Gelaai deur admin Bitterheid en onvergewensgesindheid steel by jou... Dit beroof jou van vreugde en lewenslus en strem jou geestelike groei. Dit kan jou lewe en gedagtes oorneem. Het jy geweet onvergewensgesindheid kan jou bloeddruk en jou hart aantas? Bitterheid kan jou ’n aggressiewe mens maak. Buitendien, as jy nie wil vergewe nie, benadeel jy … Continue reading Vergifnis is ’n keuse
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
This verse is a reminder of the importance of forgiving others, but if we only focus on what God will withhold from us if we do not forgive, we neglect the role our spirit plays in forgiveness. Humility, compassion, and wisdom are necessary in the giving and receiving of forgiveness. The truth that each and every person has sinned and fallen short reminds us that everyone has a substantial debt they cannot pay.
When our spirit is consumed with grudge holding, toxic emotions cripple us. Indignant judgment, poisonous anger, frustration, and bitterness aim to take up permanent residence within. The crushing result is a diminished ability to receive forgiveness. We descend into a tailspin of negative thoughts and emotions. With all our energy focused on the perpetrator, we forget our own debts.
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YAHWEH-NISSI – Added lyrics to this song, as sung by the artist. Based on a favorite hymn of mine ‘Lord make me an instrument of praise’ – a prayer to Almighty God. In this version the words have been altered and also the word ‘Lord’ has sadly been omitted. Nevertheless I praise God for gifting Olivia with such an awesome voice!
Een van die bekendste verhale uit Simson se lewe is die raaisel wat hy aan die Filistyne gevra het en hoe hulle toe aan die antwoord daarvan gekom het. Source: Uit 'n sterke kom daar iets soets...
by Lindsey Maestas One morning in college, I woke up, got ready and drove to a church to buy myself a purity ring. My heart ached a little bit at the thought of it, because even at that time, the last word that I would have used to define myself was “pure.” Maybe regretful, ashamed, dirty, totally … Continue reading To the Girl Who Wished She Hadn’t
"The raw essence of honest hurting rarely produces pretty thoughts." by LYSA TERKEURST “These were his instructions to them: ‘The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.’” Luke 10:2 (NLT) Have you ever … Continue reading Her Success Doesn’t Threaten Mine
by Amy Green Sometimes it feels like Facebook should come with a warning label: Enter at your own risk. The internet can be a harsh place, and it can be easier to slip into bad habits on social media than in the “real world.” You can’t always see the damage you do, you can react … Continue reading The 10 Commandments of Facebook: Things Christians Should Never Do On Social Media
by Laura Rennie Our argument was cut short when my husband saw the time. He grabbed his laptop and coffee mug and didn’t stop to kiss me before leaving for work. We muttered requisite “I love you’s” and I held my tears in until after the door had shut behind him. I sat on the … Continue reading 3 Simple Words that Will Completely Transform How You Fight With Your Spouse
Gal. 5:16-17 – “Maar ek sê: Wandel deur die Gees, dan sal julle nooit die begeerlikheid van die vlees volbring nie; want die vlees begeer teen die Gees, en die Gees teen die vlees; en hulle staan teenoor mekaar, sodat julle nie kan doen wat julle wil nie.” Daar is ‘n groot en ernstige blokkasie … Continue reading Geestelikheid en vleeslikheid
By Rev Paul N. Papas II
June 27, 2016
“I’ll do it later and when I get around to it”. When I hear this said, I draw a large circle on a piece of paper then write “To It” horizontally in the middle of the circle. Without saying a thing I present the ‘round to it’ to the speaker and ask “Now will you do it?
Someone told me recently that he was planning the 1972 New Years Eve Party
“We like to think that our delay tactics are no big deal. After all, we tell ourselves, no one is really getting hurt by the things we put off. Over time, however, our choices to postpone action can develop into a lifelong pattern of procrastination.
To get on track, we must change our attitude about procrastination, admitting it is a serious problem and noticing where…
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