Tuesday, November 24, 2015

England part 4

It's Monday morning in London. My last day in the UK. While little Essi has a sleep I'm remembering and reminding myself of what happened over the last few days. This is what Holy Spirt has shown me in regards to one specific thing... 

God does BIG things. He never does anything half baked. It's just that sometimes we cannot see the BIG things straight away. 

On Friday I prayed and laid hands on my step mother Jean. It was a unique, special moment. I prayed for healing and protection and I prayed God would bless her and so on... 

For me it wasn't a guns blazing, let rip kind of prayer - well not by words and tone but of heart - definitely! 

I was lead by the Spirit of Jesus Christ and when I was finished Jean was physically and emotionally moved. I was shaking. The anointing was there. It was so... Amazing! 

But afterwards I got to thinking by my flesh that nothing happened. So this is what God reminded me. Healing a broken heart although it cannot be seen straight away is a BIG deal. Not to mention valuable seeds were planted. 

So I am thankful and I trust God will continue to do the good work he started. 


Friday, November 20, 2015

The Word!

Straight to the point... 

It is very sad and extremely disappointing to see the word of God not followed, taken out of context and disrespected. 

These are just some of the arguments that are used to substantiate a view that Gods word is not important: 

1. I don't understand everything it says 
2. Science is more substantial 
3. There is strange stuff in it 
4. It's old 
5. It is just stories 
6. It's not relevant 
7. We have the Holy Spirit now so it's not as important. 
8. I don't like what it says

WRONG! WRONG!! WRONG!!! Be careful brothers and sisters not to be led astray. 
Gods word is very clear... 

John 1:1 In the beginning the Word already existed.The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 

Romans 16:17-18 And now I make one more appeal, my dear brothers and sisters. Watch out for people who cause divisions and upset people’s faith by teaching things contrary to what you have been taught. Stay away from them. Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people. 

Joshua 1:7-8 Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. 

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. 

Jeremiah 16:11-12 “Then you will give them the Lord’s reply: ‘It is because your ancestors were unfaithful to me. They worshiped other gods and served them. They abandoned me and did not obey my word. And you are even worse than your ancestors! You stubbornly follow your own evil desires and refuse to listen to me. 

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. 

There are so many scriptures which tell us to be careful, that remind us of the danger of straying from the Word of God. It encourages us to read and follow the Word. These ones above are just the first which came to my mind. 

And specifically about number 7. We have the Holy Spirit now so it's not as important. -- God gave us Jesus Christ (the Word) and then sent His Holy Spirt. God is a trinity. They are meant to and do work together! They are not separate. 

Yes we have the Holy Spirit and we are living free from the old covenant the law. But everything we feel, hear or think we hear from the Holy Spirt must, absolutely must line up with Gods Word. You cannot have one without the other. 

The problem is so many people twist scripture ever so slightly... just like satan did in the garden. 

If you are meant to be headed due north and when walking stray ever so slightly, even if by mistake, you end up at a different location. You will actually be headed instead to north west. 

That's why Gods word warns us "do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left". 

Satan and his evil ones know the word of God also. Satan used the word of God (out of context) when tempting Jesus in the desert. We must be careful. 

If you are unsure what is being taught get your bible out and check. Don't listen to everything you hear and simply accept it. Measure it against the Word of God. If it doesn't line up toss it away. 

In times such as these: the end times; we need to be extra careful. Many more false teachers and prophets will arise. 

Stick to the truth no matter what! If you stray (I know we all make mistakes), ask God for forgiveness and ask Him to lead you back to what is completely His truth. 


England part 3

It's the last full day I have with my dad and his wife. 

I have enjoyed getting to know them, loving them and being loved by them. 

We have enjoyed conversation, laughs, food and the sharing of history and memories. 

I have prayed for them privately in my own time. I have interceded and prayer marched in their home. I have shared parts of my testimony. I have listened, heard and seen their needs. 

But I know that God wants to do something more! I know I need to step out of the boat so to speak. I need to have courage and speak. I believe I need to lay my hands on them for healing. I feel a stirring in my spirit. It's tugging too. 

