UPLIFTING MESSAGE 231 – Faithful God

Faithful God

Good day all,

Finally we are back in the Office after a well deserved rest during Holiday December to 12 January and i am very excited about this year!  It is going to be a good year of much favor, blessings, transformation, abundance, prosperity, spiritual and physical growth and all good things as per God’s Word and His promises.  I trust that you all had a wonderful rest and may you be blessed in this new Year as you continue your walk with Christ.

Our church had a total redo (make-over) this last week and we are very blessed with everything that is happening.  Our Faithful God is bringing more people into the Church and we are very excited about the new members and visitors.  I will be doing home visits soon so if you want me to come and bless you at home to pray for you and your family, all you need to do is phone and ask for a home visit.

Now let us get into the interesting stuff.  Our God is truly a faithful God.  When i run through the books of the Bible and read the stories of the old Bible Times it makes me happy to know that God cares about us so much that He wants to help us.  It doesn’t matter who you are in life, whether you are a doctor or a cleaning lady, God loves us all the same and He wants us to be happy and be blessed.  All over through  the pages of the most amazing Book in life, i see stories of ordinary people like you and me, who were touched by God Himself.  I find that when i read there stories, i see in there a Hope that springs up when these people realize that Jesus is truly the truth, the way and the light. He is the amazing God that makes everything worth your while if only you can trust in Him.

Jesus is the One who sacrificed Himself for us, so that we can have a good life in the Kingdom and live in total freedom.  The word “Liberty” [our right; independence; deliverance; release] really start to make me feel like i can jump up and down from excitement because the Freedom we received from all our sin and failures are extravagant!   I wonder if everybody out there in the world really understand what exactly happened on the day of Christ’s crucifixion… is there any human who can relate to that kind of pain? And true to His character, Jesus free’d us from all sin; we have been made whole… He is truly the Prince of Wholeness.  What a faithful God we serve!

If i go through the pages of the Book of Life i find people like us, who were desperate in their situations, but every time they met Jesus, their situations changed for the better.  No-where in the Bible of God’s Word do i find anybody who were left untouched by the Healing Power of Jesus Christ.  Every encounter with Him brought Hope for the future, gave deliverance, and fixed people’s dark outlook on life due to situations.  He is the Faithful God who delivers and He does it with Love.  He sets us free because of His great love for us.  We are being made whole for His glory and His Kingdom because He loved us first.  How faithful is He in His doings?  He is an everlasting God who is Faithful because His whole character spell it out: Faithfulness!

I want to encourage you this week to trust in the faithful God.  Trust in his ability to help you in your current situation.  Let Him be the One miracle in your life that you can talk about and witness to others forever.  If you allow Him to change your situation for the better, your whole life can change in an instance.  His faithfulness will deliver and bring you in a better environment, no matter how hard it seems right now.  Trust in his faithfulness!

May you have a wonderful week in the presence of the Holy Spirit, in Christ’s Name. Shalom

Prophetic teacher Nomsa

UPLIFTING MESSAGE 230 – Yearly Planners, Resolutions and New Year’s

Good day lovely people of the world,

It’s been a long time since i had chance to write to you, being that we were creating our Web-site and are now in the final stages to launch before year-end.  I am exhausted and happy at the same time!  Creating a Web-site from scratch is really not the most difficult thing to do, but it is time-consuming.  Especially if you want to make sure there is enough reading on there for your visitors when they explore your site the first time.  You must have at least a few pages of interesting things for your readers to keep them busy with.  We didn’t want to start the web-site and have no interesting facts on there.  So, finally we are now at the end of the line.  And hopefully we can launch before the beginning of the new year!

2020 is going to be my best year ever!  It is the beginning of many great years of favor and greatness, much grace and mercy from God.  I am expecting a huge increase in our subscribers, viewers, readers, finances, members, growth, etc…. almost everything that we do is going to explode into greatness.  I am convinced that 2020 is the beginning of stepping into my destiny – the destiny that God pre-destinated for me (Eph 1) before i was even born (Psa 139).  I also want to wish every one of you a very blessed last few days of 2020; and trust the Lord to bless and keep you and may you all have a very prosperous and exciting new year.   My wish for  you is that your year 2020 will be exciting; effortless; magical; full of providence; healthy (with good health); full of abundance of grace; and with much favor from God.

