You are healed

He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed. (‭1 Peter‬ ‭2‬:‭24‬ NLT)
We may suffer for many reasons. Some suffering is the direct result of our own sin; some happens because of our foolishness; some is the result of living in a fallen world. Peter is writing about suffering that comes as a result of doing good. Christ never sinned, and yet he suffered so that we could be set free. Jesus’ suffering was part of God’s plan and was intended to save us. All who follow Jesus must be prepared to suffer (Mark 8:34-35). Our goal should be to face suffering as he did—with patience, calmness, and confidence that God is in control of the future. (Tyndal Study Bible)
Christ died for our sins, in our place, so we would not have to suffer the punishment we deserve. This is called “substitutionary atonement.”
A couple of Sunday’s ago our Pastor was telling the story of the time before Jesus. The only way to God was through the Highest Priest. Nobody had access to God. He was in the Holy place behind the curtain, where the tabernacle was kept.
When Jesus died on the cross for our sin’s that veil was torn. All people have access to God. Jesus paid for that with his life. We can now speak to God direct. What a privilege!
I am still amazed at the power of the Holy Spirit; this was the spirit that raised Jesus from the dead.  What’s more amazing that power is available to all of us if we believe. That’ s all we have to do is believe.
Read this scripture and comment again. Is that not amazing that Jesus carries our sin for us, he suffered in our place. What a privilege!
“Lord I thank you for your Son, Jesus. Thank you for showing me the light. Holy Spirit works in me to be the light. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Patient endurance

“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.” (‭Hebrews‬ ‭10‬:‭35-36 NLT)
The Bible gives us a clear choice between two life directions. Because life often forks off in two directions, you must take the higher road, even though it looks more difficult and treacherous. That road gets steep in places. The climb takes a toll on your energy. It gets lonely. Not many on it, but more than you imagined, and some because of your example. It gets slippery; the devil blows ice on the narrow passages. Despite its dangers, the higher road is bound for the peak, and you’ll make it—God has a lifeline around you. When you are tempted to falter in your faith or to turn back from following Christ, keep focused on what he has done for you and what he offers in the future (see Romans 8:12-25; Galatians 3:10-13). Then keep climbing.
Times of trial serve to sift true Christians from false or fair-weather Christians. When you are pressured to give up and turn your back on Christ, remember the benefits of standing firm and continue to live for Christ. Patient endurance is not a way to be saved but the evidence that you are really committed to Jesus. (Tyndale Study Bible)
Do we always stand boldly for Jesus?
We have a choice with everything in life. Nothing worthwhile comes easy. Is it going to be the high road or the low road that everybody follows? If you want to be great at anything, it takes serious commitment, including your walk with God.
I have been seriously tested in the last while. Just when you think you have things waxed, the devil throws a curve ball.
My lesson the past week has been prayer and trust in God. Trust me, some of these obstacles are huge. Just like the writer says, God has a lifeline around you, just reach out for Him. Just like the scripture says, faith the size of a mustard seed will help you through everything.
All things are possible with God.
“Lord, I pray that You show me the high road. That I can be bold for you. I pray that You will guide me through all my troubles. Thank you for the opportunity. In Jesus mighty name. Amen”

One day

A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked. (‭Psalms‬ ‭84‬:‭10‬ NLT)
The psalmist viewed being in God’s presence as much better than being anywhere else.
I am sure you have wondered about “Heaven.”
There is not a promise in the Bible that is not kept. God promises favour, prosperity and blessing. Speak to any believer, and they will testify to it.
It’s not always just money, that’s just a measurement of the world it much more than that. It’s that peace and radiance that I spoke about yesterday.
What is the measurement of success is certainly not money? Your success with your kids is not related to money. We all know it’s far more than that. It’s is not the same for all kids, though. Some kids with access to money turn out a real mess.What I do know is that if they, the kids, apply the principle of the Bible they will be perfect. As parents and leaders, we should teach these. No more guessing it’s that simple.
Just like David says one day in the presence of God and his environment, will be worth more than three years (1000 days) in the world. Difficult to believe? I can assure you it is. Because it’s written. The Bible and God never fail on their promise.
“Lord I pray to be in your presence daily. I thank you that you made space for me. In Jesus name. Amen.”

Wear it

Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭6‬:‭11‬ NLT)
In the Christian life, we battle against “rulers and authorities” (the powerful evil forces of fallen angels headed by the devil, who is a vicious fighter, see 1 Peter 5:8). To withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of his armour. Paul is not only giving this counsel to the church, the body of Christ, but to all individuals within the church. The whole body needs to be armed. As you do battle against the “mighty powers in this dark world,” fight in the strength of the church, whose power comes from the Holy Spirit… (Tyndal Study Bible)
Reading this scripture, I immediately thought of work. Do we rely on God’s strength in our daily challenges?
Every day we are faced with various challenges. Our days have many small events and things that challenge us to deliver a good service. Think of third parties not delivering on their promises. All these things have an effect on our behaviour. We can even lose our temper. Go around complaining about the smallest things. Is this the correct way to glorify God?
Yes, I struggle daily. The right way would be to dress ourselves in God’s armour. I have used these words before, Pure, Holy and Humble. No this sounds more like Gods armour. Take careful consideration of all God’s armour that will protect you from the devil’s attacks. Will it be necessary to complain?
Think of this, do you apply the work ethic to glorify God? Do you work diligently to Glorify God?
“God I pray that you dress me in your armour, so I can do and be everything to Glorify You. In Jesus name. Amen.”


