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Greater is the one who is in you than the one who is in the world.  1 John 4:4

In this life we have an enemy.

A defeated enemy, but one who is lashing out because of his defeat.  Every time we step out and draw near to God and take some land the enemy will try to strike back and kill, steal, destroy, restrict, hinder.  His tactics are oppression and temptation. He will lie to us and tell us we are not good enough or he will try to lure us into sin.  He is “like” a roaring line trying to ensnare us away from God.  His suggestions are lies.  His accusations are lies.

As christians we need to be aware of spiritual realities and deal with them accordingly.  Every time something goes wrong or you feel stink it is not the devil.  But sometimes it is. We need to dial up our discernment so we can live in that place of victory that Jesus has won for us.

Remember – GREATER is HE – is GOD – is the CREATOR – is the SAVIOUR – is the KING OF KINGS – in you, living inside you, dwelling within you – than he that is in the world…


Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand…. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one… Ephesians 6

Faith in God deflects that attack of the enemy.  When you have faith in God you realize you are forgiven, protected, empowered, called, chosen, cleansed, transformed.  Faith in the promises and declarations of God raises up a protective shield that deflects the lies of the enemy.

Today, do you know you are armed and dangerous?  Do you know the authority you have in Jesus?


There is something amazing that happens when we behold God

When we see Him as He is







The psalmist describes it as mountains melting like wax in the presence of God.  All else fades away said a more modern psalm singer.

Today, do you  need to carve out some time to behold?

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all- surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:7

i believe that God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.  but the characteristic or the heartbeat often overlooked in those people is the desire to be poured out, the surrender to Jesus, the laying down their own lives and living wholeheartedly for their Lord.  its not status quo living.  its not blending in.  its not a life of compromise.   its devotion.  love.   response.  if you want to be mightily used by God to change your world or THE world then develop an attitude of surrender.  develop a lifestyle of devotion.   this is i believe what makes the difference between ordinary and extraordinary.

i believe that the person God uses is the one that says YES.

the one who has the faith to believe that God calls and can use them and will them

because HE is GREAT and GOOD

and because HE works in and through us

i believe that the person God uses allows God to be glorified and exalted, not themselves and their own efforts

i believe i am living as a jar of clay, so that the reality of God may be demonstrated

i believe that the person God uses is the one that steps out and trusts in God’s power and empowerment

God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.


We carry weight when God fills us. Then we are “big.” As John the Baptist said, “He must become greater; I must become less” (John 3:30). God does not choose the cleverest people, but those who are “rich in faith” (Heb 11) Reinhard Bonnke

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We’ve seen Your faithful hand
Your mercy without end
A King who bled and died
A God who sacrificed

Be enthroned upon the praises
Of a thousand generations
You are worthy. Lord of all
Unto You, the slain and risen King
We lift our voices with heaven singing
Worthy, Lord of all

All through this life we lead
And onto eternity
Our endless praise, we’ll cry
Jesus be glorified



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“Every Christian is, in one way or another, involved in the unseen war. There are no bystanders, no spectators. It makes no difference how clearly you perceive the realities of the conflict or if you even believe in the existence of demonic spirits. Whether you participate as a combatant, a captive, or an instrument of the enemy (even an unwitting instrument), be sure of this: You are in it, and the stakes are very high.” Harry R. Jackson, Jr. (The Warrior’s Heart)

Whether you know it or not, if you are a christian or not, you are in a battle. There is no spiritually neutral ground. There are two primary mistakes when it comes to talking and thinking about spiritual things like spiritual warfare—over-emphasis and under-emphasis. Some blame every sin, every conflict, and every problem on the invisible world, on demons that need to be cast out. Car breaks down, it’s a demon. Wifi goes down, it’s the devil. Boss is unhappy with you, it’s a demon. You’re out of coffee… you get my point. Others completely ignore the spiritual world even though the Bible tells us it is real and that there is a battle going on. We have an enemy and he is messing with us sometimes but we are not powerless or victims in it, we don’t need to freak out or be afraid, because God has given us tools and Jesus came to defeat the devil and He did!
So how do we know what is battle and what is life? How do we know when we’re been attacked or just having a bad hair day?

Ephesians 6:12 says For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Our battle isn’t against flesh and blood, the things we can see with our natural eyes, or rather the people we see with our natural eyes because I don’t know about you about many of the times when I’m in a battle behind the scenes the enemy is using people in my world to mess with me.
The battle we see with our eyes is the conflict we’re in at work, or that person that is talking behind your back, or the constant arrrghh going on at home with the kids and hubby. The battle is our fears and feelings that rise up in the midst of those conflicts – the sense of rejection and fear, the feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness.
In this battle the devil loves throws accelerant on the fire. You were dealing with a match sized flame and then boom he throws on a cup of petrol and those thoughts and feelings are raging out of control.

Now in this battle I cant control the reactions of people but I can control my response. I can control my thinking. Sometimes our natural reaction is to go gung ho wham bam thank you mamn but God calls us to submit to God, resist the devil and he must flee. It’s in our surrender first to the ways and will of God that empower us to resist. It’s in our dying to ourselves – our natural reactions – that honour God. It’s in surrendering to God to grow in the situation, to humble ourselves to own our part in things and to become wiser. It’s in letting God have His way in our actions and thoughts.

The heat of the battle refines our hearts and minds and makes us more like Jesus.

“Only you can decide how your fires will affect you. Will you be sanctified or scarred” – Beth Moore
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It’s been a while since I’ve posted – sorry!

I had a stint in hospital and have been busy with work related stuff.   Life.

Time in hospital made me stop.  You’re stuck in a bed, its noisy and unfamiliar.  Time to stop is an invitation to draw close to God.  It is a time for worship and prayer.  A time for just being.  We are not human doings but human beings and for me hospital time is a very big reminder that doing is not my mandate but being a child of God is.  Relationship is more important than doing.  My identity is not what I do but WHOSE I am and who I am.

This song was my anthem. Let me become more aware of your goodness, let your presence come. Let me see you more. Let me draw close.


On January 15th, 2009, the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 had a choice to make. Do we try to make it back to LaGuardia, land at Teterboro Airport, or make a crash landing in the Hudson River. Captain Chelsey Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles made unheard of decision to land the plane in …

Source: 13 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Sully


We never grow closer to God when we just live life.  It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness. 

Your level of preparation determines your level of outpouring.  It’s not someone elses responsibility to take care of what’s inside of you.

Paul instructed Timothy to fan into flame the gift that was inside him. (2 Timothy 1:6)

“Your life from seed to full-grown tree is a process. We all like the idea of fruit, but rarely do we allow ourselves to build a root system.” Banning Liebscher

As leaders we need to have a strong, consistent inflow to balance our outflow.  As leaders were are giving out all the time.  Energy, time, emotions.  In order to GROW as a leader we need to stretch our capacity and ability to lead.  Read the rest of this entry »

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