It's only 3.19am now but right now I pray (and ask you to as well) that I will be bold as I pray for them and share at least once more. 

Holy Spirit keeps reminding me of the Bible story (and children's song), silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee. In the name of Jesus Christ, Lazarus rise up and walk! 

God is just getting started here. 

Please join me in praying for the breaking of strongholds, salvation, healing, and the renewing of minds. 


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

England part 2

I made it to Witham, Essex in England where my dad lives. It was a journey but the whole way here God directed my path. It's amazing how God even cares about small details like how I would possibly need help with all my baggage and a baby, waiting in long border security lines at airports and providing Esther and I each with beautiful new friends. 

I was nervous the closer I got to actually seeing my Dad. But when he hugged me I knew it was all going to be ok, even good! 😊 😅 

Actually my words and and emotions even now writing this 26 hours after that initial reunited hug are overwhelmed with joy, peace and a gratitude for God's goodness. I can sum it up... I really like having a Dad. 

So with blurry, teary eyes I want to say thank you to God and thank you to everyone who has and is praying for me and this trip. I cannot express it better. Thank you. I feel blessed, humbled, special and very grateful. 

Nat xx


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

England part 1

So it must have been almost 5 weeks ago now... 

I was lying in bed should have been nodding of to sleep and I felt Holy Spirit tell me to write to my Dad. For those who don't know he lives in England. So I start writing: thumbs to smart phone. 

I try to email often; usually of how we are all going and a couple of pictures. But this time I felt led to really share my faith, tiny bits of my testimony and scripture. I wanted to encourage him to trust The Lord and give his life to Him. 

So it was all written. I liked it. It was very much from the heart and led by the Spirit. But I never pressed send. It sat there as a draft. Till one week later. 

Exactly one week later I got a call from my younger sister. She'd got a call from Dad - I had missed 3! He'd had a stroke (his third one). Immediately I wished I had followed through with sending the email. Needless to say I then found and sent the email. 

Anyway I spoke to Jean my step mum and Dad the next morning. He didn't sound to well and he's categorised as high risk and can't take any more medication so it got me thinking did I want the first time I ever saw my father to also be my last? No! And I really want to share my heart and my faith in The Lord Jesus with him in person. 

Robbie and I discussed it and prayed about it. We both wanted me to go. But our financial position was lacking. We didn't have the means. So I started praying and believing for the money. God came through. He is so good! 

And now 4 whirlwind weeks later I'm sitting on a B787 aeroplane, with 8 month old baby Esther, flying the final leg of the trip Dubai to London. 

I'm not privy to everything God has planned and prepared for me 😉😂 but I do know this trip was meant to be and God has sent me with a purpose. 

Just days after I sent the email to Dad I got a beautiful surprise reply. It had a portion that went something like this... 
I read and re read your email with tears. It caused me to find my bible and reconcile with God. 

Thank you Lord! Hallelujah!!! 

I'll post this when I disembark in London. Stay tuned to get more updates of what God is doing. 

Love you! 
Nat x



Sunday, October 11, 2015

A hungry thirsty struggle

O Lord God Almighty is good. And His love endures forever. Indeed he has saved us and called us and equipped us with all that we need. Amen! 

How I long and thirst for more of Him. I hear Him calling me deeper. In my mind I look for more time so that my business is all about Yeshua and in His presence. For all these things (of the world) shall pass away. I want to worship (prostrate/lay face down) on the floor. I want to be witnessing to all I see. 

My heart is filled with joy and mission! 

But sadly I can't find the all the time I want. I know I need to be (well I want to be) up more over night praying. I struggle in reality. Pray that God would give me strength and opportunity. Such a task. I am called to be a mother and a wife. Does anyone else struggle like this? Juggling time in His presence and being wife and mum. 

1. Do not feel condemned. There are seasons. Time will change. 

2. I encourage you to persevere. Make time no matter how little. An extra 5 mins to us means something else to God. He see's our heart and our perseverance. 

