Galatians 5:22 But the Spirit’s fruition is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, generosity, fidelity…
We are able to have peace in our hearts and minds when we are fully convinced that no matter what we are going through, at every given moment, God is working it out for our good. I challenge you to rest in the peace of knowing that God is busy working things out for your benefit. Trust in Him
Galatians 5:25 "If we live by the Spirit, let us also be directed by the Spirit"
There are benefits in walking in the Spirit in that the devil has no upper hand over you. You start to see the way Jesus sees, think the way he thinks and talk the way he talks in addressing every situation you face in life.
Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable, and perfect”
Conformity to the Spirit means doing things and presenting yourself in the way that brings life. The word of God at large is the manual from where we draw the principles that bring life. When we fill ourselves with the truth of the word we conform to the Spirit.
Galatians 5:6 “For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any avail, but faith working through love”
The love of God is the solid rock upon which we stand. It is very important for us to always check our love walk. We need to know that God loves us unconditionally, that we are called to love one another as we love ourselves. When we are fully convinced of this three way love (love of God to us, us loving others and loving ourselves), our faith will be unwavering because we trust.
Romans 5:5 “And hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us”
Part of the meanings of hope is the earnest expectation. What should be that earnest expectation when our trust is in God? We earnestly expect not to be failed by God. We expect God to come through for us no matter what. We expect things to turn around in our favour in the final analysis. For that reason, remain expectant no matter what.
We're on our way to LÜDERITZ. Ps Coenie did a devotion with the team this morning - the challenge went out for each person to speak out 10 Praises out loud for all to hear (Psalm 34). It went well as praises were heard all day long!
We left for the spectacular FISH RIVER CANYON
. It was very cold - Jenny and I did a shoot/insert there, took some pictures and added a stone each to the "monuments" all around. (Each visitor places a stone as a heritage that they were at this place). This leg of the trip really came to understand what people meant by the "dry and dusty Namibia"
. It is so dusty here, even with all the vents and windows closed, you can actually taste the dust.
Where we are has been so remote, we’ve been waiting 2 days to get to an area with data so that we can post some updates regarding our mission trip into Africa!
Read Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, Day 9, Day 10, Day 11, Day 12, Day 13, Day 14 and Day 15 here!
Romans 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Faith, which is trust in God, makes us not to waiver. Instead we keep on hoping for the manifestation of that which we are believing God for. Be patient in hoping that God will not fail you in bringing your request to pass.
Hebrews 11:6 "And without faith it is impossible to please him: For whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists, and that he is rewards those who seek him"
Faith in God and trusting that He has your best interests at heart is the key to seeing the goodness of God manifest in your life. Trusting God makes you know that whatever is happening in your life, He will come through for you.
Mark 5:36 But ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe”.
How often have you been gripped by fear at the announcement of bad news? The words of Jesus in the above scripture address exactly that. In the midst of receiving bad news, the words of Jesus are still echoing today: “ONLY BELIEVE”. Believe that He is with you in the crisis. And where the Lord is there are solutions, always, for our problems. Look up! Help is on the way.
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things in him who strengthens me”
The anointed One and His anointing is in you , therefore there is nothing you can’t do and succeed at if you put your mind to it. Whatever you think you can do and believe you can do – do it because you can do it.