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Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Today I'm reminded of why I started writing in the first place.  I was in dark space in life and I could not see anything good in my life.  Much has changed since then but the fact that our emotions will take us to a dark place hasn't. 

So how do we get from being in a dark space to being positive again? 

Have you ever noticed that a candle flame has no shadow?  That's because God's word is true and there can be no darkness in light.  So right now I have to remind myself that if I hide my heart in God's light that no darkness will be able to prevail. 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Flat mate and confidant

Today I had the wonderful priviledge of spending the afternoon with a former Bible School class mate and flat mate who is now living in Canada, my good friend Nicky.  What a joy to see her and to meet and her wonderful husband and children.  There were so many wonderful memories that raced through my mind as we spent the time together. 

So precious for me was that even though we have not seen each other in probably 20 years the kindred spirit and the friendship that we shared then was alive and well.  In talking to her I was able to once again discuss some issues that were close to my heart and get her thoughts on those matters and it was great to get input from a friend. 

We sing the song, "What a friend we have in Jesus" but do we ever stop to think what that means?  That means we should be able to talk to Jesus as though He is our oldest and dearest friend and the one we can sit and talk to for hours on end.  He should be the person who's opinion about our lives means the most to us. 

When last did you take the time to talk to your oldest friend? 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


I had a few computer issues last night and it took till well past my bed time to resolve, so I'm a bit exhausted tonight.  The strange thing is that no matter how tired I am when I get home, I get into "just do it" mode and hardly sit down for a moment, always finding something to do. 

My current 'home issue' that I am trying to get resolved is how cluttered and untidy my cupboards have become... so glad I don't have a bigger house, I would just shove stuff in and leave it.  At least now I am forced to face my nemesis once in a blue moon and do a clean out. 

In our spiritual lives there are times when we also have to get stuck into our issues.  We may not like it, but at some point we have to face it.  One of my biggest challenges is simply using the word 'No'.  I hate to feel like I am letting people down or that I am being difficult.  One thing I realize though that if I want balance in my life, I am going to have to get used to saying NO, I just can't manage that right now. 

Eish it is hard to clean out house, but it has to be done.  Revival brings refreshing and with that the courage to deal with the issues in life that are causing us harm. 

Tonight I give thanks and glory to God for the continued rain and pray for spiritual revival to do the same and heal our land.  Please won't you join me 18:00 daily!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Disaster recovery

So it was my turn to be involved in our companies disaster recovery testing today.  This meant working from a different location for a few hours.  I was truly amazed at how seamlessly some aspects worked, but then as expected there were a few hiccups, which is precisely what the test is supposed to iron out and assist with. 

In our faith our ability to cope through and recover from disaster is directly proportional to our level of reliance on God.  The reason for this is that if we aren't able to trust God for the smaller things in life, then we most certainly will not be able to trust Him when disaster strikes.

Thankfully today we finally received some much needed rain, but it did not come with danger.  As per expectations our biggest storms usually break out right around home time and even if I'd left the office 20 minutes earlier (which was not possible) or left half an hour later, I most likely would have been caught in it due to where I was when it struck.  It was just one of those things.  Thankfully again I saw our normally totally impatient Joburg drivers exercise extreme caution which was appreciated.

Answered prayers often do come with danger so we should be prepared and not be shocked when it happens.  Remain calm, focused and patient through it and you will most likely come out the other side safe and secure.

As I give thanks to God for our rain, I continue to ask for more prayer for rain and revival, we still need more of both..... 18:00.  

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Revival for survival

I am amazed at the differences in responses my plants are having to this drought.  Some plants are withering up and dying while others are growing well or normally.  One such good grower is the passion fruit vine.  I'm not entirely sure why but it is growing like wildfire...maybe it likes the heat, who knows.

I'm guessing this plants survival instinct is telling it it needs to spread in order to survive.  Much like plants that grow well in times of crisis we need revival to help us in times of trial and difficulty.  We need the strength that the infilling of the Holy Spirit will give us in order to not only sustain our lives but to help us further the gospel.
As we continue to pray for rain and revival, I am encouraging you to join me again and believe that God will hear.  If our God could calm the seas or split them, I know he can move water to where we need it!

Call to prayer 18:00 your time zone daily.  Pray for rain and revival.   

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Too close to home

As I spend time contemplating the need for revival in our country, I wonder how do I get people motivated to join this movement?  Well yes we need the rain, but why do we need a fresh outpouring of God's Spirit in our world and especially our country. 

Well the answer came loud and clear tonight.  I received a text from my mom that an attempted house robbery had gone bad right across the road from my sisters house.  I called my sister to get the info and apparently the guys derailed the gate, bashed down the door and tied up the occupant.  The next door neighbour heard the commotion, grabbed his gun and peered over the wall, at which time he was shot at and returned fire.  One or two perpetrators were killed instantly, one injured and one got away.

This has all been too close to home and leaves me plain angry at the devil but how would revival curb crime in our country?  Well it has been well documented throughout the centuries that in areas where revival breaks out, that crime goes down.  Why?  Because somewhere along the way these perpetrators come into contact with the gospel, they meet Christ and their lives are changed. 

So I ask you....Is revival necessary in our country and around the world?  Most certainly, so again I'm going to call you to stand with me in prayer for rain and for revival in our precious land. 

Call to prayer: 18:00 daily - Pray for rain and pray for revival!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A country in crisis

Time spent focusing on family usually brings some clarity on priorities and what is important in life.  As I look around me I see a country in crisis.  The Rand is at an all time low, our government is a failure, our electricity supply is threatened daily and now to add insult to injury our country along with many others is in a drastic drought.

We are in desperate need of rain!!  More than this though, we are in desperate need for revival.  Revival of spirit, revival of faith, revival of conscience. This made me wonder, is it possible for one person, or a small group of people to start a revival?  The answer is most certainly, Yes!!!

The world renown Azusa street revival began in 1906 and was led by William J Seymour and ran through to roughly 1915.  Thousands of people were touched by this amazing revival and from it flowed was is believed to be the start of the modern pentecostal movement. 

Directly from it the Apostolic Faith Mission was born but with it several others and one in particular that forms part of my faith foundation, the Assemblies of God.  Missionaries from this movement went out into  over fifty nations, including Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, Holland, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong, China, Ceylon and India.

You and I can make a difference and therefore I am going to stand up, raise my voice and say it is time to pray for the revival of God's earth through rain where there is drought and sunshine where there is flood but more so revival of spirit the world over.

Call to prayer for revival: 18:00 daily, for any amount of time you can!  God CAN heal our LAND!

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