3. Ask Holy Spirit for strategies on how to make it work for you. 

4. Just talk to Him (and listen) all day long - it doesn't matter what you're doing. 

We can get through these tricky seasons with little ones. God is ok with dirty faces, washing needing to be folded and dinner half cooked. He wants time with us! 

Monday, September 28, 2015

Putting God before money

In Dueteronomy chapter 5 we are told how the Israelites received the 10 commandments, what the 10 commandments are and what will happen if they are obeyed. 

Deuteronomy 5:1 Moses called all the people of Israel together and said, “Listen carefully, Israel. Hear the decrees and regulations I am giving you today, so you may learn them and obey them! 

Deuteronomy 5:7-9a “You must not have any other god but me. “You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind, or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea. You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. 

----
Because of the time we live in and precedence set for generations before us I'm going to boldly suggest that money has become like a false god or an idol to some of us. And it has happened without us even realising it! 

What is an idol? Google says... 
an image or representation of a god used as an object of worship. 

What am I getting at? 

My point is that we can use our money/finance and the source of our finance in place of God. We give it a place of high importance. By doing that, it can become a false god or an idol in our lives or in a situation that we are facing. We automatically go to our finances or trust our finances or the source of our finance to make it through. 

Even if we don't have a lot of money or any at all it can still become a false god or an idol. How? We look for it. When you were a kid did you ever look for misplaced coins on the supermarket floor? By searching for it. By thinking it has great value. Is God not more valuable than money? 

We also work harder to get more money. From a young age while in school we are taught to work harder so we get better grades, to get a better platform for further education, so we can get a better job, so that we can have more money and a stable financial situation. Then we work hard in our job so that we can get a raise or a promotion. Now don't get me wrong. We do need to work hard at things. And we do need a vision. But is all that work for the right reasons? Is it completely money focused or is there a God purpose there too? Do we really trust Him to guide us? Do we trust God to provide? 

We think things like if I had more money. Have you ever played the game if had a $10 million I would? And then you mentally spend all those 10 million dollars. What about being faithful with the little? 

Luke 16:10-13 “If you are faithful in little things, you will be faithful in large ones. But if you are dishonest in little things, you won’t be honest with greater responsibilities. And if you are untrustworthy about worldly wealth, who will trust you with the true riches of heaven? And if you are not faithful with other people’s things, why should you be trusted with things of your own? “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” 

We go over our budgets trying to figure out where our income will be spent. And how to stretch every last dollar. Have you ever laid hands on your budget and prayed? Do you thank God for being your provider? 

Slowly the enemy plants seeds of doubt and worldly desire in our minds and hearts so that we can forgot who our real God is. When we forget who our first love is - something else is taking the place of god in our life. God Almightly. He should be our only focus. Our first love. The only God in our life. 

This is so important that it one of the 10 commandments. It is foundational. 
So now thinking specifically about our tithes and offerings. Our giving to God. Do you hold back? Be honest with yourself. 

Through the seasons money can seem more important or less important. Depending on where you're at. I believe it's in those seasons that you can prove to God what he means to you. 

Do not feel bad or judged in what you give. It is not the amount that is important. It's about the heart. God looks at the heart. 

Rejoice in the knowledge that you are choosing to worship the Lord God Almighty by not allowing money to be an idol in your life. By not allowing money to rule your thinking. 

Give to God out of worship for Him. Not from a place of what finance do I have. Or what can I spare. 



Thursday, September 24, 2015

Menu planing

I love food so making a menu plan is fun because I get to think up yummy meals for at least a whole week. 

Other reasons for choosing to menu plan are: 

1. It's cheaper for us to know in advance what we are eating (so I'm not tempted to get takeaway) and so I know what I need to buy at the supermarket 

2. When the kids ask me what's for dinner I actually know 

3. My days run smoother and are less hassle with a plan. I'm not running around looking for some recipe or ingredient at the end of the day 

4. We eat lots more healthy and nutritious food with a plan

5. I had another point. Darn baby brain! 

I have some constraints to work around: 
All meals must be dairy and soy free!
I don't have a stove top at the moment and I only have a small benchtop electric oven. The joy of renovating. Even with those things taken into account I can usually make the weeks meals work and taste yummy! 

