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Wednesday, 24 September 2008 . 20:30

Taken from an e-mail I received lately

Today's Scripture

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life” (Proverbs 4:23 AMP)

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

When something is toxic, it’s poisonous; it can destroy you. When we go around dwelling on the wrong thoughts, thinking about what we can’t do or how we’ll never get ahead, those thoughts are toxic thoughts. Toxic thoughts left alone become like toxic waste that sinks into your heart. It will eventually contaminate your whole life. It affects your self-image. It affects your attitude, your level of confidence, and ultimately, your success. That’s why the scripture says to guard your heart because the condition of your heart and mind determine the condition of your whole life.

Make the decision today to detox any negative, self-defeating thoughts by meditating on God’s promises instead. Make the decision to detox bitterness, detox low self-esteem, detox negative words that may have been spoken over you, detox condemnation. Make the decision to dwell on what God says about you. God says, “You are forgiven.” God says, “Your best days are in front of you.” God says, “I’ll restore the years that the enemy has stolen.” As you detox your mind and fill your thoughts with His promises, you’ll see His hand of blessing on your life. You’ll rise up higher, and you’ll live the abundant life He has for you!

A Prayer for Today

Father in heaven, I invite You to purify my heart and mind by Your Spirit today. Wash me with the Word as I meditate on Your wonderful promises. Help me keep my mind focused on You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
John 15:12,13

Sunday, 14 September 2008 . 11:58

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:12,13


Thursday, 11 September 2008 . 10:54

Yes I know, I'm posting much lately, but I'm simply sharing my thoughts, my fears, my prayers and my experiences.
You know how once upon a time, many of us surrendered our life to God, and made it a heartfelt prayer asking God to take over and for His will to be done in our lives. I believe that prayer should be a daily decision, a decision to strengthen our faith and to keep drawing us more and more closer to Him, becoming more and more like Him as days go by. Every morning, as we open our eyes and are temporarily blinded by the morning rays of a brand new day, I encourage us to offer up the day to God... fully!
I encourage you to print out this picture prayer, and stick it up in your room or in your prayer corner, somewhere you would most definitly see it! And make it your own heartfelt prayer to God! It is taken from one of Mother teresa's prayers, just adjusted a tiny little bit. God bless you!
Don't go with the flow!
Lately I've been seeing many friends slip deep into dark valleys, and there seems to be no way out! The thing is, since everyone seems to be deep down in the pits, it kind of gets comfortable there, so many don't even bother trying to find a way out. However, let me open your eyes on something. Satan is like a Python. He slithers slowly but steadily into your life and slowly, without us even realising, he starts twirling around us, until we start losing breath to eventuslly suffocate. He's sly, he's cautious... let us not fall into he's traps! If you're feeling down, out of place, unhappy with yourself... Jesus is the only way out! Jesus is the reason! He's the answer to everything! Call on Him and He'll give you the strength to resist the python's grip!!
If everyone is going down one way... and you know its not right... don't go with the flow... it's ok to go the opposite way!!
Your challenge this week is don’t go with the sinful crowd, but live your life for the will of God

Bring love into your home

Tuesday, 9 September 2008 . 10:28

"It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to
love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve
hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved
in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our
love for each other must start." Mother Teresa
Oh My God!

Sunday, 7 September 2008 . 09:51

went to bed last night like i usually do... slept almost instantly. This morning my alarm rang... and hit it savagely as the NOISE it makes frustrates me. I flopped back into bed and suddenly enough it Hit Me... Today IS THE DAY! AAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! guys... my brother gets married in 9 hours' time!!!!!! aaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!
its such a cool feeling man! Never felt sooo many emotions all at one go! Happiness for him getting married, sadness for not having him around the house anymore... and so many other things!!!
anyway... got to go for now! I'll update more if i have time!!
Gbu!! And pray for us!! :D :D
for those of you...

Thursday, 4 September 2008 . 11:29

For those of you who read my last post and feel the same as I do... make these two songs your prayer for today! Gbu

holding on

Tuesday, 2 September 2008 . 11:19

even though I've been building a reltionship with God for 5 years now, even though I believe, even though I thrst and even though I serve God with all my strength... there are times when I just fall apart. There are countless times (more often than not) when I don't feel God's presence anywhere close to me... other times I don't feel Him at all! I find comfort in Mother Teresa's writings through which she states not feeling God close for almost 50 years of her life!! Despite this, I believe. Despite all I KNOW He's there! In my non-understanding, in my doubts, in the numbness of it all... I hold on!
Often.. so often I lack breath! So often I'm torn apart by doubts and fears! So very often do i ask "Why" and remain without answers! But through it all, something inside me helps me hold on! The moment I feel weak, tired, crushed and would be about to let go, that is when I find new strength to keep holding on!
It's like I'm holding on to God's back and He's running with me through a storm. We have to get to the otherside of the dark forest, and He's running as fast as He can. I just need to keep holding on!!!!
So in moments of darkness, doubt, confusion and all... Just keep holding on! Even if you don't understand, even if you don't see any further than the huge brick wall you're facing... just keep holding on!