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Good Job

Posted on: December 5th, 2014 by Sandi A No Comments

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A couple of Sunday’s ago, I was visiting a church and we were praying. Now this was not just one of those short quick prayers. There was a guest pastor and He was leading us in a time of prayer & deliverance for different aspects of our life. So as obvious, I was supposed to be praying with a bit more oomph (as is expected with corporate prayer).

With all honesty, I was not in a good place. I had had a week where I felt like my prayer life was just not there. So like a good Christian girl I stood up along with everybody else and started praying. I opened up to God about my feelings and I got onto praying for what we were all praying about.

What happened next I remember very clearly. After I prayed and before we moved on to pray for the next thing, I thought to myself:
mehn, I don’t even feel like I’m praying. My prayers are not even getting anywhere. God, I feel rubbish“.

That is exactly what I thought in my mind.

Immediately, one of the kids who was running around with stickers came to me and put a sticker on my shoulder that said “GOOD JOB

I was like WHAT!!!

Needless to say, I was stood there in amazement with a smile on my face.
It was one of those moments where I just knew that was God.

I had no words except Thank you Lord

And after that, I prayed on with definitely more oomph, now confident and believing that God was actually listening to my prayers.

I want to encourage you, God is always listening to YOU. He hears and listens to the cry of your heart and your spoken and unspoken prayers.

Just like He did with me I believe that He is saying Good Job to you too for holding on to Him and trusting Him.

He loves you.

Allow Him in

Posted on: December 8th, 2013 by Sandi A No Comments

Some time ago while brushing my teeth and getting ready for bed, I was thinking about what I could share. Brushing Teeth

So you know when you brush your teeth, there are some parts that your toothbrush cannot fully reach. Well, just in a similar manner, there are areas in our lives that we are sometimes afraid to allow God into.  For some of us this may be our current relationship, it may be the hurt or wounds you have from your past, or it may be your future.

O Lord, you have searched me and you know me – Psalm 139:1

Psalm 139 is one of my life verses; I know it and can almost recite it fully. However, the other day I read the first verse and stopped there.

O Lord, you have searched me and you know me – Psalm 139:1

He has searched me, He has searched you, He knows me, He knows you. He has you memorized. He has you engraved in the palms of His hands. There is nothing about you that He does not know. He knows things about you that you don’t even know.

He knows you.

Today, allow God in. Allow Him into the areas of your life that you are afraid of talking about; the wounds you are struggling with; the unforgiveness you are trying so hard to deal with.

Allow Him in.

He has a plan.

Let Him help you through it. Let Him help you deal with it. He is more than capable.

His grace is enough for you.

Today, allow Him in further than He already is.

Why don’t you take some time right now, to talk to God. Pour out your heart to Him. What is on your heart? He cares about what is on your heart. He cares about the details of your life.

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Prince of Peace

Posted on: November 22nd, 2013 by Sandi A No Comments

Hi guys, it’s been about two weeks since I last blogged. I am sorry for the silence; I am officially back. The main thing that has happened since I last blogged is I had several assignments to hand in, in the space of one week.

This was really tough for not only me, but also my friends. It wasn’t tough because of the number of assignments. It was tough because for one, I had to use software I have never used in my life, to complete an assignment that is worth 50% of my mark. Talk about stress! I did get stuck in and finished on time; all with prayer and worry going on in my head at the same time (which is not a good thing). Now the worst thing that could have possibly happened in my assignment life actually did happen. For one particular assignment, a member of my group decided to not be in university anymore.

My only reaction was “God, really, like really? Now, of all times, now!” Honestly speaking, I was really stressed because me and my friend who were now part of a diminished group, had to not only do more research, but we had to also prepare and edit our work all over again, and prepare for a presentation – all this in 2 days!

The reason I am sharing this is because, even though I was stressed, God was there. He was still there for me. Nights of panic and fear of whether I was going to make it through were filled with God’s love through my friends, who were there to encourage me to keep going and through God’s peace. One truth I learned through this whole process is that Jesus is my Prince of Peace. No matter what happens, or whatever you are going through, He is there for you, to carry you through the storm, and He is there ready to catch you when you fall. As I would sit worrying about the work I had to complete, and complete it to good standards, the Holy Spirit would remind me that I am still loved by God no matter what happened; that I am the head and not the tail.

My testimony is that our presentation went well. I believe that God’s favour was upon me and my friend as we presented that Tuesday morning at 8.45am. We were first to present, and I can say with confidence that I did my best and God definitely did the rest. This all came from trusting in Him, and trusting that no matter what happened, He still has me in the palms of His hands. I am yet to receive my grades, but I believe that whatever I get, God’s love remains the same.Hebrews13v5b

I want to encourage anyone who is going through a stressful week, month or time in their life. God says in His word, “never will I leave you; never will I forsake you – Hebrews 13:5.” That’s His Word to you today. He has not left you, He has not forgotten you. He is right there with you, closer than you think. All you have to do is pour out your heart to Him. He is a Father who is always ready to listen to you; He has His arms stretched out to receive you in an embrace. He is a Father who loves without condition, no matter where you have been, or what you have done.

All He is waiting for is for you to run to Him.

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