This is what I've come up with for this week: 

Monday 
Schnitzel and roast veg 

Tuesday 
Gnocchi bolognaise 

Wednesday: Yom Kippur 
Roast turkey and veg, gravy, homemade dinner rolls and lemonade 

Thursday 
Sweet potato lasagne 

Friday 
Homemade pizzas 

Saturday 
Creamy chicken & corn pasta 

Sunday 
Chilli con carne on jacket potatoes 

Monday
Lemon chicken and rice 

Tuesday 
Cottage pie 

Wednesday 
Thousand island chicken and asparagus pie (homemade pastry) with steam veg

Thursday 
Tuna mornay 

I usually just jot down the meals I want to make next to a day of the week. If it's school holidays (like now) then I don't have to worry about the time it takes to cook but in school terms I schedule really easy meals on days that we have extra activities. And I try to use my slow cooker!! 

Have you got any other tips? Share with me please. 


Sunday, September 13, 2015

Like a thief in the night...

I think most people would agree that life has moments that we don't expect. Things that we just don't see coming. They can be good or not so good. 

I pray that all would not be surprised or caught off guard when the Son of God, Jesus Christ returns "unexpectedly" although it's been prophesied and written in Gods Word for many years. Get right with God now before it's too late. When you see Him (Jesus) coming in the clouds it will be too late! Besides life with Christ and living in the Spirit is like no other. Don't be kicking yourself later. Consider the consequences. 

1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 For you know quite well that the day of the Lord’s return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night. When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman’s labor pains begin. And there will be no escape. 

John 3:16-19 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son. And the judgment is based on this fact: God’s light came into the world, but people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

End Times.

I've never thought before about writing a post like this. By this I mean 'end times'. I am not usually the type to worry or get easily sucked into any theories or a conspiracy of any kind. I think that as soon as people (especially Australian's) hear that two word phrase 'end times' they tend to tune out or immediately put you into a weirdo category. 

So why have I chosen to publicly open myself up to being placed in that weirdo category? Because of this verse right here... 

Matthew 25:23 “The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’ 

When Jesus (the master) comes again and asks me what I have done with what He entrusted to me, I want it to be more than I was given (eg; I don't want to keep the gospel to myself) and I want to hear 'Well done, my good and faithful servant.' 

So I'm writing this blog post to my brothers and sisters in Christ. 

Yes I personally believe that we are in the end times. Call me weird. I'm ok with that. I don't know if all of the people who follow my blog and my Christian Mummy Facebook page are being taught about the end times. So I feel entrusted with the gospel to responsibly share with you. Jesus shared with his followers so I will follow his example. 

What does the phrase the 'end times' actually refer to? It refers to the immediate or very last period of time leading up to the return of Jesus Christ. This includes the many signs and trials discussed in the scriptures. 

Straight up I'm going to address that the end times and the rapture is not a theory or a conspiracy. Let's look at Gods word which we know is infallible, has stood the test of time and is all truth. 

Daniel 12:1-3 “At that time Michael, the archangel who stands guard over your nation, will arise. Then there will be a time of anguish greater than any since nations first came into existence. But at that time every one of your people whose name is written in the book will be rescued. Many of those whose bodies lie dead and buried will rise up, some to everlasting life and some to shame and everlasting disgrace. Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever. 

And 

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment. 

And 

Read all of Matthew chapter 24 and 25. In these chapters Jesus speaks to His disciples about the end times, the rapture and His final judgement. 

We can be sure that Jesus Christ will return to earth. 

I will not speculate, suggest or recommend any dates or hours. The Bible says in Matthew 24:36 “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. 

Though the Bible does tell us that we can know the season. 

I don't want to discuss the signs and warnings. For more information about the end times and the signs of the end times see this page: 
http://areyouready.co.za/End-Times 

What I want to discuss is what should Christians do in the end times? 

1. Know what the end times and trials are and what they mean. 

Daniel 12:10 Many will be purified, cleansed, and refined by these trials. But the wicked will continue in their wickedness, and none of them will understand. Only those who are wise will know what it means. 

