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Fireworks in the desert

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I know people speak about "a dessert season" in their spiritual life, I did not think I would ever experience it and now that I am in that season I even thought it would be different, bad in a way.
Let me put it like this.
In a dessert everything looks the same. Every sand hill looks like the one you just passed. The sun and heat is so unbearing that you don't feel anything after a while. After a few hours you just stumble around and fall short not knowing what you are doing.
With me I have a few stars to guide the way. And it feels like I am even appropriately dressed for this. You know real dessert cloths, truth, righteousness,love,
Fear has no hold on me because I know I was called to this dessert and that he who has called me will never take a step backwards when I am moving in His direction.
My dessert has an oasis. The key to the door is red, shaped in the form of prayer. The best way to the door is a 100 steps up and then to your left. It's not like the living water kind of vibes though. More just like drops of heaven falling on you to keep you going.
It's not a bad season its just like I misplaced my overflowing cup and lost my song. I am learning here guys! I will appreciate his tangible present more. I am learning how to run with perseverance even though my lips are dried out and I  have blisters on my feet after the last thousand kilometers I just roamed.
I get to meet people along the way some of them have their overflowing cups with them and others don't  even have a cup yet. I love both types of fellow dessert dwellers. 
I sometimes get these thoughts on "where is He? Where is my living water and my daily bread? Why can I not find Him" Just to find my helmet of righteousness, protecting my thoughts, is falling off because of the sweat rolling down my brow. It's like a sickness I am sweating out. Getting rid of all baggage and extra weight .
But through all of this I get to witness fireworks in people who recieve cups for the first time. In a dessert. Far from what I know.
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Sometimes the birds need to leave the nest, well not just sometimes. It is a given. Birds are bound to fly, soar and poop on people to make their day interesting. Jeffrey's is like a nest for me, not in a passive "safe" way, it was just the place where I could grow and now it's time for them to kick me out of the nest.
 
Flying, doing what I was called for and learning how to use what is given to me, like my wings. Leaving a birth place, the place where missions was born in me, is difficult sometimes but I know staying will turn into a comfort zone. Ain't nobody got time for that. Experts say that birds have excellent memory. I will never forget you guys. I was challenged and molded in this time. But I was not only surrounded with the arms of my Father but also with great amazing birds... eagles, that have flown all over the world and around my heart.
 
You can take the bird out of the nest but you can never take the nest out of the bird. I do not think that I could ever make such a big impact on them like they did on me. Jeffreys Bay's Nest - topia was a journey that I am so thankful for. Was it hard? Yes. Did I want to go home? More then once. Did I make friends? No I made family.
 
Abba really romanced me, and whispered His truth and love into my heart. He told me who I am, what I was made for and that I am adopted into His care. The ransom was paid for me. He equipped me and once again took me to a place where I needed to die to self, again and again and then serve.
 
Sometimes it felt like a cutting of the wings when it was more like a grooming, exercising and growing process. I am thankful for this nest this journey and that I felt like I belonged.
 
A bird always returns to its nest. See you soon  Jbay.
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My worth?

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As I stood knee deep in the Picific Ocean of Thailand I asked the Father for a new revelation of the cross. God answered in an unexpected way by speaking words of identity and encouragement over me, leading me to write the following:

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Daily Dependence

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Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done. 

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The Mystery

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Jesus is the mystery.

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UNITED IN CHRIST

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So yeah, I’m back with yet another blog and I’m personally very excited for this blog. It was something I never really thought of and when I really sat down and talked to God about this, it was like a HUGE revelation (I know there is a lot of them). I pray that Jesus will once again talk to you more and more throughout this blog and that this will also be a revelation to all of you reading this blog.So the topic for this blog is UNITED IN CHRIST and I know, we all heard that term a lot, but let us look past the overused term and let us go deeper into what that term really means.

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Beautiful Israel

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First, we went to Bethlehem.

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Sounds the call to come together...

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Thought on fasting

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I can't believe it went by so fast. Last weekend we were at the Bloemfontein prayer meeting where over one MILLION people came together to pray for South Africa. What a amazing experience. You could feel the unity! But it doesn't stop there. We need to become a praying nation. We need to keep praying for our country. Fighting the battle on our knees.

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In awe of Him

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Angus heard God's heart and acted apon it, calling a nation to stand together. The 22nd of April was the prayer meeting in bloemfontein where 1.7 million people attended and I had the immense privilege to be one of them.

