28 June 2022
Today I believe G_d was telling me a little about what He wanted me to do here in this new land. I was reminded of the words:
13 February 2019
I am calling home the sons and daughters who have forgotten me. Many will be awakened by my mercy kiss before this year is over. You will see a waterfall of love bring my sons and daughters from afar. They will be restored with fresh passion to seek me and to know me. Your delight must be in finding them and loving them back into wholeness and dignity. You will remove loneliness from their hearts and see them restored. Even within your family, there will be healing and grace as I recapture hearts and ignite their longings toward me. You will be the healer of hearts and a restorer of families as I bring you higher in my ways. Give yourself to me, forgive all who wound you, and I will work on your behalf. You will witness my victory before your eyes.
When I stumbled upon the above words (that formed part of a full piece of writing) I felt in my heart that this particular bit was still prophetic writing for me - it was still for a time to come. I truly believe G_d was telling me that I will find those who came over from South Africa and who have forgotten about him.
This morning I opened my TPT Bible and wanted to read again about the name 'Khayil' as I am working on my products and wanted to tell my friend Des more about it and why I chose the name. Reading the scripture and writeup with it I felt G_d was telling me that this is what I needed to aspire to, prepare for, and will be doing for Him - Proverbs 31.
For so long I've felt the need and passion to teach others about scripture and faith. Not that I know more than others but it is a passion inside to do so.
In our second year in New Zealand, I was asking G_d what I was supposed to do and in my heart, I knew He said, 'for now I only need you to shine my light wherever I go - be a Lighthouse!'
Last week I watched a vlog of a woman who only uses linen for her bedding and clothing and I did not know why I was so interested in it but fell in love with the idea of wearing linen clothing and also having linen sheets etc. I Googled for shops nearby where I could find these.
About a year and a half ago, my daughter had a dream about me - she saw me in a beautiful purple dress and I was wearing purple eye shadow and in the dream, she said I looked absolutely beautiful in the purple colours.
When I go to work I view the office as my field - the field mentioned in Song of Songs - and I see it as me going there to sow seeds of light:
Song of Songs 6:11 - TPT
"I decided to go down to the valley streams
where the orchards of the king grow and mature.
I longed to know if hearts were [awakening]."
In Song of Songs, it becomes clear that the Shulamite works in the fields and orchids with her Beloved, where she is sowing seeds, and she goes there from time to time to see if what was sown is growing.
I am still waiting to work with my hands - to have my own business making arts and crafts to sell for profit. I do believe it will come and that is the work I will be doing for income. Many years ago when I prayed and asked G_d what work I should be doing, I got this scripture:
1 Thess 4:11-12 - NKJV
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life,
to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands..
so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders
and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."
I know this could mean any kind of work, and it means to work and not be lazy, but I specifically asked G_d about working doing arts and crafts and I know He blessed me with much creativity.
Lately, I have been telling myself to be strong. Not to be weak in my suffering and waiting. I will be of no use to anyone if I am weak! One of my 'famous' scriptures that G_d gave me for my journey is Joshua 1:9:-
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, not be dismayed, for the Lord your G_d is with you wherever you go."
For so long G_d had been speaking to me and teaching me about righteousness! To be upright - like a palm tree. Do not branch off to the right or left but grow up toward G_d.
Proverbs 31 - TPT
The Radiant Bride
Who could ever find a wife like this one -
She is a woman of strength and mighty valor!
She's full of wealth and wisdom.
The price paid for her was greater than many jewels.
Her husband has entrusted his heart to her,
for she brings him the rich spoils of victory.
All throughout her life, she brings him what is good and not evil.
She searches out continually to possess
that which is pure and righteous.
She delights in the work of her hands.
She gives out revelation-truth to feed others.
She is like a trading ship bringing divine supplies
from the merchant.
Even in the night season she arises and sets food on the table
for hungry ones in her house and for others.
She sets her heart upon a nation and takes it as her own, carrying it within her.
She labours there to plant the living vines.
She wraps herself in strength, might and power in all her works.
She tastes and experiences a better substance,
and her shining light will not be extinguished,
no matter how dark the night.
She stretches out to help the needy
and she lays hold of the wheels of government.
She is known by her extravagant generosity to the poor,
for she always reaches out her hands to those in need.
She is not afraid of tribulation,
for all her household is covered in the dual garments
of righteousness and grace.
Her clothing is beautifully knit together -
a purple gown of exquisite linen.
Her husband is famous and admired by all,
sitting as the venerable judge of his people.
Even her works of righteousness
she does for the benefit of her enemies.
Bold power and glorious majesty are wrapped around her
as she laughs with joy over the latter days.
Her teachings are filled with wisdom and kindness
as loving instruction pours from her lips.
She watches over the way of her household
and meets every need they have.
Her sons and daughters arise in one accord to extol her virtues,
and her husband arises to speak of her in glowing terms.
There are many valiant and noble ones,
but you have ascended above them all!
Charm can be misleading,
and beauty is vain and so quickly fades,
but this virtuous woman lives in the wonder, awe,
and fear of the Lord.
She will be praised throughout eternity.
So go ahead and give her the credit that is due,
for she has become a radiant woman,
and all her loving works of righteousness deserve to be admired
at the gateway of every city!
5 July 2022
Checklist for Encouragers
1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 NKJV
Recognise those who labour among you and who are over you in the Lord - respect them
Be at peace among yourselves
Warn those who are unruly
Comfort the faint-hearted
Uphold the weak
Be patient with all
See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone
Always pursue what is good - for yourselves and others
Pray without ceasing
In everything give thanks
Do not quench the Spirit
Do not despise prophecies
Test all things
Hold fast to what is good
Abstain from every form of evil
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up. ~ 1 Thess 5:11
May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had. ~ Romans 15:5
As you near the end of a long race, your legs ache, your throat burns, and your whole body cries out for you to stop. This is when friends and family are most valuable. Their encouragement helps you push through the pain to the finish line. In the same way Christians are to encourage one another. A word of encouragement offered at the right moment can be the difference between finishing well and collapsing along the way. Look around you. Be sensitive to others' need for encouragement, and offer supportive words or actions.
Our joy, prayers and thankfulness should not fluctuate with our circumstances or feelings. ~ NKJV footnotes, 1 Thess 5