Of course i am speaking forth (confessing) by faith for you and for me.  I am trusting God to see it through (the things i believe Him for), and this is called Faith.  To believe in the things unseen…. correct?

So, as i was sitting here thinking what to talk about, i realized the last few days are what you call those “in-between” days.  You are in-between resting and working; you are in-between sleeping and being awake; you are in-between eating much or eating lees for the new year; you are in-between being busy or being lazy; you are in-between spending time with family or not at all…. and the list can continue on and on.  These in-between days are so “nonchalant” sometimes… for others they could be “irrelevant”…  Many people are just enjoying the holidays and do not want to come back home.  Others are getting irritated where they are and cannot wait to get back home.  Strange how people differ from one person to the next.

I am on holiday but i am home – the best holiday ever.  I can sleep late, eat when i want to, rest when i want to, visit when i want to, ignore family if i feel like i want to be alone; i can do nothing !…nothing!  This is why leave is so precious to me, because i am in my element, in a safe place, in a place i know, and feel welcome, and feel attached to.  Nobody can tell me what to do in my own home….. there are no rules here! … and no-one has the right to come around without my permission.  People know i am on leave and they have to respect that.  I work hard during the year, and appreciate it when i am being left alone so that i can do what i want to do.  And alas, even this is sometimes just a dream, because already there had been 5 different families crying for help and for food parcels in the last week since i have been on leave.  And even though i want to let everyone know: please leave me alone, i deserve my rest… i still cry in my heart for these people knowing they are battling.  So what must i do…. ?  If i ignore them, i am going against everything i believe in and stand for…..and trust me, my beliefs are better than “New Year’s Resolutions”…. have you noticed how those never last…?  Who makes those anyway?  Most of the time it is a “hope” that you will succeed in something you could not succeed in during the last five year’s, so what makes this year so different?

No, i do not believe in New Years Resolutions – i believe in working for what i want in life, and i trust God to give me what i deserve.  For He always knows better than us!  Capiche?  Now, let me talk about the “New Year’s Planner” that is already written out hanging on the wall in the study… how many people do you think actually keep to those “planners”…?  I know that i have tried it for many years, and in the church where we work with so many different things and people, it is almost impossible to keep to a planner for the whole year.  There is new changes almost every day! And we can plan however much we want to, if God does not want us to do that or go there, it ain’t gonna happen!  This is learnt in the last few years of my Ministry.  Don’t plan too much ahead of time, because you never know when and where God is going to direct you into another place or time, or let you do something different or something new! So, i guess, Planners are out the window for me!  Which makes me almost like “free spirited person” doing what i need to do, when i feel it is the right time to do it… as long as i am guided and directed by the Holy Spirit.

And this brings us to my final issue i was wondering about – New Year’s… Oh, i think i can talk must about the New Year, but being as it is that so many people celebrate the New Year in different ways, i actually are the opposite.  Whether you believe me or not – i really don’t like celebrating a New Year.  Yes, of course it brings new challenges, and new success stories, and new events and adventures… but to me, it’s just another day. Many people have said:  Be happy, it’s the start of a “New Season”!… But you know what – For me, i can decide to make the 1st of every month a “New Season”…! So i can have twelve good new Season’s in the Year, where you only celebrate one!  So, i ask you, who is the more clever one…ha ha ha ha….

Having said all these things, i just wonder how many people out there would agree with my ideas of Yearly Planner’s, Resolutions and New Year’s… how about you? Doesn’t it make you think just a little? …mmmm because if it does, and i have really given you something to ponder about, then i have not wasted my time in writing this post, have i now?

Shalom, I love you all

Ps. Nomsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPLIFTING MESSAGE 229 – This too will pass….

