For everything there is a season

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1

Sometimes a big storm or great famine in life will arrive. A kind that seems insurmountable and overwhelming which brings us to the point of desperation. Don’t lose heart; know that everything happens for a reason! God is in total control. We may not like the season we’re experiencing right now but learn to adapt. In due time you will grow. It is written that no testing has overtaken us that is not common to everyone. God is faithful and He will not let us be tested beyond our strength. He will provide a way out so that we’re able to endure the test (1 Corinthians 10:13). Trials and temptations we encounter are for our own good, for us to develop endurance, become mature and ultimately, lack in nothing (James 1:3-4).

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, thank You for providing us with life’s seasons. Help us to understand each season and give us the strength not only to survive them but to thrive in them. Amen.

Marks of Scripture Filled Heart

How can young people keep their way pure? By guarding it according to your word.” Psalm 119:9

How can we know that a person’s heart is filled with God’s word? Will that person appear to be more religious than others? Or exhibit great knowledge of the scriptures, memorizing lots of verses or achieving a high level of Biblical studies? Well, the answer is no. Being religious and knowledgeable of the Bible is not a guarantee that a person is indeed filled with God’s word. Remember the Pharisees and the Sadducees during the time of Jesus? They were very religious and had excellent knowledge of the Scriptures. But the life they lived as well as their attitude and character were far from what the Scriptures teach. So the person whose heart is filled with God’s word has a loving personality and attitude like the Lord Jesus. Indeed, if your heart is filled with God’s word, you will display a character that is gracious, meek, patient, kind and loving just like of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Prayer:
Lord, thank you for your word. Indeed it refines my soul and helps me display the qualities of a true Christian. Help me Lord to be obedient at all times and not to be carried away by my own desires, so that I may consistently live my life for your Glory and Honour. Amen.

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God Bless,

Pastor Billy

Spectator or Participant?

Romans 12:9-13

There’s something in human nature that resists having to lean on others for support. In fact, since its very beginnings, our country has been known for an independent spirit and self-sufficiency. But what may be considered beneficial in a national culture is not what Christ advocates for His church. Although we are each saved individually, the Lord doesn’t intend for us to live as if we’re on an island—set apart to ourselves. We are called the body of Christ, and as such, our lives are meant to touch, intersect, and connect with other believers in a local church.

The various ways we support one another are summarized in today’s passage, and they cover a large range of experiences, from rejoicing to suffering. No matter where we find ourselves on this spectrum, God calls us to be devoted to one another through service, prayer, and hospitality. Paul also specifies the attitudes we should have as we care for each other: sincere love, unselfishness, honor, diligence, and eagerness.

As you can see, the church is a place for participants, not spectators. Yet many Christians today think this kind of involvement in others’ lives is too costly. So they come on Sunday, stand to sing, sit to listen, and walk out to get back to their own lives. The term “spectator Christian” doesn’t apply only to those who deliberately avoid going to church. In fact, many churches are filled with observant attendees who sit in the pews each week but never touch a fellow believer’s life. What about you? Are you a spectator seeking what you can get or a participant looking for ways to give to someone else?

1st 2019 road run 10Km gives me memories preparation for @OMTOM2019 raising funds under @RachelSwartFund #RunWithRachel! #OMTOM2019 #TwoOceansMarathon

This time I’m with my brother @musaSasco. In Y2k I got accident in this road in Letlhabile block b dam in Brits. I was my matric year 2000,this day 02 January 2019 is my 1st 2019 road run 10Km gives me memories. Preparing for the Capetown Race Old Mutual Two Oceans,feel free to follow the link below to make donations under my project under given gain :

https://www.givengain.com/activist/236968/projects/18659/

I will be running not just for fitness but I will be raising funds for people with physical disability . Under

Ultra Marathon

2 1/56km

20 April 2019

Cape Town’s most prestigious race, the 56km Old Mutual Two Oceans Ultra Marathon, takes athletes on a spectacular course around the Cape Peninsula. It is often voted the most breathtaking course in the world.

The event is run under the auspices of the IAAF, Athletics South Africa (ASA) and Western Province Athletics (WPA).

The Ultra Marathon celebrates its 50thanniversary in 2019. #Celebrateasone

Season of suffering, can be a ripe ground for planting new seeds

Can a woman forget her nursing child, or show no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Isaiah 49:15

Suffering can be a very lonely and isolating experience. Sometimes we don’t get answers to why we are suffering in this lifetime. Sometimes things don’t change. You don’t get your family member back. You don’t get remission. But that doesn’t mean that the Lord doesn’t see that, understand it, and want to help you through it. The next time you are going through a season of suffering, stop and ask the Lord to show you what lesson he wants you to learn. The Bible tells us God is sovereign and always in control (Psalm 11:4).

God can use anything in your life for good, including suffering and hardship (Romans 8:28).

God promises that he will never leave you alone in your season of suffering (Psalm 118:6).

And when you don’t get the answer you want, or an answer at all, God is still on his throne and has a perfect plan for you (Isaiah 55:8).

Seasons of suffering can be ripe ground for planting new seeds of faith that will grow into deep-rooted trees of faith that will stand firm in the next storm of life that comes your way.

Prayer
Lord, I need you to sustain me today. I trust in your perfect timing, your never-failing love, and your eternal goodness. I need you to carry me with your strength through this season of suffering. Show me what lesson I am supposed to learn and help me to grow closer to you as a result.

Amen.

Happy Second day of January 2019

Ps: Billy Sigudla