We can only know these things by God because God is wisdom and He reveals it to us. 

2. Be prepared and ready at all times. 

Matthew 24:44 You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected. 

This means make sure you are right with God. I would suggest that if you don't know or have any doubt about where you stand with God, do it know! 

The Bible says: 

Romans 3:23-25 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God freely and graciously declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. 

And 

Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 

So believe, repent and turn to God! 

3. Live holy, peaceful, pure, blameless (in His sight) and godly lives. 

2 Peter 3:11 Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live, 

And 

2 Peter 3:14 And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in his sight. 

Christian means Christ follower. And this is what we are meant to be. So follow His ways. Choose to live a holy, peaceful, pure, blameless (in His sight) and godly life. 

4. Look forward to the day. 

2 Peter 3:12 looking forward to the day of God and hurrying it along. On that day, he will set the heavens on fire, and the elements will melt away in the flames. 

The fact that we are to look forward to it is proof that we should talk and think about it. Don't be afraid. If you have your life right with God it is exciting. We will get to be with Him!! :)

5. Be faithful in handling what He has given you. (I mentioned this above). 

Matthew 25:23 “The master said, ‘Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful in handling this small amount, so now I will give you many more responsibilities. Let’s celebrate together!’ 

And 

Matthew 28:18-20 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” 

Those two portions of scripture combined tell me what I have been entrusted with. Spreading the gospel, making new disciples, then baptising and teaching them. 

6. Grow! 

2 Peter 3:18 Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.All glory to him, both now and forever! Amen. 

Do not become stagnate. Don't stop growing. Continue to bloom and grow. (Ooh that reminded me of a Sound of Music song, lol!) 

7. Pray! 

There are many scripture references for prayer and praying. But I've chosen this one which is playing over and over in my head... 

1 Thessalonians 5:17 Never stop praying. 

Now I was going to pop down a specific point about priorities... I believe all the above are important and should all be our priority during the end times. I understand especially as a wife and mother that there is work to do and life to live. But when Christ returns he is not going to care about the cleanliness of your house, how much money you've made, a party you went to, the latest tv show, or what you read online. I'm not saying don't do these things. I'm just saying make sure you have time for what is really, eternally important. 

For those who don't know Christ as their Lord and Saviour here's something more to consider: 

John 3:16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 

1 Timothy 2:3-4 This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. 



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A miracle!

Today I am so excited (crazy happy!) to share with you a very recent and real testimony of God's goodness. Here's what happened... 

Two weeks ago to the day I had a car accident with my three little girls in the back seat. We were on our way to a mums bible study group at our church but we left well early because I had it on my heart to cook up a batch of meals for our church freezer. So I also had a boot full of groceries. 

Thankfully I praise God for keeping us safe. My youngest princess didn't notice, cry or stop playing. No peep from her at all. My middle princess got a fright and had a cry but I believe that's because her big sister was crying. My big girl (who was the only one of the three who actually saw the accident) got a fright and was laughing in shock and then cried had a small amount of whiplash. But by the end of the day had no pain at all. Praise The Lord!! 

The accident happened as a result of a car; two cars ahead of me, stopping for a duck to cross the road. Fortunately for them 
that car saw no damage at all and drove off unscathed. 

However due to the speed limit and lack of notice to stop being that we were on a curvy one lane road we hit the middle car; the car in front of us. We slowed down down but still hit the back of the other vehicle. 

We exchanged details and made sure everyone was ok. I must say the driver of the car I hit was very kind and considerate especially considering he had a nice American car. 

One of the first things the gentleman asked me was "do you have insurance?" I immediately and without any hesitation answered "Yes. You'd be silly not to these days!" 

Well little did I know... We actually did not have any car insurance as both my husband and I thought. None. 

No car insurance. A big difference to what I thought. I really believed we had full comprehensive car insurance. I always have car insurance. I have insurance for everything!! 

But we confirmed twice that we did not in fact have any car insurance on that car. The car policy had lapsed by over 14 months! It was due to be renewed last year - 2014 - and for a number of reasons it got completely forgotten. 