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Waiting on Him

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Nadine bloemWhen I look around me I see a crowd of people. A rainbow nation from everywhere seeking one perpose. To pray to God to save our nation.

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Meeting Daniel before a road trip

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For the Sake of Family

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Daily family life is always crazy and a little chaotic. A Global family life is not that different.

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Dancing In The Dark

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From the streets of China to the mountains of Nepal. This was where I was taught that 'different' and 'dark' may have been studied from the wrong angle.

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MUSICALITY

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Hello everyone. So here we go again, but this time I want to tell all of you something that touched my heart ( yeah yeah I know, I always say that!!). In this eighth blog of mine you are most likely going to learn things about me that you didn’t know ( it is not serious deep stuff don’t worry that's for a later blog. ) and there will be things you do know about me. Okay so here we go.

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One body, many parts

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"For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.”

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Sharing Jesus without saying Jesus

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My biggest challange this year but alo my biggest revelation was how to share Jesus when I am not allowed to say His name.

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Seeing the beauty in the brokenness

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Nepal a country that will see me again. As I walked out of the airport to the mini bus that is taking us to the church where we stayed, I had peace in my heart and knew it is a place that I would love to come back to one day.

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Shepherd of my soul

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My foundation was shaken. It already started in China and carried on in Nepal. How we live and react to things that happen to us depends on what we believe about Jesus (i.e. The foundation that was built). Once you allow Jesus to come in to your house and some belief that you have that is not of Him...that belief starts to waver. Do you allow Him to set the truth as the foundation (a truth that is more solid and constant) or do you carry on building on something that is ignorant of Who Jesus is and what He did on the cross for you (that is wavering and unstable)?

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Going back in time

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Going to Nepal I felt like I was taken back to the Bible time. When you read about golden idols that people made and worshipped you don't really comprehend the intensity of it untill you see it for youself.

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Chaotically crazy and colourful

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They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
(Acts 2:42-47)

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Training goes on...

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Newsletter February 2017

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In the beginning...

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Newsletter January 2017

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The clouds of identity

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God will always meet you at that crossroad... where you are, breaking down feeling unworthy or maybe not, maybe you are even standing there in awe. In wonder of who He is, what you have done and His grace that is just sweeping over in. It does not even matter where you are at, He will meet you there.

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A vessel of power

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We spent the past two weeks in Kathmandu, Nepal, mostly serving and encouraging our fellow believers.Tomorrow we are off to New Delhi, India.

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God of the unfit and ordinary

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The empty streets of Bethlehem were filled with a quiet novelty that danced in the gentle orange splashes as the sun rose over the birth town of my Saviour.

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THROUGH AND THROUGH

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Ladies and Gents, welcome to blog number 7. Today I felt it heavy on my heart to talk about something that, I think, people are unsure off. I also think that there are some people who are struggling in life because of it, but in any case that is what I think. I want you to open your hearts and let Jesus talk to you today.

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Being open

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She sinned much therefore she loved much.
How do you wrap your mind around this?

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I belong.

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The past few weeks have been crazy busy, but at the same time a great period of growth and being stretched. I learnt so much and God was just so present, showing me that He is with me no matter what, but it was tough. Here is a little something that sums up what was happening inside.

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Stay in Him

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My first post and we've been on this journey for over 3 weeks. We've been super busy with #imagine and the opening of the Jeffreys Bay high school Global Leadership Academy. We've been learning a lot about serving and with what heart you are serving.
Our vision is Live, Serve & Grow. We have been challenged to live together as a team doing everything together. You can imagine that with 6 girls living in a small space. I can't lie. It's been great. We have a lot of fun but it has it's challenges.
I feel like this is a great time of being shaped and equipped for community living and what it looks like. A struggle for me is that I become dependent on the people around me to bring me closer to God. Feed of their journey and experiences. This is obviously a problem...
We had a long term missionary come talk to us about what she is doing in Jordan and it was very inspiring to hear how she was called to go there and she made me ask a question to myself, if the Lord calls me to go somewhere will I be willing to listen and let go of the people and do what He wants me to do? To be honest I would hate to leave the people behind I've been walking a journey with but then I have to ask the question whether I don't want to leave them behind because I am depending on them to keep my relationship going with Jesus.
Something in my heart needs to change and I should just take the time to sit down and spend time with Him to build a real relationship so that when He does call me to go somewhere that I will be dependent on Him for everything. My focus should be on Him and no one else should influence my decisions when He calls me to do something.
Community is important but it can become dangerous when you have the wrong heart about it.
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