DENZEL WASHINGTON & MARK WAHLBERG both say that we need God in our lives

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As the new year begins, are there things in your life you need to prioritise?        Below are some reasons that might inspire you to start.

HERE ARE TWO ACTORS I HOLD IN HIGH ESTEEM

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Life is short and you can leave your mark here on this earth by your actions, no matter how little and insignificant they may seem, there are gifts that God has bestowed upon you that no one else on earth can fulfill. You can do the little things in a great way to start.

Then allow God to guide you and take you forward with prayer, repentance and forgiveness, without them your faith journey will struggle.

Say this prayer out loud 

“Dear God, I want to be a part of your family. You said in Your Word that if I acknowledge that You raised Jesus from the dead, and that I accept Him as my Lord and Savior, I would be saved. So God, I now say that I believe You raised Jesus from the dead and that He is alive and well. I accept Him now as my personal Lord and Savior. I accept my salvation from sin right now.

I am now saved. Jesus is my Lord. Jesus is my Savior. Thank you, Father God, for forgiving me, saving me, and giving me eternal life with You. Amen!”                                 ( courtesy Dr. Larry Hutton)

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, HAPPY NEW BEGINNINGS

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You might say ..”I’m glad this year is over…………..” but did you stop to think of all the great things that may have come your way???????  It’s always the negatives and the things that have held us back that we think of first.

Keep in mind that death and sickness will always be there, as these are part of everyone’s life, but have you stopped to think at how those trialling and difficult times have helped you grow????? Probably not.

Well !!!!! Let me help you put things in perspective a little.

Speaking from experience, all those times people talked about me at work, it didn’t really matter because the truth speaks for itself.  People have their own biases and flaws, we should not measure ourselves according to other people’s standards.

So those difficult times that have been thrown at me,  actually helped me grow stronger. They helped me focus on what was important. The times my colleagues didn’t invite me to lunch, well they did me a favour because I wasn’t really interested in their narcissistic conversations anyway. The times I didn’t get that promotion, the extra money and the  curse words I would have received, wouldn’t have been worth all the extra worry and critics wanting me to fail. I proceeded to do all aspects of my job, all the little things and big things in a great way, because I was proud of my work and efforts and I allowed these to speak for themselves and they have (If they don’t, it’s your cue to move on).

People made positive comments or noticed all my efforts. Sure it took longer but I did it for myself and my pride in my work and not for the glory. Money wasn’t going to make me happy, promotions neither. Not being true to who you are can hurt more, instead I chose the narrow road and I know that God has blessed me because it felt right and I didn’t worry about the rest who were chasing the next dollar, promotion, right circle of friends etc. I look at all this and see my God at work.

I know people who have done jobs that were below them, that were paid half what they were worth but the lessons learnt and contacts made from those jobs, were priceless, they propelled them to the next level and so on until they got where they wanted, because God was working in their lives. Because they were steadfast and had faith that good things would come because God is the giver, the almighty and the all powerful one.

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As the new year is fast approaching let us be thankful for what He has given, for what He has removed, for what He has omitted and for what is to come. With God’s hand upon us, His favour, His blessings and His Son Jesus,  we can grow, prosper and succeed to the level that makes us truly happy and at peace.

I wish the steadfast hand of God upon you all,  the peace of Jesus and the gifts of the Holy Spirit that will propel you to the level that will prosper you and hold you in God’s favour.

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018 AND MAY YOUR CUP OVERFLOWETH

I LEAVE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS VERSION OF MY FAVOURITE SONG -Auld Lang Syne

 

 

 

Jesus comes for all people

The perfect gift is Jesus !!!!!

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Jesus- Son of God and Son of Man (in the Gospel of John, the emphasis on Jesus is to show us that He is the Son of God and Son of man) was prophesied in the Old Testament, Jesus the fulfillment of that prophesy. Jesus the saviour, Jesus the redeemer, Jesus the Messiah. Prophesies from the Old Testament coming true in its fulfilment of the promise of a Saviour.  God through the face of Jesus delivering on His promises. This is one way to give credence to the prophets of the OT.

Below is one of my favourite Christmas songs from biblical inspiration.

Jesus who gave up his crown to be with the lowest of the low. Jesus who came into this world with so little but gave so much. Jesus was to show us a new way to live, a new way that would lead us all to salvation.

You don’t have to earn Jesus’ love. He has loved you first.

So, for the price of Jesus coming and living among us, what do we need to do?

To make a friend in Jesus, to pray to Him, to ask Him, to worship Him,  make Jesus your best friend., that’s all. Why? Because He is our hope in this dark world.

You might think this is cheesy but that’s half the problem today with society, the minute you speak on spiritual matters you are regarded as old fashioned or out of touch. If you can’t prove it, it doesn’t exist. They couldn’t be more wrong.

