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7 jours pour se laisser guider par le Saint-Esprit

Jour 1: Le Saint-Esprit est là, tout près de vous Jésus a dit : "Et moi, je prierai le Père, et il vous donnera un autre consolateur, afin qu'il demeure éternellement avec vous, l'Esprit de vérité, que le monde ne peut recevoir, parce qu'il ne le voit point et ne le connaît point ; mais vous,… Continue reading 7 jours pour se laisser guider par le Saint-Esprit

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let’s go fly a kite

Looking back often provides us with the perspective we need to recognize God's steadfast faithfulness in every season. God does not change. His Word is ALWAYS true. His is not slow in remembering His promises. When we step out in faith and walk in obedience, He is sure to fulfil His Word since He has already equipped us with everything we need to live a life of holiness and godliness through the Holy Spirit.

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Lord, remember me

A couple years ago, I was waiting at the doctor’s office when 3 men in hand- and foot cuffs were ushered into the waiting room. I assumed they had to be suspected of, or convicted of violent crime because they were under the surveillance of six prison guards. Two guards were assigned to each man,… Continue reading Lord, remember me

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God-breathed

A while ago, I read a quote by Charles Spurgeon that was something along the lines of, “If ever you come across a piece of Scripture you can’t face, read it until you can.”

This simple statement changed the way I read Scripture.

You see, there are many passages I avoid — no, not drawn-out lineages, rules for the building of the temple, or ‘scary’ things I don’t understand — but passages that CONVICT me.

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 

It’s often easier to avoid the things from Scripture that convict us, rather than to work through them, asking Holy Spirit for fresh revelation, and fresh grace so that we might continually grow in relationship with Him.

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 

You don’t have to be a Scholar to read and understand Scripture. If teenage fishermen were entrusted with this Message, and we have the Holy Spirit, it shouldn’t be hard to read, understand, and apply the FULL teaching we have through Scripture.

Nowadays, we have various options available to us — beautiful hardcopy, leather bound editions in many languages, or digital easily-accessed apps which give us the Bible on multiple devices. But this is not how Scripture started out.
Most of the New Testament was written as letters to new believers to the many new churches that were found across the world. The Old Testament is made up of chronicles, stories, laws, prophesies, et cetera!

There is so much more to the Word than black and white (and red!) letters which provides us with a manual to living a God-filled life.

12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

The Word is living and powerful and active!

When you’re offended by something, view this as the perfect opportunity for God to renew your thinking, for Holy Spirit to establish a new heart within you, for you to grow into the likeness of Christ. Don’t change Scripture to fit your convictions. But align your convictions to the Truth of the Word so that you might discover and grow in the fullness of all that God is, and who He is in you and through you!

Run With It

There are a lot of people these days who are “cherry picking” scriptures which support their lifestyle choices, while they often ignore the context, as a whole, from which those scriptures are drawn.

This first verse here in Romans 8 is one of those scriptures. For, these people assume they are “in Christ Jesus” merely because they made a profession of faith in Christ, or merely because they made some acknowledgment as to who he is as the Lord, the Christ, the Son of God. Or, perhaps it was because they repeated some words after someone in a prayer where they were then congratulated that they are now in God’s family.

But, is that all there is to it to be “in Christ”? Or, is there more to it?

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life…

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Journal · Missions · Zambia

this beautiful [home]

In the busy season, Rapid14 is home to over 100 missionaries, AMT students, and expedition members. The Main Centre on Rapid 14 is an all-in-one dining hall, church, living room, recreational centre, and sometimes, classroom.It overlooks the gorgeous cliffs of Rapid 14, the fourteenth rapid from the Victoria Falls, and many missionaries working in the… Continue reading this beautiful [home]

Gospel · Missions

what is a [missionary]?

What's a missionary? If your answer is something along the lines of "Jehovah's Witnesses" or "Mormons", and you're not aware of the evangelical commission of the Apostles, found in Acts, then this is a good kick-off to transform your thinking. Listen to this amazing vision by founder and CEO of Overland Missions, Philip Smethurst. Apostles… Continue reading what is a [missionary]?

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sit down, [son]

One of the most central issues within the [modern] church, that seems to pop up every now and then is the question:

Should women be allowed to preach?

