AT #18km Halfway to #36km #4by36kmchallenge #Billyturns36 #sbs day1. #36km to be served. Thanks to @appjustmove #appjustmove for making tgis #virtualmarathon #virtualrace possible #sbs #sbsrunning

AT #18km Halfway to #36km #4by36kmchallenge #Billyturns36 #sbs day1. #36km to be served. Thanks to @appjustmove #appjustmove for making tgis #virtualmarathon #virtualrace possible #sbs #sbsrunning

Cursed So We Could Be Blessed

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God.

John 1:12

God created you. He loves you. But you’re not automatically His child. You become a child of God by putting your faith in Jesus Christ.

The Bible says, “But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12 NLT).

Let’s say that I’m holding a gift in my hands, and I offer it to you. You reach out and say, “Thanks, Greg. I’ll accept that gift from you.”

God is offering you the gift of eternal life, but you have to reach out and accept it. You’re not born with it; you have to accept and receive it. And when you do that, you become a child of God.

Would you like to experience the blessings of God that the Bible talks about? Would you like to know the peace in your heart that the Bible promises? The Lord is very clear: He wants to bless us. But the blessings of the Bible are only for those who have put their faith in Christ. Why? Because Christ took the curse.

Galatians 3:13 tells us, “But Christ has rescued us from the curse pronounced by the law. When he was hung on the cross, he took upon himself the curse for our wrongdoing” (NLT).

Jesus was cursed so we could be blessed. Jesus died so we could live. He was forsaken so we could be forgiven.

So the choice is yours. Do you want to face the curse of your sin, the repercussions of your evil actions? Or, do you want the blessing of God in your life?

God said, “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!” (Deuteronomy 30:19 NLT).

He wants to come into your life. He’s just a prayer away.

Be part of a virtual race community to run 4x36km Challenge A PART OF #Billyturns36 Virtual Race from 16 to 20 April 2021 using App Just Move for your time keeping

Its a virtual racing app,when ever another of people will be racing you will see the people you are racing with at the start of the race.

The app makes it possible for all contenders from anywhere to meet in real time as they take place in the race and the is no registration fee. You run free and receive a virtual badge at the end of every challenge.

Start time for all 4 x 36km challenges is 05:00 and end time 21:00 ,except for last day on the 20 April the race ends at 19:55

The challenge was created by Siphiwe Billy Sigudla who will be running the first leg from Germiston o the 16 since on the 17 when the whole program should he will be traveling to Cape Town.

The purpose of this challenge is to celebrate life of running with all the athletes or social runners or even any person running for different reasons since his birthday was on 17 March 2021 and he had created a live racing event .

This 4×36km Challenge is to incourage all runners from all walks of life to test their endurance capabilities as this wont be an easy task.

Another point is that lot of racing events have been canceled this free event allows everyone to have the experience of competing with others and get the feel of a real event since Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world and learning to do things virtually seemes to be the new normal.

Lets run

Leg1 Of 4-36km Challenge A PART OF #Billyturns36 #VirtualRace On 16 for 17 April 2021 Any one can join as is a 4x36km #Virtualraces #worldmarathon via #appjustmove from 16 April to 20 April any where anyone can join and run any time 
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2 Of 4 x 36km Challenge A PART OF #Billyturns36 #VirtualRace On 16 for 17 April 2021 Any one can join as is a 4x36km #Virtualraces #worldmarathon via #appjustmove from 16 April to 20 April any where anyone can join and run any time 
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3 Of 4 x 36km Challenge A PART OF #Billyturns36 #VirtualRace On anyday for 19 April 2021 Any one can join as is a 4x36km #Virtualraces #worldmarathon via #appjustmove from 16 April to 20 April any where anyone can join and run anytime 
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Any one can join as is a 4x36km #Virtualraces #worldmarathon via #appjustmove @appjustmove from 16 April to 20 April any where anyone can join and run anytime 
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How God Feels about Us

“May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.”
—Numbers 6:24–26
Sometimes we might wonder whether God is really paying attention. Does He know what we’re going through? Has this caught Him by surprise? Absolutely not. He knows all about it.

I wonder if Joseph ever felt as though the Lord had forgotten about him. His brothers sold him into slavery for no good reason. Then he was brought to Egypt, where a man named Potiphar, who was sort of like the head of the Secret Service for the pharaoh, bought him. Potiphar took him into his house, where his crazy wife tried to seduce Joseph.

He resisted her advances, but one day she had everyone leave the house. Then she called Joseph over, pulled him down in her bed, and effectively said, “Have sexual relations with me.”

Joseph ran away, but Potiphar’s wife falsely accused him of rape. So Joseph went to prison. As he sat there, how easily he could have thought that God had surely forgotten about him. The reality was that God was preparing Joseph for a great work that was yet in his future. He would elevate Joseph into a place of great influence.