I speak with truth and conviction. In my darkest times when I prayed,  Jesus has always come through, Jesus made my burdens lighter and not to think of what He has removed from harm’s way. Jesus who is at work moment by moment aligning our paths with God’s will, if we let Him.

FAITH is the precursor, without it, you are blocking the power of Jesus Christ.

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So on this Christmas 2017, I have spent it with my husband, beautiful daughters and family who love Christmas because it has been instilled in them since they were born.

On Christmas Eve, together we went to church, together we prayed and together we celebrated over two days joined by other family members. What could be better?

I’d like to wish you all what I have-LOVE, PEACE, and JOY in my heart. May the spirit of Christmas enfold you everyday and may Jesus come into your hearts to dispel all darkness and infill it with peace and joy.

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STOP! PREPARE! CHANGE! STAY AWAKE! BE ALERT! IT’S ADVENT!!!

ADVENT means ‘ a coming’

This Sunday begins the four weeks of ‘Advent.’ The countdown to prepare as we wait in faith, hope and love for Jesus’ coming into our hearts again.

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Mark 13:33-37(Gospel for Sunday-3rd Dec.)

33 Be on guard! Be alert[a]! You do not know when that time will come.34 It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

35 “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36 If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37 What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’

I often hear people say why are we waiting for Jesus if He has already come, TRUE!

But don”t we celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations every year?

We live in a fallen world and what a great way to start with advent, to change our ways, to turn back to God, to make Jesus the centre of our lives.

I love the Advent wreath as it helps us focus on Jesus, it helps us keep track of what is to come.  Especially during Advent we open our hearts to God. I try to do that and speaking from experience, I always find myself ahead. I give money and I always have money in my wallet, I help people and there’s always someone there to help me. I fall and by the grace of God, He picks me up, I pray for people and God is there to help them too. God has promised to never leave us and  If you live your life right, God will catch up with you.

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 The first week of advent also marks the beginning of the new liturgical year Cycle B.

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As we wait and prepare this Christmas, we are also waiting and preparing for Jesus’s second coming. We do not know the hour , we do not know the day nor year. We can only be redeemed by the grace of God. He knows what’s in our hearts and we should do everything in our power to try and be the best versions of ourselves.  We should keep a heaven perspective. We prepare our holidays, a marriage, children, to buy a house, to retire etc… well then why not for our eternal future???????????

START NOW, START THIS ADVENT, IT’S NEVER TOO LATE!!!!

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YES! DOES NOT MEAN YES IN EVERY DIRECTION

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IT MAY BE A ”YES” VOTE FOR SAME SEX MARRIAGE HERE IN AUSTRALIA…………OR SHOULD I SAY TRANSGENDER MARRIAGE?????

BUT IN GOD’S WORLD IT’S STILL A NO!!!!

I’m sad but not beaten, because I know that God is working moment by moment in the lives of us all. God does not interfere with our free will, God does not stop things from happening either and why should He?

We will things and brings things upon ourselves and then blame God if they don’t work out. You cannot have it both ways. God is not politically correct either, you are either for Him or against Him, there is no middle ground with God.

But I also believe that God does not forget his faithfuls, He will be there for us and not desert us. (See Deuteronomy 31:8 ) It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

As we seek to share the Gospel in an increasingly secular culture, we must demonstrate how the natural result of the Christian sexual ethic is an intact family and culture of human flourishing.(Courtesy of Family Voice Australia)

The state has no authority to change God’s law. God’s law comes before man’s law.

We must acknowledge the laws of our nation and the authority of the parliament, even if we cannot accept a redefinition of marriage as a matter of morality and ultimate truth.

We must commit to being good citizens and neighbours, even as we cannot accept a redefinition of marriage in our churches and lives. (Courtesy of Family Voice Australia)

We now need to continue to pray and write to our local members of parliament that they will vote to protect religious freedoms, freedom of speech and the right for families to say No to radical gender theories and indoctrination in schools through the programmes they teach to our children.

In saying this, we as christians have the responsibility to uphold the law of God, the law that God through Jesus Christ His Son passed on to us thousands of years ago, that now still holds true.

It is pretty clear in Mark 10 what Jesus intended about marriage and passed on to us from the Father

6“But from the beginning of creation, “God made them male and female.’ 7 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

and then we read in Genesis

“And God created man to His own image: to the image of God He created him: male and female He created them. And God blessed them, saying: Increase and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it.'” (Genesis 1:27-28)

UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

Article 18
1. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. This right shall include freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice, and freedom, either individually or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in worship, observance, practice and teaching.
2. No one shall be subject to coercion which would impair his freedom to have or to adopt a religion or belief of his choice.
3. Freedom to manifest one’s religion or beliefs may be subject only to such limitations as are prescribed by law and are necessary to protect public safety, order, health, or morals or the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.
4. The States Parties to the present Covenant undertake to have respect for the liberty of parents and, when applicable, legal guardians to ensure the religious and moral education of their children in conformity with their own convictions. respect the exclusive character of the responsibilities of the Secretary-General and the staff and not to seek to influence them in the discharge of their responsibilities.

