Messages To Listen To (click on the title)


Posted on Monday, January 24, 2011 | By Kaye | In , , , ,


Not By Might


Posted on Saturday, January 22, 2011 | By Kaye | In , , ,

"For He knoweth our frame, He remembereth that we are dust." ~Psalms 103:14

It's late at night but I can't sleep, it's been a busy two weeks with my new career, there's just so many things to remember, I feel a little bit overwhelmed and anxious...and so here I am  trying to shut down that compartment of my mind and just spend some time to myself, alone with my thoughts about the Lord, alone finally with Him. 
The family's all asleep by now and the house has regained it's quiet calm, hmmm...I often find this time of the night comforting. I'm tempted to drink coffee but- it's not a great idea for obvious reasons, hahaha...

I have to admit though - there are so many stressors in my life right now, I can somewhat feel that my cup is soon going to be full and I can feel the knots tie in my stomach...but as I was sitting at church during our midweek fellowship, I kind of thought about how we do not really, fully comprehend God's power- we oftentimes underestimate his Word and promises. We often say and hear over the pulpit that God has won the battle for us, that the devil is a loser, that we are overcomers. 
The scripture was very clear about how God thinks about us- that we are His Bride, we are the sons and daughters of God, that we are a chosen generation and a royal priesthood, wow... that we have been predestinated before all life began and that we are part of the Lord since the beginning. Isn't that amazing?

...but despite everything being black and white really, we still sometimes just profess it, we do not always walk in these truths...we believe, we do but we lack the courage to step into it.
I know for myself that I am the same, I catch myself saying things and at the same time realizing that it needs a deeper application in my life. I catch myself doing, thinking and saying stuff that are not  pleasing to Him and when I do, it just pinches my heart- i get really disheartened and disappointed at myself.
There are times when I start to look at myself, me and my many, many faults and flaws, then I start to wonder and doubt BUT the Lord reminded me that I need not look at me- but always to Him because He knows we are fallible, that we are weaklings and trapped in this sinful flesh. 

God knows because He is our Creator, and He made a way out for us because only through Him can we overcome- and this statement I know may sound simplistic but if that has been revealed to us- it would change our perspectives and correct our actions straightaway.
 He paid the price with His own blood. Not by our own might or righteousness because Jesus Christ is the only acceptable's good to get reminded of these things and it is good to have the assurance that despite what life throw our way- if we have genuinely made Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour- then everything will be alright. 
That simple, you ask? and the answer is yes. It is that simple.
Life circumstances will no longer matter for He becomes our everything, He becomes our ally, He is our protector, He took us under his wings. He is our God and he is a loving God. If we keep close to Him, He will draw us even closer and closer...amen. And when we stumble and fall God is always there to reach out to us, to draw us back to the middle of the road- unfailingly. How wonderful. I love it. 


Only Believe


Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 | By Kaye | In , , , ,

Good day friend! It's exactly 7:19 as I am writing this &  it's another day for all of us- on this side of the globe it's just starting, on the other side it's nearly finished. It's orientation week for me for a couple of weeks and I'm on my second day, I feel like a student again- so many things to learn! but anyway I'll get there.
I thought I'd blog before I go to work, just having some thoughts sitting in my head for awhile now- about how intense the battle is becoming in these end days. Christians who would say or think it isn't so is probably in a state of denial- now, here's me putting my heart out on my sleeve...but that is the truth. One has to really be self-aware at all times but am I glad that that still small voice just keeps reminding us to stay in line & fight off the darts of the enemy whenever our eyes gets lured to look at something else other than Jesus. At the end of the day- it truly is God's grace that we overcome because we do struggle and with great difficulty and stress if I may say so whenever we try to win a spiritual battle using our carnal strength. We are in dire need of God in our lives and that goes for all of us-whether we are believers or not, see.
I could never think of myself as better than anyone else because it is only by God's love & grace that I am what I am. I'm also pretty sure that the enemy would get the better of me if God wasn't protecting His seed, so I just feel so grateful that He chose to reveal Himself to me.
The greatest desire in my heart is for me to be able to show that gratefulness unto the Lord through my life & just everything about me by God's grace and not allow my mistakes to stop me in my tracks to wallow in self-pity or discouragement. The mockery and criticism doesn't matter to me too, Christ is far too precious than men's opinion. I do not value men's opinion very much, it's what the Lord thinks of me that matters. I also do not want to be a professing christian but I want to be a billboard to the world saying- that God is real, that there is hope, there is mercy available to them and that God has the power to transform their lives if they only believe. IF we only take God at His word- all the promises in the Holy Script will be fulfilled, if we only have child-like faith and that is not impossible.
I have always almost nagged you about not ignoring that stirring in your heart- that 'pinch' that you feel whenever Jesus is talked about...that uneasiness and sense of urgency that you felt, even fleetingly at it's best- is from the Lord, my dear friend. You have to confront that Presence one day and make a decision because He won't go away. Jesus Christ is just there waiting with open arms and it does not matter to Him if you are not at your best, if you are a sinner, if you've done this, that or the other...what matters to the Lord is you. The truth is- God loves you and He wants to bless you and change that hardened heart to a heart which is willing to love Him back.
Friend, I won't lie to you because I know I am accountable for every word that I say- all these things are real. The world is made to believe that Jesus Christ is just one of the many gods in the different religions that we have, that there are other spiritual options other than the genuine Christianity but there isn't. The only God who can give true love and hope, mercy, peace and rest for the soul is Jesus. That is, if you only believe.

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