In Numbers 6 we find a special blessing that God instructed the priests to pronounce over the people: “May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace” (verses 24–26 NLT).

These words show us who God is and how He feels toward us. The Lord is watching us. We have His full attention. He’s attentive to us. He’s aware of what we’re going through.

God knows what you’re experiencing today. He’s in control of your life right now. And even though it may seem as though He isn’t watching, He actually is.

God Works On Your Behalf

Upset that God has not done what you desired, to right evil? You asked in believing prayer and await your answer. God wants everyone to know that he alone will get the credit, in his answer. When the children of Israel were delivered from slavery in Egypt, they had groaned with the hard labor and poor treatment. At the right time, God delivered them. On the surface it did not look promising. They left Egypt and had Pharaoh and his army pursuing them. The Red Sea was in front of them and the army behind them. God performed a miracle and parted the sea, so everyone could walk through the sea on dry ground. When the Egyptians tried to do the same thing, God fought against them. The people were told they would not see the ones who were cruel taskmasters again. Then the Red Sea closed over Pharaoh and his army, where they perished.

God supernaturally provided for the children of Israel, giving water, food, clothing and help. All the nations in the area, heard how God cared for his people, how he fought for them, and the miracles he performed for them. Not only did the Israelites rejoice but fear of God came on the nations. God got all the glory, instead of man. He does the same thing, today. When God delivers us from evil, everyone knows it is God’s wondrous might that delivers us from hopelessness. He gets all the glory not man. Do not get discouraged, God is working on your behalf, in his timing, not yours.

Rahab told the Israelite spies in Jericho:  “I know the Lord has given you this land,” she told them. “We are all afraid of you. Everyone in the land is living in terror. For we have heard how the Lord made a dry path for you through the Red Sea when you left Egypt. And we know what you did to Sihon and Og, the two Amorite kings east of the Jordan River, whose people you completely destroyed.  No wonder our hearts have melted in fear! No one has the courage to fight after hearing such things. For the Lord your God is the supreme God of the heavens above and the earth below. (Joshua 2:9-11 NLT)

God Answers Prayers

Whatever prayer, whatever plea there is from any individual or from all your people Israel, … You alone know the hearts of all the sons of men – 1 Kings 8:38-39

When we pray, we are to pour our hearts out to God and tell Him all of our concerns, with a spirit of thanksgiving and confidence that He hears us and will answer. It says in the Kings verse above that God already knows what is in our hearts, but He still wants to hear us call out to Him in daily prayer. He listens to our pleas and hopes we listen to what He wants us to do. He always answers our prayers, sometimes we may not think so, and then, later on, we look back and realize He answered them in a bigger way than we could’ve imagined. When we see that happen, it makes us feel loved, reassured, and thankful we have such a caring Father. That’s why we should make our prayerful requests, then immediately thank God for answering us, concluding each prayer with a resounding “Amen,” which means so be it.

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Hold on! Don’t stop reading yet. I have not yet completed my words for you. The Bible has the final word on everything, even in this troubling and evil day. But we must look at the total picture, so please continue reading. I have good news. God said in Romans 8:22-23, “For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” Groaning is the condition every where and in every life. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines groan as “To breathe with a deep murmuring sound; to utter a mournful voice, as in pain or sorrow. To sigh; to be oppressed or afflicted, or to complain of oppression. A nation groans under the weight of taxes. A deep, mournful sound, uttered in pain, sorrow or anguish.” Turn on the news, observe society, and you will see groaning everywhere, in all nations and countries.

Try to get a clear look at people and nations today, and honestly see the perfect description of today and what the Lord said was coming to planet earth. A “groaning creation” all groans together, including everything God created in the beginning, including beasts, fish, fowls, and humans. All are united in a condition of sorrow. The expression denotes mutual and universal grief. It is one vast and loud lamentation, in which a dying world unites, and in which it has united “until now,” today. They are united in sorrow and agony. The common groaning means intense agony, misery, and suffering. No wonder creation looks for deliverance and freedom. Who in their right mind, wants to live in a world of increasing sorrow and agony.

God made a way of escape. That way is His Son, Jesus. Read the verses from Romans again. Christ has interceded for us. He made a way for those who would believe and trust Him. The prophesied end of this place of groaning and travail is in 2 Peter 3:10-13, “…the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness…Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.” He will make all things new.

Read and study these verses and see that Paul is saying, it’s terrible, it’s going to get worse, but we are not home yet. Paul gave us these encouraging words, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might” (Ephesians 6:10). Christians, it will be worth all earth’s suffering and agony. This will be our reward and joy, Revelation 22:3-5, “…there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him, And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign forever and ever.” Revelation 22:13, “…I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Finally, from Isaiah 65:17, His promise has been fulfilled “For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.”