"I hear that Sinclair and when I read your reply it prompted me to post the devotional 'I am'. We cannot live this Christian life without the Holy Spirit; in our own strength we will fail. We need the bread of life to be able to live and be…"
John 6:35: - 'And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that comethto me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.'When I was growing up, we didn't have a lot of money. We really just got by, but were happy indeed. As children, if you had sisters and brothers, you could play all day and never really get tired. We would play indoors and outdoors and would only take a break when we needed to refuel. Our fuel, as human beings is bread and water. We gotta eat…See More
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him."1 John 2:15, NIVHow is our walk with God? Are we following the way of the masses, dabbling thoughtlessly into whatever pleasing idea comes along? Are we burdened by the cares of the world, stumbling from one obstacle to another? Or do we temper our thoughts and movements by the righteousness of Christ? Does it sometimes seem so much easier to ‘follow the crowd’ than to walk by the…See More
"David was greatly distressed … but ... found strength in the LORD his God."1 Samuel 30:6, NIVWhen I read about the life stories of God’s heroes and heroines of faith, their lives often sound like roller coaster rides at an amusement park. Often they begin as David, Gideon or Peter did, in very lowly places, and end up in places of great influence, but it’s never a completely smooth ride. Their life stories often take sharp turns, around unexpected sharp corners, are presented with immovable…See More
2Cor. 5:17 What this means is that those who become Christians become newpersons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new lifehas begun!Where you really made new when you accepted Christ into your heart? Well, this is an ongoing battle in many church circles because many believe that when you are made new you are made spiritually new and it's only manifested in the spirit realm. But I don't agree with that. I do not believe the scripture "If any man be in Christ, he is a…See More
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right, persevering, and steadfast spirit within me."Psalm 51:10, AMPJust mention you’re going on a trip to a South African Home Affairs Office and you’ll draw quite a reaction. Sadly, it will be mostly negative. You’ll be told everything from the hours it took a person just to apply for the much needed document, to the quality of the service they received. In their time of need, potential applicants often try to find out which particular office is…See More
"He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds. [curing their pains and their sorrows]"Psalm 147:3, AmplifiedI’ve had to re-learn a valuable lesson of late on the subject of pain. This isn't a lesson you want to revisit, far from home and in a country where you don’t understand the language, but God took me on this journey nevertheless. For the record, I'm actually grateful! Let me explain what happened.Over twenty-five years ago I had a root canal treated on an infected tooth, and it…See More
Their eyes were opened and they recognised Him and He disappeared from their sight. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”Luke 24:32-32, NIVOn Good Friday, in the Guildhall Square of the city near where I live, nearly 200 people from churches across the city were involved in an outdoor Passion Play. It drew great crowds, and is estimated to have reached 10,000 people. The aim was to put Jesus at the…See More
Ephesians 3:20 - 'Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,'The Word of God tells us that the anointing is not an outward manifestation of power, but it's an inward working of power that teaches us, leads us and guides us in all truth. 1John 2:27 So, this power that works in us is to make us into what we are to be in Christ. But now, let's see how this power works to get us to the place where we should be.…See More
FOR ADLNow I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. Phil 1:12Paul is in jail in Rome, writing to his friends far across the sea in Philippi. He manifests a reaction that inevitably makes the world sit up and take notice. He understood that adversity means advance. The manifestation of this kind of attitude is a test of Christian maturity. The Christian who has become well enough acquainted with the God of the impossible…See More
"I believe a number of us need to get here, where we realise that it's not or ever will be about us and what we can do to live this Christian life. It is Christ all the way... He lives through us and enables us to live the very…"