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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Crazy questions

If you read last nights blog you may be wondering to yourself why I said that I was throwing out theology for the sake of my imagination.  Well that's an interesting question because though much of the theology we know today has been tested through history there are still many aspects of knowing God and the truth of His word that truly still fall within the field of theory.  You may not agree with me on that and you're entitled to your opinion just as I am.  I do believe that books like Daniel and Revelation hold secrets and mysteries that will only be revealed to us in heaven. 

So what is the main theory as to why there are no humans or like species on other planets?  Mostly this centres around the issue that scripture tells us that God sent his only begotten Son to our planet to die for our sins.  Well the question I'd like to ask is, are there other planets that God sent Lucifer and his demons to posses?  What if the answer to that question is no?  What if on other planets the human like species have never encountered evil and have no need of salvation in the same way we do? 

Okay I know some people will say I am treading on thin ice, but maybe inside I'm just not willing to be limited to what other people believe about God and our universe.  We do know that our God is infinitely greater, stronger and more powerful than we could ever imagine so I'm just not willing to put what we know about God in a box that suites my limited understanding of Him. 

I don't know about you but I do look forward to the day when I can ask God all these crazy questions face to face. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

To distant galaxy's and beyond.....

So for once and just for fun I'm going to throw true theology out the window and engage in some Christian Science fiction if you will...... Here's to my wild imagination and the things I dream of.

As a young women I had the privilege of attending Rhema Bible school and in those early years I was exposed the truth that God created mankind to be mortal, yet immortal...  Since then though I have asked myself this question many times...  

If God created us to live forever and never physically die, then where did he plan to put us all?  Surely this planet can only sustain just so many human beings.....???

Well, my theory on this is that God does in fact want us to gain the technological ability to engage in true space travel.  I believe that it is very possible that there could well be other habitable planets in other areas of ours or many other galaxy's.   I think it is very possible that the reason our minds can even imagine space travel and create movies like Star Wars and Startrek is simply because it is doable.  There are so many technologies in existance today that many would have said would never materialize, but here they are.

So in my dreams I see a day when when achieving warp drive will be a reality and traveling the vast expanses of our universe will be the norm.  I truly do wonder what other planets in this universe look like and what other life forms are possible.....???

So tonight when I dream I'll be dreaming about going to distant galaxy's and beyond.......!

Sunday, October 4, 2015


I have had the privilege in life of being on the receiving end of other people's generosity and kindness many times.  I'll be honest, I often feel totally overwhelmed by this because it has come in times of tragedy and sadness, times of pure stupidity on my part and often for no reason at all.  I have felt unworthy of the the help, the gifts and the blessings. 

Well isn't that the way we often feel about God's love?  He showers us with goodness and kindness but above all He gave us His only Son and made Him die for our sins.  The gift of His life, the gift of His love and His sacrifice are more overwhelming than any of us can truly describe. 

Yet in God's eyes this gift was fully justified, for if He had not given us the right to choose and freedom of will, Adam never would have eaten of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil.  If God had made us like animals that operate from instinct only and are created to preserve the circle of life we would not have been exposed to Satan's treachery. 

God had to make it right, He had to redeem us, he had to restore us to relationship with Himself at any cost.....and He did, He truly did!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Gees.... We've got the Spirit

Us South African's do fascinate me some times, especially our sense of humour and when we most use it.  Take the Bok's loss to Japan, man were the sushi jokes flying.  Social media was a laugh a minute after that.  A week later though we win........I think I've seen one joke.  Mmmmm?????

So yes, I suppose it is a stress or coping skill that we employ, even at the most tragic times.  I'll never forget the Westdene dam bus accident and all the bus jokes after that.  Is it appropriate?  Well in the case of the Boks, sure, Westdene, no but we do it anyway.  So other than a coping skill why do we do it and what does it say about us? 

I think there is a fighting spirit that runs in all of our veins.  We have overcome so much yet there is still much to achieve and we won't give up without a fight!  When we win, we rejoice together and when we loose, well that's just fodder for our humorous imaginations.  

In our faith walk we need to learn to have the same kind of resilience.  We need to have the guts to face life's difficulties and press on, knowing that God is always with us to guide us and protect us and no matter what happens, good or bad, God will redeem!

We have to think back to our good old school days and shout it out once more....

We've got the spirit, yes we do! We've got the spirit, how about you?

Monday, September 28, 2015

Super sized

Some weekends really turn out great!  We were given some time off on Friday so I had time to head to Lifestyle to pick up some plants for the garden before heading off to the store to do some grocery shopping.  Saturday was busy and Sunday was back to children's church and then Sunday afternoon the plants found their new home.  The sighting of the super moon on Sunday night was a real treat. 

The beauty and majesty of God's creation is truly amazing and I was breaking out in a melody of "How great is our God" shortly afterwards.  Most people pay little attention to natural events, but they have come to mean much to me.  I have seen time after time how major life changing events have happened soon after a natural one. 

This time I'm believing God for positive life changes, things that will add value and meaning to my life!  I am holding onto God's promises of blessing and believe in my heart that God is busy with a new work. 

Why don't you join me in believing God for new things....good things!  

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Which one do I choose?

Today was heritage day and I hadn't really planned on blogging but I had to log onto the Internet for something else, so here I am.  Usually at work the day before people wear traditional cultural clothes.  Well now I don't have any anyway but if I had to I don't know which one I'd choose. 

There are only 3 confirmed heritage lines in my family as my dad's mom was adopted, but what I do know I have is Welsh from my father, and Scottish and German from my mothers side.  So which one I'd choose to celebrate in clothing I just don't know.  I had a kilt as a kid but outgrew that many years ago (think I should get another one). 

Heritage is a strange thing because for some reason it forms part of our identity.  Jesus had a heritage crisis of His own, part human, part divine and somehow He understood this from an early age as the young boy was found once teaching in the synagogue and clearly knew that He was doing His 'Fathers work'.

Once we are born again we our heritage and lineage take on a new line as well, we become the children of God and as such we have the blessings and privileges of Kings Kids.   

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Zombie walking

No matter how positive and strong we may be feeling there are just days that life just takes it out of us and you finish the day feeling like the walking dead!  Your energy is gone and you are in serious need of a recharge. 
As Christians we are a walking dead of another kind.  Colossians 3:3 "For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God".  What does this mean?
It means that at the moment of our salvation our spirit man died and we were crucified with Christ but now we are reborn and our identity is Christ's identity.  We are swallowed into His being.  Now when God sees us He does not see our sin, He sees Jesus! 
So every time you are tired and feeling like a zombie, smile and remember you are already dead :-)