Happy Valentine


Treasures on the back seat of my car. 23 October 2011

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of ones youth." (Psalm 127:3,4)

"You are united to your wife by the Lord. In God's wise plan, when you married, the two of you became one person in His sight.
And what does He want?
Godly children from your union." (Malachi 2: 15) Living Bible.

"Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)
"And fathers, do not provoke your children to anger; but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." (Ephsians 6:40

"I am God's masterpiece." (Ephesians 2: 10) "I am fearfully and wonderfully made. (Psalm 139 go and read all of it!)

"Beware that you don't look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father." (Matthew 18:10) New Living Translation Bible

My Own Parable    (17 October 2011)

Heaven is like a lady who found two mystery eggs on the beach. She knew there was a new and different life in there, so she ran back home to fetch her camera so that she could share her find with the rest of the world on the internet.

Never go anywhere without your ‘camera’. Always be ready to show and tell.
The shot that did get away: The unusual sun activity. At first I thought the sun was struggling to shine, but then I realized it was giving the dark clouds an opportunity to shine with its rays. I am that dark cloud. Lord, shine through me. Let people know that the Son is behind me and shining through me on to them.

By the time I came back with my camera, this unusual activity had changed. The sun was still shining through the clouds but making long rays that looked like a big fan of light and shade.

"For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him."
Philippians 2:13  (Holy Bible- New Living Translation)

"For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him."
John 3: 17

                                          Don't miss the beauty because of the litter.

"Anyone who wants to come to Him must believe that there is a God and that He rewards those who sincerely seek Him."
Hebrews 11: 6

"What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?"
Mark 8: 36

Ask Val   Answers by Val Waldeck.
Question: Do Christians believe every word of the Bible? Or do they believe (as a Priest friend of mine who runs three churches) that it is full of error?
Answer: Yes, they do believe every word! So did Jesus. He declared in John 17: 17 "Your Word is Truth". He did not say it contained Truth together with error - it is Truth and, therefore, wholly to be believed and trusted. He told some folk who were arguing about the resurrection, that they were completely off track "not knowing the Scriptures" Matt 22: 29.
2 Timothy 3:16 declares that "all Scripture" is inspired by God Himself and Holy men of old spoke (and wrote) as "they were moved by the Holy Spirit" 2 Pet 1:21.  The Holy Spirit, who inspired the Word, must be depended upon to interpret that Word because the Bible does contain some things that are difficult to understand (2 Pet 1:20). Unstable people love to force Scripture to fit their personal opinions (2 Pet 3:16). The secret to true fulfillment lies in the Word (Ps 1: 1-3)
 Question: I am 10 years old and my question is - how do we know that there is a God?
Answer:  One way is to look at creation. The book of Romans in the New Testament tells us that God has put His knowledge in our hearts. "Since earliest times men have seen the earth and sky and all God made, and have known of His existence and great eternal power. So they will have no excuse (when they stand before God at Judgment Day)" Rom 1:19,20. The watch on your arm didn't 'just happen'. Someone carefully designed it and put it together. And it is the same with the world. Everything you see around you shouts loudly that the Great Designer and Creator made it all perfectly. Another way to be sure is to ask Him! God is personal and He can communicate with you. The testimony of thousands of His children (from Bible times right up to today) is that He definitely talks to them. Why not start with the New Testament and humbly ask the Lord Jesus Christ to meet with you. That will be the most exciting thing you have ever done!
Question:  There are many documentaries on TV that cast doubt on some of the miracles we read about in the Bible- e.g. Jonah and the whale and Noah's Ark. I feel    confused... is the time of miracles really over?
Answer:  This is known as 'liberal theology', a system of philosophy that attempts to downsize God to man-size! The time of miracles will be past when the God of miracles ceases to exist! And that will never happen. "For I am the Lord, I do not change" Mal 3:6, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever" Heb 13:8 "All Scripture is given by inspiration of God" 2 Tim 3:16 and may be trusted. Jesus said that heaven and earth would pass away, but not His Words (Mark 13:31). If it's in the Word you may believe it. Incidentally, Jesus believed the story of Jonah - read Matt 12:40. He also believed the Scriptures concerning Noah and the Ark - (Matt 24:37 - 39). "DON'T  LET  OTHERS  SPOIL  YOUR  FAITH  AND  JOY  WITH  THEIR  PHILOSOPHIES,  THEIR  WRONG  AND  SHALLOW  ANSWERS  BUILT  ON  MEN'S  THOUGHTS  AND  IDEAS,  INSTEAD  OF  WHAT  CHRIST  HAS  SAID."  COL.2:8
Question: If Muslims and Jews believe in God, then why won't they go to Heaven? Surely we all believe in the same God but call Him different names?
Answer:  Jesus said: "I am the Way, the Truth and the life; No one comes to the Father except through Me" John 14:6. Either He was deluded, or a deceiver, or He meant what He said - there is only one God and one way to the Father. If there were another way to Heaven, the death and resurrection of Christ would be superfluous and unnecessary.
Our God is not schizophrenic - using different names to propagate different belief systems. His Word is: "For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and people  ... Christ Jesus. He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone. This is the message that God gave to the world at the proper time." 1Tim 2:6. In Noah's day, the Ark was the only means of salvation. Christ is God's Ark for "whosoever" will believe, regardless of their faith or creed.

"Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong." Ephesians 3: 17

                                          Treasure: My two 'daughters'.
13 March 2011
My hands that lift up through the presence of Your revelations have just found the words to speak Your praises. There where I kneel on the beach, in the face of Your godly sun and sea I give to You the sound and the words of Ronelle Erasmus’ “Glory Hallelujah’ song, where Your truth is marching on.
                                                       Glory Hallelujah to the Creator.
Every time the white foam leaves the broken wave
It goes upwards;
It is the foam hands that lift up to praise God.

It is in my brokenness
that You give me white foam hands
that lift up to praise You.
For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this eartly body),
we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands.
(2 Corinthians 5:1)