I couldn't believe I had been driving around (lots of driving!) for over a year with no cover. Ridiculous. And completely my fault. I take full responsibility. It was my job to pay it and I didn't. 

My dear husband was very good and calm considering the whole situation. I love you Robbie! Xx 

We didn't know what we were going to do. Based on my limited knowledge of cars and my we estimated about $10,000 damage to just the other mans car. Ours... Who knew?! Not money we had. 

Robbie and I talked and decided that this wasn't fair. We are children of God! We believed it was an attack from the enemy against our family and our finances. We had recently talked about increasing our tithe and funding a God inspired project. How could we cover all that? Only by Gods provision. We needed His help. So we determined to pray and believe expectantly for good things. Why? Because God loves us. 

One of my sisters called later that day to see how we all were. I told her what happened and she suggested that we try to make a claim anyway. She'd heard it can be done. I didn't believe her but thought well we may as well try... God could make it happen. He is a God who makes all things possible. That's what His word says. 

So the day after the accident I called the insurance company again. This time praying for God's favour to make a claim on a policy that doesn't exist. It was allowed. After being transferred to different areas and repeating the details a few times God made it possible for me to make a claim on a non existent insurance policy. We were advised that the claim would be reviewed because of the lapsed policy and that could take up to 10 working days. 

I was so shocked. Thank you Lord. In the natural I had not believed it would even go this far. I praised God in my pjs in the lounge room for His goodness and favour. And I decided then to set my eyes on things unseen. To walk by faith and not by sight. To really believe that with God all things are possible! 

The next morning I woke up with a terrible headache and we didn't have any panadol at home and hubby was already at work. I prayed and then I asked my friend to pop over with panadol and anointing oil for prayer. She came and we prayed for my health and the car insurance claim. We believed he would take care of it and left it in His hands. Thank you friend for coming over in he pouring rain. Xx

Over the rest of the two weeks (up until today) Robbie and I prayed and believed. We prayed separately and together. Actually it was really sweet and left me thinking that 'I was glad we had had the car accident'. Weird I know. But it brought us closer together and raised our faith level. 

We also shared with some other friends (not all - I didn't want everyone know how badly I'd stuffed up) and our senior Pastors the situation and they prayed and believed with us. Thank you everyone. 

Something else or two to mention is... 
1. that we did increase our tithe during the last two weeks. And 
2. we also chose not to hire a rental car. We did not want to lose or have the enemy rob us of any more finance. 

It has been a long wait! Two weeks with no family car. But we waited patiently and with faith filled confidence (peace - which surpasses all understanding) that everything would turn out ok. 

A special thank you to a special family who picked my daughters up from kinder all last week. I appreciate your kindness and generosity. Xx 

Today after 14 days of waiting I received a call. Our claim has been accepted! Thank you Lord!!!! 

We need to pay for 12 months back pay of insurance and the excess on a policy that still is not current. How amazing is that! God came through. We stood on His promises and believed together in faith and he made the impossible possible. 

Also because of the long lapse the car policy cannot be reinstated. The insurance company's system just simply can't handle it. We can however (and will) start a whole new policy. I think this makes it all the more miraculous! 

Our policy doesn't exist but our claim has been approved. What else could you want? 

Who knows that God exceeds expectations? We get a hire car till ours is fixed. All part of our non existent policy ;) 

Our God - the God of Abraham, Isaac and Moses - is so good. He is faithful and His love endures forever!!! Can I get an Amen? I give all glory and honour to Him. Thank you Lord. 

Please take delight yourself in Him. Trust Him. Boldly go to Him in prayer and make your requests. God is not dead, He is alive! He answers prayer. Nothing is impossible for Him!! 

Please share this testimony of Gods goodness with others who need or are praying for a miracle. 

Written by, a very excited daughter of the Most High King, with praise on her lips, Natalie 


Monday, August 17, 2015

How to pray

Matthew 6:6-13 

But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then your Father, who sees everything, will reward you. 