THIS TOO WILL PASS …

Good day all you lovely people,

The last two weeks have been a rush and hard work seeing as we had our Outreach in Rayton on the other side of Pretoria.  It was a week-end full of deliverance, healing, salvation, and so much more.  In the next few weeks i want to go into detail what happened there, but for today I just want to chat a bit.

There was an older saying from people that when something bad happened, they used to comfort and encourage each other saying: “This too will pass”….. Today i was thinking about this saying and I started liking it.  I am now coming into the habit of saying it every time something bad happens.  I just look to God and say: “Father, I know this too will pass, and I stand on 1 Cor 10:13″…..  To me this has become a beacon of Hope because if you take this scripture from God and you believe it, then you undoubtedly know that whatever is happening….ag, well, this too will pass… and i totally understand that some of you are going through very bad things at the moment, but again, i want to encourage you… it will pass.  

Nothing stays the same.  If someone was in a car accident, they will not forever be in hospital, it will become better – see, it will pass.  If you had lost your baby, the pain is real and time will heal you, so again, it will pass, and things will get better.  If you lost a loved one, and you miss them terribly and feel you cannot live without them, believe me, this is not true.  Time heals all wound… even wounds from the heart.  See, it passes…. someone said: “i will die if you are no more here”… and then i thought about that for a moment and i think that person is dim-witty.  How can you confess such a thing?  It is not true that you will just give up the ghost and physically die just because someone else whom you loved, is no longer there!  This is ridiculous!  Of course, you are going to continue living and do the best you can to move on in life.  Pick yourself up again and make a success whether that person is there or not.  You cannot just die because someone you loved are no longer there!  

If I had done something like that, I should have died a few times over.  I have lost a lot of people in my life which I loved, and I still do – whether they are here in flesh or not.  It’s not the issue.  I went through the pain, I went through the tears, I went through the missing, I went through the longing, I went through the anger, I went through the searching… I went through the roller-coast ride of ups-and-downs you go through when someone has left you (and this is spiritually and/or physically) … but alas, I am still here – so guess what…. it was all a case of “this too will pass”.  I want you to hear and understand what i am sharing with you today – “THIS TOO WILL PASS”… these four little words can be the difference in whether you make it in life or not.  It can be the difference between success and failure.  It can be the difference between whether you decide to move on or whether you are going to crawl into a corner and become your worst enemy. 

Many times, in life things happens to us, but what we do with it will give the outcome of whom we are going to be in the future.  I met a lovely lady once who was so friendly, but she had tears in her eyes all the time as you speak to her.  Eventually I asked her what was wrong; and she said her son had died.  I gave my condolences and then asked her how long it has been?  It was what she said, that shocked me… “Fifteen years” she said.  So, her son had been dead fifteen years and she is still crying? Really?  Look, o loved my husband too, and he died twenty years ago, and yes, there are times I miss him if I allow myself to go and open that drawer in the back of my memory closet in my brain…. (but I prefer not to!). If is just unnecessary to bring all that hurt back again, why would you?

So, I asked her what she was missing from her son, and to my surprise she said that she could not even recall his face anymore, unless she looks at the pictures.  So here we have a case of someone that is holding on to a death spirit in her son with everything she’s got, and God had already removed her son’s memory from her, for her not to feel too much pain…  but she refuses to let go!  For a few weeks I worked with her, and helped her to remove all her sons clothing out of his closet (it was still hanging there for 15 years!) … his toys, hobbies, his shoes, his rugby ball, his trophy’s, his everything… I told her to take pictures if she wanted, but to get rid of everything and to let him go… let him go to his resting place! 

After she got rid of everything including the very bed he slept in, I went to go and visit her, and I almost fell on my back when she opened the door.  In front of me was not the old looking, bent-down friendly little woman… but there was a women who was dressed to kill; she had make-up on; she wore nice shoes instead of slippers; she had her hair done;’ there was a twinkling in her eyes as if she had won a lottery.  She was still friendly, but man, this was a totally different woman.  She decided to sell everything and move to the sea.   