“He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.”
‭‭Revelation‬ ‭21:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Have you ever wondered what eternity will be like? The “holy city, the new Jerusalem” (21:2) is described as the place where God will “wipe every tear from their eyes.” Forevermore, there will be no death, sorrow, crying, or pain. What a wonderful truth! No matter what you are going through, it’s not the last word—God has written the final chapter, and it is about true fulfillment and eternal joy for those who love him. We do not know as much as we would like, but it is enough to know that eternity with God will be more wonderful than we could ever imagine. (Life Applications Study Bible)
The most amazing thing to me again is how scriptures come up and fit in with yesterday and the days before. God’s plan works. I was sharing with a friend this scripture and message is obviously directed at someone out there.
John, the author of Revelation, is describing heaven. What we must keep in mind that heaven and its benefits is a choice. All we have do is accept Jesus as our personal saviour. It’s our reward for taking that step of salvation. A gift from God through the blood of Christ. Again all we have to do is accept it.
My thoughts go back to yesterday’s words, training our mental and physical being. Remember the mental training by staying in the word of God will give you rewards in heaven. Our time on earth is sort, but if we make right choices our new life is eternal. The question is for which life do you want to practise the long or the short?
I always refer to this, the peace you receive when you accept God is beyond imagination. You can sleep again, and sleep peacefully.
In Romans 10:17 we read that Faith comes from hearing and hearing comes from the word of God. Considering this and the advice from yesterday, adhering to it, will lead to good living. So much to entice you to make the right choice.
No matter what you are going through today there is reward it might not be what you want right at this moment, but if you keep on making right choices, you will be blessed as describe above and yesterday, abundant life.
“Lord, I pray that I do right things so that I can share in these blessings. Amen.”


“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”
‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Are you in shape both physically and spiritually? In our society, much emphasis is placed on physical fitness, but spiritual health (godliness) is even more important. Our physical health is susceptible to disease and injury, but faith can sustain us through any tragedy. To train ourselves to be godly, we must develop our faith by using our God-given abilities in the service of the church (see 4:14-16). Are you developing your spiritual muscles? Bodily training is limited both in extent and duration; it affects only the physical body during this earthly life. (Life Applications Study Bible)
14 ‘Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you. 15 Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress. 16 Keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right for the sake of your own salvation and the salvation of those who hear you.’ – 1 Timothy 4:14-16
You know what’s fascinating to me the world always refers to a balanced life. What I don’t get is how little time people spend time on their spiritual state. Don’t think I am perfect in any of these departments. What I do is spend plenty of time on is my spiritual life.
Most probably not enough on the physical, which is important as well.
Because while on earth we have to do the best we can. So fitter and stronger will stand you in good stead.
In Bible School, I learnt that man is Spirit Body and Soul, which was very clear in that teaching is if you are not mentally healthy, you are susceptible to bodily disease. In other words, if you are mentally ill, you can become physically ill.
For a moment consider what the scripture is saying. Our time on earth is limited and our time in Heaven is eternal. So common sense says to me. Look after yourself while on earth, but invest in the future your eternal life. Yes I know it sounds so out there, I can assure you it’s very real.
All this training both physically and mentally leads to right living. In other words a good life, balanced and full of reward. Lets for a moment consider the principle of seedtime and harvest. What you are doing, in essence, is planting a seed to a good life, full of blessing.
Remember a while ago I said that we are all blessed with talents and gifts. Read verses 14 – 16, these verses remind us to use those gifts. Why not use those talents for self-improvement and to touch others.
“Lord, please guide and help me to right living. Amen.”

Which one

#which one
The one who is the true light, who gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. (‭John‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ NLT)
We, like John the Baptist, are not the source of God’s light; we merely reflect that light. Jesus Christ is the true Light; he helps us see our way to God and shows us how to walk along that way. But Christ has chosen to reflect his light through his followers to an unbelieving world, perhaps because unbelievers are not able to bear the full blazing glory of his light firsthand. The word witness indicates our role as reflectors of Christ’s light. We are never to present ourselves as the light to others, but are always to point them to Christ, the Light. (Tyndal Study Bible)
The world cannot recognise the true light even when it encounters its Creator. The world lives in rebellion, loving darkness more than light.
I am sure you will know what I am talking about when I say. That guy just radiates energy. You meet somebody, and they just stand out from the crowd. Then there’s that person that keeps to themselves, but there is just something about them, there is energy. Then you meet someone who says a lot but means nothing. You know that person?
Now the amazing thing when I started going to Church I met so many of these shining people. The ones that don’t say much but stand out. Who would you rather be? I had a chat with client this afternoon, and they made the comment that other believers always try to claim these good traits and behaviours. What these believers don’t realise, it’s been captured in the Bible for many years before and practised for many years. All solutions are just there in the Bible.
I think of work again. We all strive to be recognised and followed; it’s a basic human need. Reflect on this “Be that light the scripture is talking about, better still, reflect that light.” Be that person, and do your work as an example of God. Do this all to the Glory of God. How many people would aspire to be like you? Many I say.
” Lord I pray that I am your light. Fix my faults that I will be Holy, Pure and Humble. I thank you, Jesus. In Jesus, I pray. Amen”