Posts Tagged ‘victory’

Vrees is seker een van die grootste probleme wat ons ervaar. Hierdie vrees veroorsaak dat ons baie kere vries.

Meeste van julle ken die storie van King Arthur. Hy het koning geword omdat hy op ‘n dag ‘n swaard uit ‘n klip getrek het en ‘n baie goeie soldaat geword het. In kort. Wat ek hierdie week net weer besef het is dat God gee vir ons al die wapens wat ons nodig het, maar ons moet dit optel. Die wapens is beskikbaar, maar soms moet ons dit by die vyand af weg vat. Ons moet deur ons situasie gaan om die nodige geloof te hê vir die volgende deurbraak. Of ons moet deur een storm gaan sodat ons weet hoe om ons seile te span in die volgende storm.

God is die heeltyd by ons en ons moet dit nooit vergeet nie.

David Kills Goliath

1 Sam 17:32-51

32 “Don’t worry about this Philistine,” David told Saul. “I’ll go fight him!” 33 “Don’t be ridiculous!” Saul replied. “There’s no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You’re only a boy, and he’s been a man of war since his youth.” 34 But David persisted. “I have been taking care of my father’s sheep and goats,” he said. “When a lion or a bear comes to steal a lamb from the flock, 35 I go after it with a club and rescue the lamb from its mouth. If the animal turns on me, I catch it by the jaw and club it to death. 36 I have done this to both lions and bears, and I’ll do it to this pagan Philistine, too, for he has defied the armies of the living God! 37 The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from this Philistine!” Saul finally consented. “All right, go ahead,” he said. “And may the Lord be with you!” 38 Then Saul gave David his own armor—a bronze helmet and a coat of mail. 39 David put it on, strapped the sword over it, and took a step or two to see what it was like, for he had never worn such things before. “I can’t go in these,” he protested to Saul. “I’m not used to them.” So David took them off again. 40 He picked up five smooth stones from a stream and put them into his shepherd’s bag. Then, armed only with his shepherd’s staff and sling, he started across the valley to fight the Philistine. 41 Goliath walked out toward David with his shield bearer ahead of him, 42 sneering in contempt at this ruddy-faced boy. 43 “Am I a dog,” he roared at David, “that you come at me with a stick?” And he cursed David by the names of his gods. 44 “Come over here, and I’ll give your flesh to the birds and wild animals!” Goliath yelled. 45 David replied to the Philistine, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel!

47 And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and he will give you to us!” 48 As Goliath moved closer to attack, David quickly ran out to meet him. 49 Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground. 50 So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. 51 Then David ran over and pulled Goliath’s sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head.

Ons sien in hierdie gedeelte ‘n paar punte wat ons in vandag se lewe kan gebruik en ‘n verskil sien in ons lewe en deur die verandering van perspektief, die oorwinning kan behaal.

Dawid gooi vir Goliat dood. Hy staan oor sy liggaam en neem sy swaard en kap sy kop af. Dawid het nie daar gestaan en sy slingervel gevat en Goliat se kop geslaan tot hy sy kop af gehaal het nie, nee hy het die swaard geneem. Gebruik die wapen wat effektief is vir dit wat voor jou staan.

Go through Goliath to get your sword.

“God brings us to situations where we need to get through so that we can build up our artillery.”

Baie van ons kyk vandag na ons situasies en sien net die probleem raak. Ipv om die deurbraak te sien wat God gee. Elke deurbraak laat jou ontwikkel en jou geloof word gebou deur elke oorwinning. Maar omdat ons vrees toelaat in ons lewe en nie ons wapens wat ons het opneem nie, bly ons op een plek en ervaar ons nie die groei in ons lewe wat ons moet nie en veroorsaak dit dat ons frustreerd raak en as verlorenes optree.

Ons het hierdie week ‘n paar dinge geleer en ‘n paar daarvan verwys na die wapens wat ons het.

  1. Gebed
  2. Vergifnis van Sondes
  3. Wapenrusting
  4. God se Woord
  5. Engele as bystand gestuur deur God
  6. Broers en Susters
  7. Eenheid
  8. Betaal my Tiendes
  9. En die lys gaan aan… dis maar net ‘n paar wat hierdie week vir my uitgestaan het…

“What you have is what you need.”

Soms mis ons die deurbraak omdat ons gefokus is op die probleem en nie op God se voorsiening nie.

