The call of God is nothing you can avoid. HE calls and no matter what, you have to listen to a holy God. In 2006, HE called me back to the place I was born. I did as HE asked and it has all worked out for us. Now, HE is calling me back to the very place I had come from. The sword that was plunged into the fields.
Today, at worship, as I was singing, the vision came and I started to prophesy as Marianne was prophesying. But back to the same place I had plunged the sword. I was there but I was here.
Know the feeling?
My God is in relentless pursuit in my life as I listen and obey HIS divine calling in my life.
Are y’all here?
The power of the blood of the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
There is such power in the blood.
The LORD keeps reminding me of last Easter when I gently lay my face down upon HIS hand. The hand that had taken the nail. Where my face was totally covered by the blood of the Lamb of God.
What has happened is this.
Since then, the LORD showed me all the doors before me are opened. I can see through each door and walk through them.
The eyes of my heart see.
All the doors have opened and I can look forward. Past my today’s. I can see my tomorrows.
You see, the way I was taught, you spit out the bones and eat the meat. Take the meat but spit out what you cannot get. There is always tomorrow. We must make haste but it will ever depend on how much you put into things that there comes the result, thereof. Right. So, take your time and study the word and when the word spews out of your mouth naturally, then it means the word has entered your heart and you are beginning to take heart. Don’t use the language of this world. Use the language of the heavens. The word of God endures forever. It will never come back void. Believe in the word. Jesus is the word. The sword of the Spirit. Life. Everlasting. Eternally.
9″Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
I’m not going through a storm but there are some who are. Hope this worship song helps.
I was bored today. For the first time in more than a decade. Nearly two or over. I love the complexities of life in the LORD and the game. I love to meet deadlines. It gives me a rush. Like a sugar rush but not sugar. The ability to meet the deadline and give the best of what I’ve got. With the kids. With the game and with the LORD.
I have left my legacy. It is important not to keep what is free from the LORD to myself but to share it with everyone. For if you do not, even what little you have will be taken away. Scriptural. It has taken a toll out of me and I have been tired but giving and sharing is a holy walk.
My husband is going to entertain me in travel this season next. Cruises. Places. Family.
It is important for me, in my character to meet challenges. Overcome them. Difficult ones. It gives me a sugar rush. Without the sugar. This is the real me. Love a challenge. When I bowled once, Cara Honeychurch to my right. Why did she have to be to my right. I did not notice her. The lanes changed so fast, even during the game, I was able to change the curve by a very low angle. I’m talking low here. She was struggling at the beginning of the week. We were in Abu Dhabi. The first set of the Masters Qualifying was US$200 and I got in. I had US$600 left for the other six MQ’s. I gave it all to the men. Only I got in. Can you imagine such a slight change in the angle of the curve could have produced such blistering strikes. The change in each frame. Cara saw this and walked over and told me it was awesome. I never saw her throughout the game. I was too focused. She went off to bowl a 238 average in a Masters somewhere a short time later. I cannot remember. The best of all time, I think for a woman. This is us. Me. I love a good challenge. My mind is ever thinking. I can think and talk and usually am lost in so many thoughts all at once. I’m happy this way.
Jeremiah 29:13 (ESV)
13 You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
Galatians 2:20 (ESV)
20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Philippians 4:7 (ESV)
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
girl standing arms, out stretched at sunset
I would never have thought I would be just the same as the missionaries that teach me. The same heart. The same same. Of course, it take time to get here in this place. Perhaps I have been a slow learner but at least I’m here. Same heart. I’ve ever loved God since a very young and tender age but never in my life could I have imagined that what I had left behind at twelve could have come round full circle. I feel like the apostles. Like Paul. Like those who give their lives for Christ. No different. Just easier. Life. If you pursue Christ for who HE is fully, you will have everything you would ever need. In ever aspect of your life. This is what I have found. But then it is cos of the calling Jesus has in my life. Everyone respects Jesus. HIS calling on my life. I do suppose when you do see Jesus daily. All the time. When you are filled with the Holy Spirit by fire, you just are different. But then, at the end of the day it is Jesus they respect. Christ in me. Who would ever have imagined this. Same heart. Same same. I have come to a turning point. A junction. I had looked at them that are leaving and wondered about it. And then ……. it has happened to me as well.
Some people are worth the wait.
I had a wonderful time with little John-John this afternoon. It is the first time he has glared at me straight into my eyes. I was quite taken aback really as I had been working on this eye to eye with him ever since we met but today he just looked straight at me. The culture is so here that quite horrible words are said to him and he was lacking in self confidence. Even in his kindergarten interview, as he faced the ground he was not considered to be a part of the kinder and was rejected basically on the fact that he did not have eye contact nor did he look up at the teacher who saw him for the first time.