“When you pray, don’t babble on and on as people of other religions do. They think their prayers are answered merely by repeating their words again and again. Don’t be like them, for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! 

Pray like this: 
Our Father in heaven, 
may your name be kept holy. 
May your Kingdom come soon. 
May your will be done on earth, 
as it is in heaven. 
Give us today the food we need, 
and forgive us our sins, 
as we have forgiven those who sin against us. 
And don’t let us yield to temptation, 
but rescue us from the evil one. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Tell someone today...

Psalm 107:1-2 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Has the Lord redeemed you? Then speak out! Tell others he has redeemed you from your enemies. (NLT) 

Amen. God is indeed good!! 

Has He done something for you? Redeemed you? Blessed you? Healed you? Provided for you? 

Then stand up and speak out. Tell of His goodness. Tell of His great works. 

If you see anyone today. No matter who... Husband, neighbour, teacher, postman, doctor, shop assistant, boss. Tell them about something God has done for you. 

Guess what? Not only are you sharing of Gods goodness, you are building faith! 



(Image found via Google) 

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Being vigilant

Being vigilant... 

What does vigilant mean? A google search definition says... 
keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties.
Ie; "the burglar was spotted by vigilant neighbours" 

Other words it uses to describe it are: 
watchful, on the lookout, observant, sharp-eyed, keen-eyed, gimlet-eyed, eagle-eyed, hawk-eyed, with eyes like a hawk, with one's eyes open, keeping one's eyes peeled/skinned, attentive, paying attention, alert, on the alert, on one's toes, on the qui vive. 

This morning - today- I got a new and a real sense that we as Christians need to be much more vigilant. I was aware more clearly how careful we need to be. 

The enemy (Satan) is just that, an enemy. Not a bad guy. THE BAD GUY! He is against us because we are with God. He despises us. He not only wants us to trip up; he uses a cunningness and deception to trip us up! 

In John 8:44 Jesus himself says this of the devil... 

"He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies." 

This scripture came to mind... 

Ephesians 6:12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. 

2 Thessalonians 2:7 For this lawlessness is already at work secretly, and it will remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way. 

How can we be more vigilant? 

Read this passage of scripture first... 

2 John 1:5-9 I am writing to remind you, dear friends, that we should love one another. This is not a new commandment, but one we have had from the beginning. Love means doing what God has commanded us, and he has commanded us to love one another, just as you heard from the beginning. I say this because many deceivers have gone out into the world. They deny that Jesus Christ came in a real body. Such a person is a deceiver and an antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what we have worked so hard to achieve. Be diligent so that you receive your full reward. Anyone who wanders away from this teaching has no relationship with God. But anyone who remains in the teaching of Christ has a relationship with both the Father and the Son. 

We can be vigilant by: 

1. Loving one another as Christ commanded us. 

John 13:35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” 

2. Stay in the Word. In Christ's teaching. It is truth. Do not wander from it. 

3. Prepare for battle. Put on all your armour. 

Ephesians 6:13 Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. 

So I'm sharing this reminder today with you. Do not fall asleep. Do not grow tired of doing good. Love one another. Remain in Christ. Put on all your armour. Be ready for battle. Be in the look out. Because the master of lies and the evil powers in the heavenly realms are against you! 

But be encouraged! 

Romans 8:31b-37 If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.” No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. 


Sunday, July 5, 2015

How to make it through sleep deprivation

A newborn or young bub who does not sleep for whatever reason is not the only one not sleeping. We mums cop a lot of sleep less nights too. 

Here's my list of things that help me make it through on very little or no sleep! 

1. Hot chocolate (or a cup of tea) in the morning. It is something the help liven the senses. The smell and the taste. 

2. A hot shower. This helps me to relax and to feel clean and fresh. Honestly just the sound of water will help. But there's nothing like the warm free flowing water rushing over a tired body. 

3. A big breakfast. I don't know what everyone else has found. But if I don't sleep I tend to be more hungry. I guess it's because instead of the rest and recharge we should be getting (when asleep) we are in fact loosing and still putting out. So our battery is really empty. A big healthy breakfast is my way of trying to re-fuel. I try to stick with natural and high nutritious foods. They give me more energy. But lots of breakie is definitely helpful. 

