Jesus- Our Best Buddy Ever!

What a friend we have in Jesus! All our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit! Oh, what needless pain we bear!
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Hymn by Joseph M. Scriven

When we think of all the challenges life throws our ways;
When sickness ravages the body that the doctors and physicians are confused;
When the death of a loved one leaves us vulnerable and burdened with pain;
When despite our faith and unending prayers, the matter seems to persist;
When debts and financial crisis attempts to steal our joy;
When at the crossroads of life’s decisions we don’t know what to do;
When we are all alone struggling to keep up and there’s no one who understands; When war and terrorism attempts to bind us with fear;
When the hurt of the past stops us from moving forward;
When life comes to a halt and nothing seems to be working no matter how hard we try;
When we are in dire need of forgiveness and restoration;
When we’ve been lied to, betrayed, despised and forgotten.

In such times, we realise there’s one buddy, one friend we can count on any day, any time, anywhere.
He’s never tired or weary of us, He’s always there in good times, bad times, middle times.
He never fails and we can count on
His unending love,
His redeeming mercy,
His unfailing compassion and
HIS matchless faithfulness
To see us through the times.
No matter how we beat His chest in pain or in anger, He is never broken.
His arms are always there wrapped around us, keeping us safe and secure in Him, comforting and consoling us. And if we wipe our tears and listen closely to His heart, we will hear Him saying,
“Trust Me child, I will never leave you nor forsake you”.

Jesus, the best Buddy we can ever have!

Originally published on 26/05/2016

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Peace At The Crossroads

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Lost.
Confused.
Uncertainty looms.
Uncertain of what I want.
Uncertain of what You want, Lord.

Guide me.
Lead me.
Show me,
Your way.

You ask,
“What do you want?”
I say,
“Whatever You want, that I want,
You know me better.”
You say,
“Peace.
I give you My peace.
My peace, shall guide you, into My will.”

Peace.

Poet’s notes:
Some weeks ago, out of excitement and some great confidence in myself I took a bold step of faith and ventured into something new. It is what I want but, if it pulls through, the opportunity costs are high.
Now, I’m asking myself whether I am willing to make the sacrifice it demands. I’m really wondering what I’m doing, honestly I’m not sure. I prayed asking God for directions, to know His will and purpose concerning it. God assured my heart that I will find peace in His will. And this is truth through all the ages: when we find ourselves at crossroads, we must always remember that His peace and that unwavering deep assurance beyond understanding guards and guides us into His purpose for our lives. Amen.
#Shalom

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Do You Have A Happy Place?

Do u have a happy place?
I have a happy place, a peaceful corner, my quiet hour with the Lord.
Sometimes I go in with a heavy mind, with all my worries, frets and struggles.

Do you know what happens in there?
Let me tell you what happens in there-
I lay all my fears and doubts in there.
I lay all my frustrations and shortcomings in there.
I entrust all my plans and hopes in His care.
I entrust all my visions and passions in His care.
I listen for His still small voice in there.
I listen for His instructions and corrections in there.
I embrace His forgiveness and mercy in there.
I embrace His grace and peace in there.

Do u have a happy place?
Do you have a happy place, a peaceful corner, a quiet hour with the Lord?
When I come out, I’m happy as a bunny, as light as a feather, no qualms.

Daily Prompt: Qualm

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…And That’s What We Are Fighting For

“I can’t do this anymore, Sam” Frodo Baggins said, and with a despondent and crestfallen countenance Frodo dropped his sword.
Sam looked at him and gave him an inspirational speech about how good trumps evil. He then finished the speech with the phrase, “That’s what they are holding unto”.
“What are we holding unto Sam?” asked Frodo looking intently at Sam and desperately in need of an encouraging answer.
“There is still some good left in this world, and that’s what we are fighting for“, replied his faithful friend, comrade and companion Samwise. (Scene from Lord Of The Rings: Two Tower)

There’s still some good left in this life
That’s why I keep my hopes alive
There’s still some good left in a man
No matter the extent of evil he may plan
There’s still some good left in any sad event
No matter how dismal things may appear

It’s not over until it’s over so
It’s not over until God says so
That’s the reason Christ saved us
That’s the reason Christ came for us
To show that good always trumps evil
To show that grace always trumps guilt

And that’s what we are fighting for. For if we stop fighting, if we stop believing that God’s Word is ultimate, we are simply handing the victory to the dark side. And I know that will never make things better.

Daily Prompt: Better

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The Control Key (ctrl +)

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Some days I feel very brave and confident with myself.
Some days I feel like I can tackle life without anybody’s help.
Some days I feel like I don’t need You, Lord.

But,
I end up with errors, mistakes, mishaps.
I end up stepping on toes and hurting those I care for.
I end up confused; pondering and wondering what went wrong.

I fail to realise that I cannot do it all by myself.
I fail to realise that like the control key on a keyboard that needs a C, V, or X to complete the functions of copy, paste or cut;
I need people to fulfil my purpose on earth, and
I need You Lord to live the life I was called to live.

I’m not an island, no man is.
We all need each other to reach our goals.
We all need our different communities to execute and implement our specific life functions and assignments.

