment industry, 25 year old Businesswoman and artist Noluthando Malope’s love for the arts was evident from childhood as she was always performing for her peers. Malope’s aspirations led her to aggressively pursue her passion by entering a number of closed and open talent searches around the country.
South Africa's multi-award winning gospel ensemble, Joyous Celebration, announce the release of the 18th volume of their incredibly successful live series. Their latest offering titled "One Purpose" will be released on Monday 7th April, 2014, with the DVD releasing a week later on April 14th. During the first week of digital pre-orders, "One Purpose" rose to number #2 on the local iTunes store, a first for a local black choir group - if it continues with current momentum could debut at number 1!
I have been reading a very interesting book, written by Robin Sharma titled Life Lessons from the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari and I just wish I had more time to read it, as I can only do 2 pages in a day. Well, you know that some things are better shared, so this Month, I’ll post some extracts from the book. It is not a typical Word teaching book written by a Pastor as it were but it is very practical and will give you a mind-set that of a victor, that God has made you to be.
One of our biggest spiritual problems is this: we want God to do something new while we keep doing the same old thing. We want God to change our circumstances without us having to change at all. We’re asking God for new wine, but we’ve still got an old wineskin. We get stuck, and sometimes mad at God, because we keep doing the same thing while expecting different results! Routines are an important part of growth, but when the routine becomes routine, change it before you turn into a veggie.