What a different character I encountered when I went to say goodbye that day.  There was no bitterness, no anger, no loneliness, no pity, no fear, no doubt about the future, no missing her son, or longing anymore.  She has overcome…. This too did pass…. She was ready to move on with her life!  She was smiling, she was talking non-stop.  She was no longer walking with dreading feet or wearing slippers… the weight that was upon her had lifted.  She had made peace with the fact that her son had gone, and she even told me, she was ready to meet a gentlemen of her own age to spend her last days with…. wow!

You know, when my husband died, I went through the same thing, but within three years I asked God to remove all the pain and hurt, and missing, and longing, and wanting, and whatever… from my spirit.  And after that I got total peace that he was with God and are now in the cloud of witnesses (Hebr 12).  The best thing to do is to get rid of all the clothing; get rid of all his hobbies; get rid of even his car…. Everything that was attached to him must go.  Other wise you will search into eternity for the love that once was there and can no longer be.  I found it easier to just let go and trust God that this too will pass…. And it did.  Someone might argue that you don’t want to get rid of their stuff because it reminds you of them, but i disagree.  They should be in your heart, not in the physical stuff you keep in your house.  I refuse to hang any pictures of my dead husband in my house.  He is gone and i am alive, there is a big difference.  This does not mean that i did not love him, for he was the love of my life, but he is no longer here, and i am… get it!

Today I can think back about my husband, I can softly smile and thank the Lord for the lovely few years we had together and are thankful that my son had a good father for a few years who laid a foundation of strength, humility, wisdom, boldness and humbleness.  What more could I have asked for? 

So you see, my dear friend, whatever is happening to you right now, believe me, this too will pass….. let it go.   Just let it go.  Trust me… this too will pass.    

 

UPLIFTING MESSAGE 228 – Fly, demons, fly…!

FLY, DEMONS, FLY….!

Good day lovely children of God, and it is good to be back from our Rayton Outreach on the other side of Pretoria.  What an amazing time we had in the presence of God!  The Lord was faithful as ever! I also want to thank our RELIEF TEAM from TRT, Brother Kobus, Sisters Linette, Sandra, Dorothy and Hettie for all their hard work and support, loyalty and assistance during this Outreach.  I must also thank Ps. Stanley, his lovely wife Teddy, and other members of his team who helped during this victorious Outreach.  Brother Israel assisted with wonderful Worship and we give God all the glory for His presence poured out upon us.

It is true what the Bible says: When the devils comes to you as one, he will flee from you as seven! I must tell you, i literally saw demons flying out the Tent where we had the meeting, right in the middle of the most dangerous area in Rayton.  This area is invested with demonic activities: there are wittchcraft spirits, sangoma’s operating, devils of sickness, water & mammy spirits, afflictions, and diseases roaming around.  Also spirits of fighting, killing, anger, destruction and stealing.  Another area of demonic activities is doubt, fear, people who are in bondage due to addictions, etc.  Many of them are influenced by devils of pride, self-righteousness, and loss of loved ones or rejection from fiends or families.  Many demons are operating in children from a young age and they are the principalities of the air; the darkness roaming freely because there is no light in that area; and also princes of darkness trying to destroy lives by leaving thoughts of failure, unsuccessful businesses, no success in life, marriage failures; children who are addicted to drugs, and young ones attached to satan himself because he has taken a hold of them and made a blood covenant with these children.

When we arrived on Friday night the Spirit of God already started moving and i saw many demons leaving those who were oppressed and subdued under them.  God was very faithful and kept us protected under the precious blood of Jesus Christ.  We thank the Lord for His protection; much favor and giving a chance for some to give their hearts to the Lord to receive the gift of salvation.  They were made new creatures in the eyes of God once they made the decision to come to Jesus.  We give God all the Glory for what He has done in Rayton.  Africa must be saved, and we have to go to places like these to get the people delivered from the demonic activities that is trying to destroy their lives.

