Encouragement


21
May 2019
Your Mat Is Your Problem

by Mpho Taole Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” John 5:8 The other day I was thinking of the story of the paralysed man in the book of John, and as I was pondering on it, God started talking to me about comfort zones. Most of us are living within our comfort zones and this is the very thing that is preventing us from walking in the destiny that we have been called to. I mean, think about this man: all he’s known all his......

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14
May 2019
More Than A Bastard: When Royal Blood Flows Through You

by Shingai Ndinga Have you ever had a moment where you lost your keys, and spend time looking for them — only to find out that there were in your pocket all along? Yes, I have had that happen to me countless times. It may be something crucial in that moment such as a pen, or some pocket change. Sometimes we find ourselves in a place where we doubt who we truly are or what we have — not what we think we are or have, and one of the things we......

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07
May 2019
The Reliable Always Win

by Pastor Israel Phiri One of the hallmarks of anyone or anything successful is reliability. I once had a friend who had a habit of buying second-hand cellphones. Unfortunately he wasn’t talented in vetting them for faults. Consistently he would buy a phone which would have problems. When you needed to contact him the phone was unavailable. That small little habit of not investing in a reliable phone made him very unreliable. One day, he came to me crying. His business was not growing and he was stressed out and ready to......

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30
Apr 2019
A Father's Plans

Hlumelo Petros My name is Hlumelo and I’m a Christian. Which means I believe in Jesus — right? I guess “yes” would be the appropriate answer as a Christian but truly speaking, “yes but to an extent” would probably be more honest. Let me explain: one early morning, as I was preparing for an important meeting before leaving the house, I suddenly felt overwhelmed by disparity. I felt as if even though I had spent the night before preparing and going over my notes, I was not ready for the meeting, I......

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23
Apr 2019
Dare to Keep Trying: Success in the Failures

Lebohang Mabula Moreover you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Will they fall and not rise? Will one turn away and not return?” Jeremiah 8:4 Winning feels good. Let’s be honest: most, if not all of us can agree with this statement. The desire to be successful has been built into us as humans from the beginning when GOD said: ”Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that......

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16
Apr 2019
Contentment vs Settling

Mpho Taole “ I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength” Philippians 4:12-13 I had a conversation years ago with someone who believed that we, as humans, can never truly become content. She was of the belief that because we always want a better life and because we constantly want to......

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09
Apr 2019
Do You, Boo: Love Thyself

Shingai Ndinga Love others as well as you love yourself Matthew 22:39 Having been in therapy for just over five years, one of the constant themes that keeps recurring is how much I still need to deeply care and love myself— even when my system is often rejecting it due to some trauma experienced earlier on in life. I was at a prayer meeting recently when my shepherd shared that God said: “Let us make man”. In an instant, I had such an ‘aha‘ light bulb moment within myself. Before God created......

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01
Apr 2019
Decisions Decide Destiny

Pastor Israel Phiri One of the major responsibilities that God has given everyone of us is the power to make decisions. God is not in the brainwashing business. So when we come to Him for direction, He doesn’t hijack our minds and control our decisions. He gives us the power and freedom to decide what we want. We are where we are today based on the decisions we made yesterday. Where we are going to be tomorrow, is impacted by the decisions we make today. This means our future is not fixed......

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26
Mar 2019
Resting

Mpho Taole Now we who have believed enter that rest, just as God has said…And yet his works have been finished since the creation of the world Hebrews 4:3 For a while now I have been confronted with what it truly means to rest in God and cast my cares on Him. I mean, we even sang the jovial song in Sunday school without a true revelation of our own words. It was only when I became an “adult” that I realised how hard it is to cast my burdens unto Jesus.......

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19
Mar 2019
[Still] Relating With Yourself While Single

Hlumelo Petros Still carrying on from last week’s Relating With Yourself While Single, these are the other the other things that I did to affirm my identity in God. Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you Matthew 6:33 Dealing with the Mind and Confronting the Past In order to figure yourself and your behaviours out, you must find the roots of your behaviour and challenges. As somebody who didn’t grow up with both their parents and was raised telephonically by a......

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