Article 27
In those States in which ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities exist, persons belonging to such minorities shall not be denied the right, in community with the other members of their group, to enjoy their own culture, to profess and practise their own religion, or to use their own language. 

THE BIG DEAL ABOUT MARRIAGE read more FAMILY VOICE -AUSTRALIA

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If the world medical association believes assisted suicide is wrong, then why can’t politicians????

FIGHT FOR THE ONE WHO DIED TO SAVE YOU

SAY NO TO EUTHANASIA/ASSISTED SUICIDE

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EVIL PREVAILS WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING!!!!!!!!!

On Thursday, in the state of Victoria, Australia the Senate members of our political system are wrapping up the debate about assisted suicide.

I just wonder if any of the Lower House members who have already passes the bill or the Senate members have even bothered to listen to expert advice from the “WORLD MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.” I just wonder if any have looked at statistics of the countries that have already passed assisted suicide bills such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Colombia, and Canada (Quebec since 2014, nationally as of June 2016). Physician-assisted suicide, excluding euthanasia, is legal in 5 US states (Oregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont, and California) and Switzerland.

We know that euthanasia is increasing in countries that have legalized it: an increase of 18 % in the Netherlands in 2011, and another 13% increase in 2012. Moreover, according to The Lancet, 23% of cases of euthanasia are not reported. ( Read more -see link below-courtesy of “LIVING WITH DIGNITY “).

Assisted suicide is wrong at many levels. God wants no part of death. He sent us His son Jesus Christ so that He could conquer death and this is not part of God’s plan. Did God not sent His Son to us to die on the cross?  Suffering unfortunately, is part of this life on earth but that’s exactly why Jesus came to us. If you have to endure pain then God will compensate you in the afterlife. GOD IS FOR SALVATION, politicians are after your approval and votes, they’re not interested in you getting to heaven.  Death without salvation is not perfect. Nothing imperfect shall enter heaven.

Think about the person pushing the button. Why should doctors be put in the predicament of assisting suicide when they don’t believe in it??? I couldn’t imagine how awful that would be. Assisted suicide is not only immoral but it affects the doers on a spiritual/personal level.

I fear for my children and their children’s children.

I personally have gone out to get petitions signed against euthanasia, written to politicians and you can too. It is not too late you can write to them to send your protest here’s the link…. https://www.aph.gov.au/senate/los

Read more below….the effects of euthanasia….

https://vivredignite.org/en/against-euthanasia/ courtesy “LIVING WITH DIGNITY”

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RELIGION AND POLITICS – WHY SEPARATE THEM?

We seem to be moving very fast at this particular point in time, with bills for euthanasia and assisted suicide, marriage equality, radical gender programmes, abortion etc…..with all these issues, who is the best at deciding what is righteous and what is bad for all of mankind? What is best for our spiritual well being?

Laws of state that govern us do not take into account what God wants of us.  What our obligation is in upholding God’s laws. God’s laws are there to protect us from getting into more strife. Laws of state have the potential to grow into something really sinister, land us into more strife and problems that affect others. You can’t remove the human element from all these, lack of monitoring and enforcement from the authorities have the potential for abuse.

Just look at our track record into some of the areas such as marriage, family law-divorce and child protection, jail sentencing and bail for criminals etc….

What is the answer to all this? The answer is in Mark 12:17

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What would the church know about the economy and fiscal policy?                              What would the state know about our spiritual well being? What would the state know about salvation and the afterlife?

As Jesus stated in Mark 12:17

Let the experts do their job and leave the matters of spirituality to God. God wants to save us, God wants us to go to Him when this life ends,  God wants for your inheritance in heaven. God can veto any or all of man’s laws. This world and everything in it belongs to Him.

The spirit of the passage (Mark 12:17) requires us to regard the rights of all beings as sacred, and to give to them all that is theirs.

I. What is due to God? Or what are the things, the property of God, which our Saviour here requires us to render to Him? “The earth is the Lord’s,” etc. Of course we, and all that we possess, are God’s property. More particularly-

1. Our souls with all their faculties.

2. Our bodies.

3. Our time.

4. All our knowledge and literary acquisitions.

5. Our temporal possessions.

6. Our influence.

He, then, who withholds from God any of these things, or any part of them, does not comply with the precept in the text.( Courtesy Studylight.org. )

So, God can veto any or all of man’s laws. He has spoken in the bible, we should follow Jesus’ example and allow Him to guide us through our heaven journey because this life is so short and eternity……  well…………….I still find it hard to fathom, but as for me, I would rather the pain now for the gain later……

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