At one time i saw a demon in the back of the tent as i was looking in the spiritual realm and the next moment it was right in front of the Tent moving in front of the people.  I grabbed my camera and took pictures, not thinking that it would be seen on the camera, but did it anyway.  By the next day when we were going through the pictures the demons could literally be seen on the photo’s… what an amazing God!  The face of the demonic thing is seen; as well as two or three other pictures of people with demons around them.   Watch this page tomorrow for pictures.

After the heavy work we did in Rayton over the week-end, God gave us such a blessing.  We were booked into a Safari Lodge for the few days to rest well and enjoy the summer sun.  But more about that in my next uplifting Message.  For now i want to let you know that you would be able to see the pictures i took with my camera.  There were some demons visible on the camera pics that came out when we looked at the pictures afterward.  How amazing is that!  The God that we serve, also allow our camera’s to go into the spiritual dimension!  These pictures will be uploaded from tomorrow during Office Hours, and will be on our Blog and Website (soon coming!).  You can find them on the Blog under the CHURCH EVENTS page.

May i make use of this opportunity to bless each of you, and encourage you to stay with Jesus.  Do not allow the devil to get the upper-hand over you, and do not open a door for him.  He is a liar, a thief and a destroyer.  Stay with Jesus and make the Holy Spirit the focus of what you do every day, then you will stay in line with God’s Word.  May God bless you richly and keep you protected under the Blood of Jesus and the presence of the Holy Spirit.  I want to encourage you all to read the Book of the Acts of the Apostles in the New Testament during these few days remaining of November – what an amazing Book it is! Enjoy! Shalom!

Ps. Nomsa

 

 

 

UPLIFTING MESSAGE 227 – Good Intentions

GOOD INTENTIONS

Good day beautiful people of God,

Good intentions… they are always there in the back of my mind… circling and circling… around and around they go – looking for opportunities to jump forward.  My mind plays “tricks” on me, i wonder what should i do… is it a good thing or a bad thing if i don’t do everything i planned for the day?  Nevertheless, let me share some thoughts with you – I am very happy that i have this characteristic (Endurance).  Without it i might have been a very boring person… ha ha ha ha…

But seriously, how does it happen that we always have good intentions to do things and then it doesn’t come through?  Am i the only one asking these questions?  I wake up in the mornings, thank the Lord for the fact that i am still alive; pray and read the Bible; get up, do the stuff in the bathroom, run to the kitchen for breakfast, then sit in “my chair” planning my day and have a whole list of things that i am going to do THIS DAY! These are the list i call “the Good Intention list”.  Because it is all there.  Like for instance, the planning for Teachings on YouTube – But before that can be done, i have to do my exercise first (35 minutes gone); then have a bathe (another 30 min gone!); do my hair and make-up, get dressed, hang Jewelry and do all the other “woman-like” things we do…. ha ha ha then run down to the studio to get the back-drop ready, hang curtains, put flowers down, get my Teaching ready, get the webcam in the right corners which can take anything from 2 minutes to 30 minutes or longer depending from which side i am standing or sitting; make sure the new fancy microphone is picking up the signal and my voice is clear……. aaah….. let me not bore you with the minor details, but alas, it takes me close to 3 hours to get ready to do one Video teaching….. you see where my time is running to?

And then i have to do a Bible Study for tomorrow’s teaching i have to do… and guess what, the phone does not stop ringing!  So, i have to be a “bad” person and let the phone ring for three hours to enable me to get to doing my Videos or they will just never be done, or i have to answer the phone and help everybody and forget about any videos being uploaded…. what a choice?  This is where the “good intentions” come in.  I ask you, do you always have good intentions?  I do, and then things just does not seem to work that way.  It is sad really, my whole day is planned for the 24 hrs that i have in a day.  Seriously! I have planned exact minutes for lunch and tea-time, exact minutes for reading the Bible, well, actually, i do a certain amount of Chapters per day no matter how long it takes.  Then there is an hour for worship and sometimes it happens that you get lost in worshiping God and then when you finally come out of the amazing presence you had with God, then 3 hours might be gone, for there is no time in the Kingdom,so you never can tell how long it is going to be. Other times you worship and after 10 minutes its over and you continue with the next item on your list for the day.