No wonder You have Your family too-
The Trinity- The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
No wonder You “set the solitary in families”.**

Because we need each other, and
Because we need You.

“In computing, a Control key is a modifier key which, when pressed in conjunction with another key, performs a special operation (for example, Ctrl + C ); similar to the Shift key, the Control key rarely performs any function when pressed by itself.“- Wikipedia

**Psalms 68:6

Daily Prompt: Control

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Safe In Your Hands

When life knocks me up and down, to and fro like a yoyo
When I’m choked up and under pressure, toasted and fried up
When it’s all beyond my control and nothing’s within my grasp
Emotional, tearful, lost and confused…
Teach me to remember You are always in control
Teach me to keep still and know You are here
Teach me to know I’m safe in Your hands
That I am always safe in Your arms, Lord 

No matter what

Daily Prompt: Fry, Control

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Life Unhindered

Faith unlocked
Love unfettered
Hope unleashed
Amity unbridled

Pardon unreserved
Kindness unchained
Goodwill released
Freedom liberated

Visions renewed
Perceptions reborn
Ideation revived
Mankind redeemed

…Life unhindered

Author’s notes:
In Christ we find faith, pardon, freedom, etc. When we unleash these to our communities, we pave the way towards man’s redemption from self-centredness and ultimately to a life unhindered, a life living in its full potentials through God..

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Sometimes…

sometimes you need to act fast…
sometimes a pause might lead to a setback…
sometimes preparation may not be needed…
sometimes you need to tackle it head on…
sometimes you need to trust God and
take that leap of faith…

sometimes you need to wait…
sometimes a pause might salvage the moment…
sometimes preparation might be necessary…
sometimes you need to take it slowly…
sometimes you need to trust God and
wait for the right time…

but… how will you know when to take a pause?
how will you know when to act fast?

know your times…
study your seasons…
God’s Hand a sure guide…
when you place your plans in His…
His Word a sure answer…
when you pause for a while
and listen for His still calm Voice…

Daily Prompt: Pause

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This Is Our Creed

“And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh,
Justified in the Spirit,
Seen of angels,
Preached unto the Gentiles,
Believed on in the world,
Received up into glory.”
1 Timothy 3:16 KJV

To redeem man from sin
He died on the cross
Rose up the third day,
Received up into glory,
Will return once again,
Riding on the clouds,
With justice, truth and righteousness

This is our Testimony
This is our Life
This is our Faith
This is our Creed

Daily Prompt: Controversy

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Hope…

When all around us fails,

Hope in God is all we have.

God desires that we lean on Him,

For in Him lies strength, grace and hope.

So hang in there, stay put,

Keep your candle of hope burning,

Quitters are never winners!

Daily Prompt: Desire

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Alone… I Find You

Alone in the secret place under the shadow of Your wings
I find peace beyond understanding
Alone in the boundless depths of Your everlasting grace
I find mercy beyond belief
Alone in Your presence as the morning sun breaks through
I find untold treasures of joy

I am beloved of You, You are jealous for me
I am redeemed by You, You freed me for You
I was saved by You, You are a blessing to me

Alone in Your presence with my heart focused on You
I find strength, faith and love
Alone but not lonely
Alone and not afraid
Alone but not forsaken
Alone, but not despised

Alone in Your presence with my spirit united in You
Cocooned by You
I find You

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Forgiven

I say bruised, You say I’m mended
I say lost, You say I’m found
I say unclean, You call me clean
I say not forgiven, You call me forgiven

I say sinner, You call me righteous

Your life healed me
Your love found me
Your blood cleansed me
Your grace pardoned me

Your Son made me righteous

Daily Prompt: Clean

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I Am A Child Of God

Below is a song that stirs ripples of praise and thanksgiving from my heart to God. It reminds me that notwithstanding any whirling of tempests, trials, temptations and tests, that I am a child of God. I will always be God’s child because His love for me is unconditional. I’m not a replacement or an afterthought, no. For He loved me and called me His child even before I was born. I am a child of God. I hope it blesses your heart too.

You unravel me, with a melody,
You surround me with a song
Of deliverance, from my enemies,
Till all my fears are gone

Chorus
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

From my mothers womb You have chosen me
Love has called my name
I’ve been born again, into Your family
Your blood flows through my veins

Chorus
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God
I’m no longer a slave to fear
I am a child of God

(Interlude)
I am surrounded, by the arms of the Father
I am surrounded, by songs of deliverance
We’ve been liberated, from our bondage
We’re the sons and the daughters
Let us sing our freedom

(Bridge)
You split the sea so I could walk right through it
My fears were drowned in perfect love
You rescued me and I will stand and sing
I am a child of God,
I am a Child of God

Click here for YouTube video: No Longer Slave By Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

Daily Prompt: Replacement

There is a God…

Maybe you can’t let go of your past,
There is a God who has already forgiven your past.

Maybe you can’t accept your present,
There is God who is always present with you.

Maybe you can’t see your future,
There is God who will give you a bright hope for the future.

Maybe your life to you has no meaning,
There is God who holds your life in His hands.

He doesn’t promise that life will be smooth,
But He promises to give you grace and strength for every phase.


Can you trust Him and release the reins of your life into His hands?
There is a God who is closer to you than your next breath. 

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