Die vermeerdering van die 5 broodjies en 2 vissies. Die dissipels het vas gekyk in wat hulle nie het nie. Maar Jesus het gekyk wat in hulle hande was. Dit wat jy het, kan oorwinnings behaal wanneer ons ons geloof en vertroue in God plaas.

We need to learn to be content.

Phip 4:10-13

10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Go through Goliath to get your sword.

Hierdie swaard wat Dawid gevat het om die finale oorwinning te bring, het later weer ‘n rol gespeel in Dawid se lewe. Toe hy van Saul weggehardloop het, het hy op ‘n plek gekom waar hy gaan rus het en hy kom by die priester en vra vir brood en ‘n spies of ‘n swaard.

1 Sam 21:8-9

8 And David said to Ahimelech, “Is there not here on hand a spear or a sword? For I have brought neither my sword nor my weapons with me, because the king’s business required haste.” 9 So the priest said, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the Valley of Elah, there it is, wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you will take that, take it. For there is no other except that one here.” And David said, “There is none like it; give it to me.”

“Don’t allow your weaknesses to prevent you from using your weapons.”

“Ag Here ek kannie bid nie, ek verstaan nie lekker die bybel nie, ek praat nie goed voor mense nie, ag Here ek is nie mooi genoeg nie…”

Moenie jou swakhede krag gee oor jou lewe nie.

“Do I have what it takes? GOD says … Will you take what you have?” Get your sword.

Acts 3:2-7

2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple; 3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. 4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” 5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” 7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

What can you give? Peter and John gave “Jesus” and brought healing to the man

What did the man give? He gave his attention. Expecting to receive something. Then God exceeded his expectation. He wanted money, but God gave him strong legs.

Some of you need to give Attention with Expectation to what God is telling you. Look at HIM!

Get your sword.

Efs 6:17

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

Heb 4:12

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

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How many times do we say, “I am so tired, I need more sleep…” While writing this I feel a need for more sleep. I keep on thinking of what I can do to get more rest. But before you get to the point of getting rest, something els happens. Somebody or something needs your attention. And all you can do is, take a deep breath and keep on going.

But there is just one problem. Burnout. If you just keep on keeping on, on your own strength, you will eventually run out of mental or fisical energy. Which will lead to burnout. That is exactly where the devil wants you. Burnout will lead to wipeout if you do not run to the only place where you can be restored and refreshed. Jesus Christ.

Destractions can lead to you not thinking straight. As I sit here in the baby room at church, I listen to the worship, but the kids run around shouting and frustration creeps in, and I find myself fighting to focus on the voice of God. I know God is speaking but the sounds on the outside is so loud, I feel lost. I have to fight and stay on course to find that something, that one change that can launch me to a place where I can find myself again in Christ. I know I am in Christ, I know I am more than a conqueror,  I know the scriptures on all the positive uplifting statements, but I feel as if everything is just going out of control. One day it is all good, the next day everything falls apart. This is how we feel when we are close to burnout.

No one likes being in this place. Our minds can play a big role in our outcome. This is a time where we need to rest and know that God is a good God. The band is singing a song: “In the presence of Jehovah God almighty, Prince of peace. Troubles vanish, hearts are mended, in the presence of the King. In your presence in your Holy Presence the weary can find perfect rest the broken hearted restored. In the presence of the the Lord.”

What a beautiful song for those that needs strength to fight burnout.
Everything is easy to say, but to do something about it, is another thing. We need to take courage and stand up and follow Jesus. We need to speak His word into our minds, so that it will stay in our hearts.

Romans 10:17 ESV
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.(Rom 10:17)

This is probably the longest time I’ve taken to write a blog. This is a few weeks later since I’ve sat in the babyroom listening to the worship. As I read this again, today I feel refreshed. Not close to burnout at all. What made the difference in this past few weeks. Well I can say that my faith is stronger and that I started to focus more on the Word of God. Faith can really boost your life when your faith is in God and when you not only have faith but actually believe what you have faith in. Belief is an action that leads to victory. I must be honest,  it is not easy, but when you push through the feelings and stick with your belief in God. He gave us the promise that He will never leave us nor fail us. Just knowing that brings hope.
Heb 11 says that the just shall live by faith and that we can only please God by our faith

So in this journey I have taken, I can tell you one thing…. God is a good God, even if things look gloomy. He is always GOOD. Take His hand and follow Him where ever He may lead you. Wake up and see that God want only what is best for you. He is GOOD.
Take it from me, it is worth it.

Blessings!!!

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