It is always a good intention to study God’s Word, the problem with this one is, when you finally get into the real deep revelation knowledge studies… it might take you longer than the hour or two you planned for that day, and you end up finishing an amazing study only at 9h00 at night, and you still had no supper, no visiting with anyone, no answering of calls, no nothing, and there is 39 whattsapp messages screaming at you from the phone! They don’t understand, you see?   What is really important? – For me, it’s just “you and God in His Word”.  So all “Good Intentions” go out the window when you start studying God’s Word anyway….. for if you are serious with God, you would not mind how long it took.  Capiche?  My intentions are so good when i decide today i am going to do the two bundles of washing that had been laying in the washing-basket and as soon as i start something happens…. ah, a plumbing problem maybe; or someone pitches up at church who need the Pastor immediately! Without making an appointment.  I can never get that?  How does it work?  Don’t you make an appointment when you want to see the doctor, and then you have to sit and wait for him anyway?  But not for Preachers, no, they just pitch up and you just have to be ready.  Don’t they realize that we, the same as the doctor, also have things planned during the day-time.  We also have schedules!

Or sometimes visitors (family or friends usually) pitch up without an arrangement and you must sit down, you must have tea and biscuits or some of the Milktart they brought you, and while your mind is still busy with God’s Word you have to give attention to carnal and worldly nonsense people talk about otherwise you are rude…. so forget about the washing… tomorrow is another day, right!  Yet, they don’t know, that tomorrow, i have other things to do, and by then, my washing needed to have been washed already!… You see, good intentions…. out the window!  And really, forgive me, but i am certainly not interested in what happened to this ones car; and what happened to the garden cleaner last week; or what happened to the wifi-router; or what happened at the shop between the young girl and the boss…..!  Is any of this information going to help me grow spiritually and be of benefit for me living in the Kingdom of God?  Nope…! So, forgive me if i do not want to sit down listening to who in the family did what again!

And while you are making food for yourself at 6hoo because you have planned a nice quiet evening just for yourself listening to some or other preacher to build yourself up spiritually, then the doorbell rings… or rather, the knock is on the door (don’t have a doorbell anymore, are they going out of fashion?)… anyway, so when you open the door, there is a family: husband, wife, and three children with barely any clothing and no shoes on their feet and they need a place to stay … sorry, when?  TONIGHT!  Are you serious….?  Or they will sleep in the street.  Now, of course that i cannot allow, because we are children of God and we need to help where we can, and so, i ran to the kitchen, switch off the food, forget about a quiet evening learning from another Preacher!  That “good intention” has just flown out the window with a turbo…!

I offer them a nice warm cup of coffee, and the children are so hungry so i quickly make a few sandwiches with peanut-butter (the quickest and easiest); and then i take my phone sitting with them in church, listen to the whole story of why they are in the position they are (because remember, we are a church and we must help.  So being good Samaritans, and always having good intentions, we have to try and get a place to stay for these people.  And after hundreds of phone calls, many promises, many questions, much endurance, and praying for the family, i must endure the hour waiting with them for someone to come and pick them up from church at 11:48 at night, while my stomach is growling at me because the food in the pot on the plate in the kitchen has now gone sour.  Oh why…? Why did i pour the coconut cream in the meat…..? Silly me!  Now of course the meat has gone hot and soggy, and not what i expected it to be.  And from frustration, you grab a piece of bread and throw the sour food for the dog, and when you are finally having a quiet cup of tea, knowing you did your best (good intentions!) to help a family not to sleep in the street that night, then it is 12:10 the next morning and your eyes are telling you there is no way i am going to read the Bible now, forget it!  An finally, when you switch the lights off and expect a good nights rest, it feels like a few minutes when you are rudely awakened by the phone next to the bed telling you that Mr. so and so has passed away at 3:59 in the morning…. and i sit there thinking….  Is it going to be rude if i asked them why them woke me up just to tell me that?  Will it sound like i don’t care, or will it make any difference to get this news now?  Could they not just have waited another 3 hours to give me the news and i could have had a good nights rest… i mean, forgive me for saying, but at 6hooam the next morning he will still be dead,  not so?  So why, oh why, wake me up at 3hooam to give me this news?.  And then i lie looking at the ceiling for the sleep has gone…. i am now already planning the Funeral Message in my head and praying for the family for strength during this time… aaah,  i might as well get up and make some coffee…..

