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Sharing our experiences

by Celia on January 24, 2013, no comments

Welcome to our blog. We meet as a family every month to share our experiences, testimonies and what we’re going through in our lives and have been doing this now for a couple of years.

 

Obedience and maintenance of faith

by msadmin on September 8, 2013, no comments

Good morning, just read 2 Corinthians 6:8-10 then linked it to Rev. 14:12 the key for me was obedience and maintenance of faith.
2 Corinthians 6:8-10 Don’t look at your circumstances through the eyes of the world, instead look at them the way GOD sees it, He makes a way out of nothing.

Trust and Obey

by msadmin on July 2, 2013, no comments

Close up of ripe wheat ears

We read the Book of Ruth at our last meet and when the text came through from the month’s host to study it in advance, I admit I had my preconceptions.

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It’s yours, take it.

by msadmin on June 18, 2013, no comments

At our last meet, we talked about why it is so difficult for Christians to accept God’s gift of love and why we feel the need to earn it first. Listening to Israel Houghton’s I receive your love
did put it in context especially when you watch the version on YouTube where he gives a brief intro before playing the unplugged version.

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If you can’t stand the heat

by msadmin on May 9, 2013, no comments

Whenever we meet up, a recurring theme for sharing is the travails we face at work. It’s no coincidence that ‘travail’ means work in French so I guess that’s that then. The problem with tough economic climate is it produces a sort of ‘dog-eat-dog’ or ‘every man for themselves’ kind of attitude. Management are so focussed on keeping their jobs that they are no longer in a position to offer the support and mentoring their team requires.

We give thanks that prayer requests we have been making since last year have been answered and in God’s own way, the answers crept upon us unexpectedly, catching us by surprise. Sharing this testimony last week allowed one of us to draw strength from the fact that as they are currently going through the same situation now, and have seen how God dealt with it for another, they need not fear, safe in the knowledge that He has it all in hand.

The most difficult thing about problems in the workplace is the feeling of worthlessness and inadequacy as one of us was made to feel. God’s answer? Psalm 139:5 – “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;”. By no conincidence (mainly because God doesn’t do coincidence) this was the Psalm I heard in church just 4 hours earlier. We agreed that this would be our mantra for the week and so far, so good.

I remember a sermon Creflo Dollar gave at New Wine Church a couple of years back along the lines of ‘If you’re looking for appreciation for the work you do, that’s not what’s in your contract; you’re already drawing a salary for that”.

Focus on the work you do for the Glory of God and not yourself, let Him deal with the office politics on your behalf and even if there’s upheaval at your place of work remember, Psalm 91:7 tells us “A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.”