“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”John 16:33 "What happened to Jesus will happen with the disciple. Tribulation came to Jesus and tribulation will be the experience of His disciples. However, since Jesus… Continue reading Jesus overcomes the world!
Have you ever found yourself frustrated by people who aren’t paying attention in traffic and inevitably force you to slam on your brakes? I certainly have. After an eye roll and a possible snarky comment and perhaps even a hand "signal", does this reaction make you feel better or set up the rest of your… Continue reading Forgiving Offenses
Nkosi sikelel' Afrika Nkosi sikelel' AfrikaMaluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayoYizwa imithandazoYethuNkosi sikelelaThinaLusapho lwayoMorena boloka setjhaba sa heso O fedise dintwa la matshwenyehO se boloke (Ntate)O se bolokeSetjhaba saHesoSetjhaba saSouth Afrika(South Afrika) Uit die blou van onse hemelUit die diepte van ons seeOor ons ewige gebergtesWaar die kranse antwoord gee Sounds to call to come togetherAnd united we… Continue reading God Bless South Africa
In Romans Chapter 14, Paul gives more instructions to believers about living together in harmony. He discusses the problem of criticizing other believers and causing others to sin because of your actions. Basically, All Lives Matter! 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in… Continue reading All Lives Matter
Most of us are naturally impatient and do not like waiting for anything. In this world, in these uncertain times, we face many dangers, trials, unstable economies, war, diseases, starvation, relationship problems, financial distress, the list goes on… however, our expectations are seldom met, often changed by things completely out of our control, and so,… Continue reading Everything in it’s time – Forgive
Forgiveness does not erase the past, but looks upon it with compassion. To withhold forgiveness keeps alive emotions of hurt, anger and blame which discolour your perception of life. To forgive, avoid ruminating on thoughts of being wronged. Rather, trust the power of forgiveness to heal the hurt and pain. By holding on to pain and resentment, you suffer because the sorrow is intensified to keep it alive. Despite people’s perceptions that forgiveness means to forget, its motive is preserved in self-forgiveness and the role you played in co-creating the circumstances. This does not mean you consented to what transpired. Given your involvement, even as a victim, you forgive yourself regardless of your role. Forgiveness means to let go of hatred, instead of allowing it to eat at you.