So no matter who we are, how we live, what we do…. we might have the best intentions in the world to do something good, it does not always play out the way we want it.  While my son is now visiting from New York we spend some quality time together watching something he chose because he wants to show his mother what is happening in the show…. and all the while i am sitting here thinking: “I love you son, i really do, but i am just not interest in watching this nonsense!.  I am just not there anymore!”  So, i smile, i watch him enjoy the show, i laugh at his “young-ness of heart” and i endure because i love him! So good intentions, all in all, not wanting to offend my only Son who is visiting for a short while, i have to endure spending time doing something i do not enjoy… but thinking.  Yes, Nomsa, God has really given you a character of patience.  Endure the thing and make your son happy, and one day he can brag to his friends what an awesome, cool mom he has because she sat watching “that stuff” with you!… even though in my mind i was praying to God all the time that this stuff must end quickly so i can get back to His Word… and while not giving all my attention to such nonsense my son smiles and feels he has conquered a mountain by getting his mother to sit down and spend quality time with him, because isn’t that what love is?  Enduring the things you do not enjoy, for the sake of your loved ones, so they could be happy…. good intentions, i think, yes?

For some people, reading my encouragement  might make them think that i am complaining about the things i do and the things that happens to me, but alas not.  I am so blessed beyond measure, but sometimes, just sometimes, the “good intentions” has to be pushed to the background and you have to force yourself to endure and persevere because God has given you strength to overcome all good things.  And while you are going through a trial or a temptation, you have to keep smiling because somewhere out there; are people going through worst things than you.  And maybe you don’t know it, and you don’t care, but i believe it is really important to keep a balance in everything and no matter what you do, just keep your sense of “good intentions” because you never know when it might come in “handy” for the benefit of helping someone else.  So all in all i am encouraging you today, to keep going, keep stretching; keep moving; keep smiling… have your “good intentions” ready for the use of someone else who might need it urgently.  And then, at the end of it all, when you have succeeded in helping someone come out of a bad situation, and you talk to the Lord, and He says: Well done, my good and Faithful servant”, then you know, it was ..oh, so good!  Those “intentions” need to be at the top of your heart to dish out to those who are in need at any moment.  Never forget, for some, you might be the ONLY Bible they will ever read… so, keep your “good intentions” flowing from your heart…. no matter how difficult it sometimes seem…..

Shalom

Ps. Nomsa 

 

 

UPLIFTING MESSAGE 226 – Standing “times” and flying “times”

THOSE “TIMES” THAT ARE STANDING STILL…

AND THOSE “TIMES” THAT ARE FLYING AWAY… 

Good day beautiful people of God, 

Have you ever felt like you are in a situation; or busy with a specific thing, and it feels like the time is just not moving on; almost as if the time is standing still?  I am sure most of you have been in situations like those before. 

I recall when my son was about to be born… now let me tell you, if ever…. and i mean “if ever” i wished the times should run and not tick it would have been that day.  I was so excited to see my son.  I did not even think about the fact that i knew my life was about to change drastically; and also that it would never be the same again. Somehow i believe that all women feel that way just before they give birth, especially to the firstborn.  After the first one you are already through it, so i think the second and third might come more easily, though i think the pain remains the same through-out, with every new birth.  