Essentially, this question does not relate to the official platform of 'preacher' as it relates to pastor or whatever official title you'd like to slap on to the formal structure of [church] ministry. Rather, the question is this -- are women supposed to publicly speak out about the Gospel?

One would think that, within the modern era, this question is finite, and also redundant. Yet, it's something that constantly pops up in church discussions, social media, and feminist campaigns. Personally, I'm not an advocate for feminism. I'm an advocate for the Gospel, and that intrinsically implies equality. Perhaps we'll have a discussion about this another time?

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advanced mission training

spiritually and practically equipping missionaries https://video.wixstatic.com/video/4160dd_f80ee942d3ed4ad2a62de7ddce06c0b1/360p/mp4/file.mp4 Advanced Mission Training 3-MONTH TRAINING AMT is the gateway to enter into a career in missions with Overland Missions. It is a course designed to equip people with the tools to take the Gospel anywhere in the world and make a sustainable impact. The class consists of 17 subjects that are a… Continue reading advanced mission training

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seed for sowing

"I was once young, and now I am old, but not once have I been witness to God's failure to supply my need when I had first given for the furtherance of His work. He has never failed in His promise, so I cannot fail in my service to Him."William Carey1761-1834; British missionary to India… Continue reading seed for sowing

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the simple Gospel

I never thought that when I started ministering to a tribe with no knowledge of Jesus Christ or Christian theology, my own understanding of the gospel would be so deepened. There’s no need in ministry here to dig and strive for a new concept to teach every few days, as even the most basic concepts… Continue reading the simple Gospel

Missions · PRAYER

not abandoned

I'm praying for the Nations of Africa today.Northern Africa and the Middle East has been at the center of persecution for many years, and yet, many new believers turn to Christ as Lord and Saviour. one of the largest threats to the Western Church is lukewarm faith. persecution is one of the best things that can… Continue reading not abandoned

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the purpose of wealth

"The world asks, 'what does a man own?' Christ asks, 'how does he do it?'"Andrew Murray1828 - 1917South African pastor and author "You shall surely give to him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to him." - Deuteronomy 15: 9 - 10 When Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt, they… Continue reading the purpose of wealth

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vision for the harvest

"We must be global Christians with a global vision, because our God is a global God." - John Scott, 1921British Pastor and Evangelical leader "And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, 'come to Macedonia hand help us.'" - Acts 16:9 Recognizing God's appeal… Continue reading vision for the harvest

Gospel · Journal · Missions · Zambia

thank you for keeping my arms up!

With only four more days to go (the countdown is set to midnight!) before I leave for Zambia, I am INCREDIBLY excited for all that lies ahead! You may not know me long enough to know the journey that God put me on to get me here: to this day, in this place, but it's… Continue reading thank you for keeping my arms up!

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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… Continue reading kenneth

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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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it is finished

Sin came into the world in the garden of Eden, when Adam failed to see that he was already like God, created in His image. The price for Salvation was claimed in the garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus willingly offered himself as Sacrifice in our stead so that Identity could be restored, reconciling us as Sons to the Father.

Gospel · Journal · Missions · Zambia

for all men

I refuse to be ashamed of sharing the wonderful message of God’s liberating power unleashed in us through Christ! For I am thrilled to preach that everyone who believes is saved—the Jew first, and then people everywhere! Romans 1:16 I took this picture on April 4th 2018 in Mpatamatu, central Zambia. We were on our… Continue reading for all men

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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.

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T-minus 71 days to AMT

Hi everyone!🙋🏻💕 Here is the latest news! 💕🌻 I also just wanted to share an update on the fundraising process. 😊 Over the last couple of days, various payments have been made, and I cannot thank you enough! It is not only your financial contribution, but your prayers and support, that are making a GIGANTIC… Continue reading T-minus 71 days to AMT

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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.

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vision

Stepping out in faith is not knowing that Peter walked on water. Faith is getting out of your own boat, whether you're wearing a life jacket or not, and whether you're knee deep in the water and surrounded by a storm or not, to still trust that God has plan for your life; knowing Holy Spirit will guide you; knowing Jesus will reach out to catch you; knowing Father will embrace you; and doing the impossible because God is a God of wonders.

Gospel · Journal · Missions · Zambia

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.