It was nice. I tricked him into phonics today. He repeated after me four times as he got three marshmallows, and, he said the sound, and a small packet of fish crackers. What a child would do for a few sweets and chips. Every child in the world is exactly the same. Sugar rush.
John-John enjoyed me so much that he locked the main door so that I would not be able to leave. You see, his mother told him I love him so much. Indeed, he is such a delight and a pleasure to teach. With Thomas playing on his mother started to tell me in English about her mother who is sick at eighty plus in China. She is going to see her this summer. She is quite sick really. John-John grabbed me, not letting me go but I convinced him with three marshmallows, two grape gummies and a packet of fish shaped crackers.
Sophie is such a delight. Between John and Sophie, I’m having a lot of fun sharing my talents with them. We have had only two difficult lessons as she had been unable to do the right thing and it took me time to think it out, how to address her problem. Her defects, so that I could help her come into some form of a proper release as she was backing up so terribly. I do know that it is the way it goes these days as the ball flips back but as for her, it flips in the other direction with her weak wrist and hand. Lower part of her hand is without any strength at all. When I demonstrated how I released the ball she was shocked at how hard I am able to slap that ball with the lower part of my hand. She is also running up to hug me like John John.
It is such a shame, is it not, that it has come to this as for two years she had tried but failed and was ostracized for looking the part but no one could tell her how to correct her error. But now she is the delight of all the bowlers around her. Her tenacity to try to correct her errors and winning the fight. They are also quite amazed around us that I talk so much to her about the game and try to get her to repeat what I have said to her and the reasons why. If she can say it, it’s in her. If not, she’s no idea what I’m talking about. I could be talking gobbledygook to her and yet, she could still nod meaning she understood but not.
These are not their pictures.
Just an example of.
Luke was fun as we talked on and on and on. Grace is such a delight to listen to as we interrupt her. The debate heated as one gentleman thought Jonah was all about repentance but we told him it was a parallel between Jonah in the belly of the whale for three days and the three days Jesus went down to …… up to ……. but he did not get it. Then when I said something was a parallel from Genesis to Luke to Revelation, Grace did not it. I did not get it once upon a time as well.
Think what Nigel in Alpha, the leader in our Manna, said we have to take the entire bible as one truth and not pick out those we find appealing to us.
Do not think he realizes what he is saying here.
Indeed, I agree, totally. We should not pick and choose who God is and what HE expects.
Obey the word totally.
Think Grace said it all. There is going to be judgement. The great white throne. If you do not do as Scripture says, then, into the pit of brimstone and fire you go.
Teach it as it is.
Psalm 133:3 ESV
It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion! For there the LORD has commanded the blessing, life forevermore.
Matthew 10:40-42 ESV
40 “Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. 41 The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. 42 And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”
It’s a very humbling place to come out from the suffering of Christ Jesus. HIS blood is powerful. I think it was such a lovely song to hear Marianne sing it. It brings such good old memories. And then she sang it again when the altar was open for prayer. I looked at her as usually I look at Jesus at the worship but whilst I was packing away my banners I looked at her sing and in my heart. Deep inside, the LORD told me she will be going places. In HIM. In Christ Jesus. It was a lovely worship last Sunday as my children were there. From the years I served in Sunday School. First they were just sitting there and then they started singing and then they are in the main church and it was lovely to see them again.
When you go to the cross, the blood is powerful.
I have come out of Easter with a vision. Direction. One I would not in my life have dreamed of. Yet, with the vision I have prepared and everything is falling into place. I tell you, when the LORD shows you in one picture for one moment and speaks to you, the kairos moment is unbelievable. And everything falls into place. One by one by one.
God is moving.
The Holy Spirit is moving.
Y’all ready for the empowerment of the Holy Spirit by fire at Pentecost.
I am enjoying Sophie. Lovely Sophie and in the bowling alley I am seeing a lot of my old bowling friends whom I not seen in years. We traveled the world together when I bowled in the National Team for my country.
Little John is a delight. He played with my long hair today and pulled it. He did not want me to leave again. He is so sweet so I bribed him with three jelly sweets. His big eyes opened even bigger and with wonderment in his eyes as he has sweets for tomorrow. He is such a delight. I once again landed a kiss on the top of his head as I left in front of his mother.
And finally to add, Alpha went well tonight.
Finally, the LORD loves me so much that HE holds me close and deep in HIS heart, ever since. Even before I was born and has, as HE said, kept me in HIS sanctuary. In HIS presence. Day after day after day. Every single breathing moment of my life as HE gave me life in HIS breath.
Our God, HE is an awesome God.