kenneth

I promise — I do more than run around and take unstable videos of things. This is a summary of yesterday’s jaunt.The mud was kindly supplied by hurricane Kenneth. For the past few days, we’ve had the loveliest showers and I’m so excited to see rivers and dams filling up. South Africa has been suffering under extended drought for the past 4 years, and as … Continue reading kenneth

the Lord has heard

Isn’t it true that we sometimes go through seasons where things seem to be dreary and stale, where nothing seems to move forward and where breakthrough seems like a desert mirage? Distant and unattainable.

There are some specific things that I’ve been praying about for some time, and the Lord’s response is simply this: SHAMMAH. THE LORD IS HERE. HE HEARS.

A good friend recently shared this nugget of wisdom with me:“If Sarah had a son at 30, it would’ve been normal. If she had a son at 50, people would’ve thought it’s great and look how well she takes care of herself! But she had a son at 99, and the only One to receive glory from that is God.”

There are SO MANY examples from Scripture where people sought the Lord, crying out to Him.

There are AS MANY examples from Scripture where God answers prayer.

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go fish

Isn’t it wonderful that He keeps drawing us closer, inviting us to live face-to-face with Him, to breathe His life through the Spirit and to share in worship through fellowship?

Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].
Hebrews 4:16

When we have nothing else to fall back on, except God, it often forces us to dig deeper into Him; to hold on to the Promise Maker, and not only His promises. Continue reading go fish

run boy, run

Fear paralyzes you, keeps you from thinking clearly, from reacting rationally. It intimidates you into believing that you are incapable, not strong enough, worthless, and entirely without hope.
Scripture tells us in 1 John 4: 18 that “perfect love casts out fear”, and this of course refers to God’s love — the only perfect love in existence.
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Eli! Eli!

I had just woken up. It was barely light yet.
I remember very clearly having dreamt about Elijah, and Eli serving in the Temple, telling Samuel to go back to bed because it was not he who had called to him.
It had been exactly 1 day since I got my car.
You might not pray about naming your car, and neither did I at first. But, I knew God has spoken to me, so I named my car Eli. Continue reading Eli! Eli!

the Good Shepherd

As a kid who grew up in the lush green that the Northern Drakensberg had to offer, I’ve always imagined Psalm 23 to resemble the rolling foothills of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
However, upon visiting Israel in October 2018, I came to know the bitter truth — the green pastures David spoke of look nothing like the paradise of my childhood.
The reality of the Psalm 23 in which David’s praise-song was set, was rugged and harsh desert landscape, just outside of Palestine. Continue reading the Good Shepherd

Rapid 14

During the summer holiday of 2018, I visited Liezl and Arthur at their home in Livingstone, Zambia. I met this lovely family in 2016, when they were visiting my home church in South Africa.

I remember being excited by the way they spoke about Kingdom and ministry and travel, and we kept in touch.

It was during this visit to Zambia, my second trip to Zambia with in a year, that God started speaking to me about strategic relationships. Continue reading Rapid 14

in season

This is from last night, as the sun was setting over the banks of Stonehaven, with droplets clinging to petals after the refreshing rain. I’ve been making my way through Kings, and the other day I noticed anew how God provides — even if it’s in unconventional ways. In 1 Kings 17, He provides for Elijah by sending crows to bring him food. Then the … Continue reading in season