  Like this scenario there are many such incidents where i have heard people say, “oh, if the time will just pass by and we can get out of this thing”.  Most of the time people want to rush time because they are in uncomfortable situations and they might not know how to deal with the thing.  Other times it is just because people are really tired of something and the best way for them to get out of it, is if the time seemed to “fly”… almost as if they believe, that it would make the situation “better”…  but really, if you are in a difficult situation, it is not the “time issue” that would make it better.  Although there can be instances where it would be a factor.  The visa versa is also true. Sometimes people do not want the time to go so quickly.

I have found that when people are happy, prospering, wealthy, and in love then most of the time they do not want it to end.  But time waits for no-one and it is impossible for us to put it in a bottle, or lock it up somewhere and forget about it… because every new morning is a reminder to us that time is really not standing still and that we have to make the best of the time we have in every day.  Someone else said the other day that they have wasted so many years of their lives waiting for someone to change – and now their live is over.  I told her that she should never have done that, because no-one can change a person, except God alone. 

There is also another time when i felt like the day is passing too quickly and i wanted the time to stand still.  This was my wedding day.  I looked like a princes and realized i was not Daddy’s “little girl” anymore. I didn’t act like a girl and neither did i look it.  In fact, i looked like a model and i felt like a queen.  My new Husband was – oh, so handsome in his black suite and his pitch-black hair and dark brown caramel-eyes… he was a keeper, this one!  Those was one of the days i did not want time to continue.  I wanted it to stop and just be there until i felt that i had enough…. which could have been “forever” as i felt like we would be together forever and never be apart and i did not want it to end. Ever!

But life has a way of playing games with you and soon you realize time is not what you thought.  One day you are thirty-something and trying your best to do something in life, and the next moment when you wash you face and open your eyes you have stepped over the fifty-something mark and little teenagers start calling you “antie”… must tell you, i almost “flipped” when this woman called me “Antie” and i bet she was not even ten years younger than me.  How ridiculous does that sound… hey, Antie? 

Needles to say, suddenly i felt “olde”… not just “old”, but “Olde” as if it will put an explanation on the fact that we are getting older.  It is true what a friend of mine said many years ago:  Everybody wants to live long, but no-one wants to get old”.  Isn’t that so true.  I feel like i am just starting my yourney in life, and my son look at me like i am “over the wall…” seriously.  “Mom, you are getting older”…. like i do not know this very fact and dread it.  Nobody wants to be reminded that they are getting older… sons and daughters, do not tell your parents they are “over the wall” or “old”…  don’t even make a joke and say they are “dinosaurs’… i tell you, it will not go down softly….

So as i sit here contemplating what to tell you; to make it easier for those who still want a few years in this life, i can only say: they best way to make sure that you enjoy every single moment of the “time” you still have left here on earth, is to make sure you are spending it with Jesus.  He will help you forget that time is flying by, and the visa versa is also true.  If you are in a sick-bed and cannot get up anymore, He will make it more easy for you to accept and might even help you endure the time that feels as if it is creeping slowly because the days are long when you are alone.   He will help you persevere through the time that is going so slowly… Anyway, when you spend time with Jesus, time really is not an issue, and it might feel like it is “flying” too quickly when in fact others think time is on a tortoise-crawl…

so, whether you are praying that time stands still or that time flies… whatever it might be, lets make the best of it.  Let’s take those few minutes or hours and smile, laugh, be happy, enjoy friendships, listen to your family, pray.. pray… and pray…. you will be amazed to find how quickly times flies when you are really praying and spending quality time with God.  Once i was in separation for seven days, and it felt like i had one hour with God.  Another time i was praying for about four (4) hours, and it felt like i was with God for days on end…. there REALLY is no time in Heaven in His Kingdom while we are here on earth.  

So my prayer for you today is that you would spend your time wisely.  Until next “time”…. shalom

Psa 27:4 One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple. 
Psa 27:5 For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter; in the secret place of His tent will He hide me; He will set me high upon a rock. Psa 27:6 And now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies round about me; in His tent I will offer sacrifices and shouting of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord. 

Ps. Nomsa…  enjoying time with you.