31 August 2007

"Justice"

Hi, folks. Pieter here again . . . on a more serious note.

"Life is a Song. Sing it!"

Sometimes, in your journey to your destiny, following God's process for His purpose in your life, suddenly, and without warning, all hell will break loose!

Welcome to the real world.

What should your reaction be? Simply, rejoice!

Why? Because somehow, the devil, the slanderer, the opposer, the enemy, the accuser... found out that God is at the point of giving you an unexpected blessing. His purpose in life is to steal and destroy. Nothing freaks him out more than God's children getting blessed.

The blessing is coming, so don't look at the smokescreen. Don't be sidetracked.

I can't tell you how many times in my life I have had people making demands on my money. Especially when my cash flow is, well, shall I say, looking less than rosy. And my reaction is always to get my shackles up. I want to fight it with everything I have. Sometimes the demands might be fair, sometimes bogus. It doesn't matter.

Somehow, God's promises that revenge belongs to Him, does not want to drop from my mind to my heart. Ever had this problem? Not you! Yeah right.

Yet when I give in to God, and do the seemingly idiotic thing to let go of my plans for "justice," invariably, God's blessing for my life will be released.

Only last week I had to give in, after "battling" for more than six months with a contractor that did damage to my property and then demanded that I pay for the repairs. They then resorted to threats. Just when I felt least like giving in, God urged me to pay them. Two days later, I received a deposit in my account, more than twenty times the amount I had problems releasing.
I had been waiting for this money for over a year and actually gave up on receiving it.

God is good. And His methods does not have to make sense. Only obey.

If you are going to follow this blog and continue the journey to your divine destiny by following God's process for His purpose in your life, you will be much better off if you have a smile on your face and a song in your heart. This journey is not for sissies.

Until next time....

Pieter de Waal

22 August 2007

Life is a Song

Hi, folks. Pieter here again... with a post today that can change your life.

People don't always know what to respond when they ask me how I am and I give them my favorite response.
"Life is a Song. Sing it!"

Many would answer, "It is not going well with my life. I don't feel like singing."
Maybe your response would have been similar. You would be missing the point.
What I am saying is this: Life might not be giving you a choice of words in the Song of Life, but you can choose your own tune. Some people are always singing sad songs, irrespective of the words.

You cannot always change the circumstances of your life, but you can choose your attitudes. Solomon also knew this truth. He wrote:

"All the days of the desponding and afflicted are made evil by anxious thoughts and forebodings, but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast regardless of circumstances. (Prov 15:15 Ampl)

I also enjoy the way it is stated in The Message, "A miserable heart means a miserable life; a cheerful heart fills the day with song."

Does this mean that I am one of those people for whom happiness and joy comes naturally?
Actually not. I am a very serious person of nature. Just like you, I have to constantly remind myself to make an active choice to respond positively to negative circumstances.

It is only when you have the joy and peace of God in your heart that He can give you the strength and courage to stand up under your circumstances and do something about it.

If you are going to follow this blog and continue the journey to your divine destiny by following God's process for His purpose in your life, you will be much better off if you have a smile on your face and a song in your heart. This journey is not for sissies.

Until next time....

Pieter de Waal

17 August 2007

To believe is a choice

Hi, folks. Pieter here again... with a post today that is all about faith.

I heard on the Radio today how agnosticism and atheism were being discussed. By definition, both are doubters of religion, but for different reasons.


Atheists simply don't believe in the existence of God.
Agnostics are also atheists. Atheism and agnosticism pretend to be about unbelief, but in actual fact there is no such thing. They simply believe strongly in the opposite. They believe that everything that the Bible says are lies. They believe that everyone that claims to have a relationship with God are liars. They believe in the power of their own minds. They believe that thought is merely a chemical process.

They say that only those things that can be perceived with the senses and understood by the mind can be true and that it is therefore not possible for man to have a relationship with God.

Agnosticism has its roots in the early Greek philosophies and has a widespread effect on modern science and scientists who disbelief any thing that cannot be tested with the senses and only believe what can be felt an seen. We see it in the current belief in evolution that is pervading the sciences. These people actually believe in the ability of matter to create life!

Unless you believe in the word of God as your ultimate guide, you will not be able to obtain the destiny that god has for you. Unless you have a personal relationship with a Divine Creator, you will be an aimless drifter whose life will serve no purpose.

Yesterday morning when I got up, I knew that I faced a load of obstacles in my divine destination that I couldn't tackle alone. So I called to God in my prayers to step in. I then opened my bible to continue my daily reading and started with Isaiah 59:1 which stated, "Surely the Lord's power is enough to save you. He can hear you when you ask Him for help."

Need I say more.

Until next time....

14 August 2007

Your destiny

God's process for His purposes has four distinct phases. Each of us has to go through the same stages if we are to make it successfully to the fulfillment of our destiny.

But before we get to the stages... You have a divine destiny. You should know that. We often hear people say things like: "This is the role I was born to play" or "I was born for this job." Deep inside, they know that they have a destiny. Whether they are correct in what they are saying is a different story, but at least they have part of the truth.

Whenever we find an appliance not functioning correctly, we consult the owner's manual. Only the designer or creator really knows the correct way of using it. Yet we fail to consult our Creator when our lives are failing.

Yes, God has a plan for your life. And His plans are bigger than your dreams! When you plug in to the source of life, you will start to function in a way that will astound you.

13 August 2007

N!S: The most debilitating disease.


Ever heard of N!S? Probably not. Yet you know it. You have had it yourself. You might even have it now. And you will know others that have it - or had it.So what is it then? And what does it have to do with the 3rd Cord?

Let me put it to you this way. N!S is a tongue-in-cheek way of referring to what the Bible calls the fruits of the flesh.

You can read more about it at http://www.squidoo.com/nisz/.

So what does it have to do with the 3rd Cord then?

I will give it to you straight. If you have N!S, you have closed yourself from the work of God in your life. The first step to fulfilling your purpose in life is to get rid of your baggage. Lose your load!

Nisz might feel nice to you, but do not be deceived by its seeming innocence. In this regard it has much in common with drugs. Short term gain is exchanged for long term loss.

If you are interested in knowing more about God's process for His purposes, take a look at N!S and see if just maybe there is something of yourself.

Till next time.

Pieter de Waal