4. A daily morning devotional. I know a mummy's morning is busy and not really her own. But my day goes a lot better with even a 2-5 minute quiet time with God. It gives me a Kingdom perspective instead of a "poor me I'm so tired - blah, blah, blah" mentality. 

This is probably the most important thing on the list for me... 

5. Use your time overnight wisely. If you have to be awake holding a crying, sick or teething baby don't use it to just hold the baby. If you can sleep you should definitely sleep BUT if you can't sleep because you have to sit up and hold your dear little one then... I choose to either get the Word of God into me by reading the Bible (via a smart phone app). Or if you can't even sit down and you need to rock the bub then pace your hallway or nursery with a heart of prayer. Pray, pray and pray some more. 

I know that both of these things seem like a lot of effort for the middle of the night. But I've come to know (over the course of having my own 3 bubs) that they are worth it. Not only are they beneficial to my relationship with God and my spiritual walk but through this choice God gives me added strength. And I get a sense that what I'm doing is making a difference and my time is accomplishing something. 

I'm no longer pacing the hallway just to make a baby stop crying or to rock a baby to sleep. Now I'm pacing the hallway to declare God's presence over my family. I'm praying for our nation and it's leaders. I'm praying for breakthrough in other peoples lives. I'm praying for persecuted Christians right across the world. 

Then when the sun rises the next morning my night has been good and productive regardless of how much sleep I did or didn't get. 

I hope you're getting a good nights sleep. 

Love you! 
Nat xx 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Let's make it happen!!

Did any of you ever hear of or participate in something called See You at the Pole? I did. It was an Australian student ran initiative (started by Tina Waldron) to intentionally set aside time to pray for the their schools and peers. The time and date got set and everyone who chose to participate would meet at the flag pole to pray. It was awesome! 

It's no secret I'm a big pray-er. So when God gave me this new idea last night (while I was rocking my baby who didn't feel like sleeping apart from my arms) I was like COOL! I really like the idea 😊 

The thing is... When you choose to set aside time with intention and purpose to pray about something specific - BIG things happen. 

I believe things always happen when you pray. We may not always see it but in heaven and in the spiritual realm things are happening. 

So I'd like to start a similar initiative. There's no flag pole since we are all across the nation and the world. But we will have a date, many dates. One day each and every month! 

As a mum I can sometimes have great intentions but not always follow through. I forget or something just needs to be done or I literally run out of hours in my day. Well i'm going to remind myself and you (please join me!) to pray regularly for things bigger than our own personal everyday lives. I'm going to make a difference. 

I would like to encourage you to get on board and encourage others also to join us in prayer. To make a difference. 

What are we praying for? Persecuted Christians. Christians who are being bullied, ridiculed, disadvantaged, abused and murdered for their faith. 

A quick google search defines persecution like this... 

persecution
pəːsɪˈkjuːʃn/
noun

hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression. 

"her family fled religious persecution" 

synonyms: oppression, victimization, maltreatment, ill treatment, mistreatment, abuse, ill usage, discrimination, tyranny, tyrannization, punishment, torment, torture 

I would want prayer if I was in that situation. Lots of prayer! If I was having a hard time because of persecution I would want to know that my brothers and sisters in Christ cared and were praying earnestly for me. 

There are people out there who need our prayers. Our prayers might even be all that is keeping them going. 

Let's not forget them. Let's remember those in our spiritual family who are not ashamed of the gospel of Christ Jesus. For those who in the face of persecution are still standing despite conditions and situations that none should have to know. 

Let's pray for more courage and boldness, for mercy and grace, for protection and guidance. For wisdom. Let's lift them up in prayer. Let's pray that the God of peace will crush Satan underneath their feet and that they will feel His mighty presence with them always. 

Romans 16:20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. 

When: On the 15th day of every month! 

I know and believe they need prayer every day and most likely every hour. But as a body of believers - the church if we pray together, on the same day, for the same thing maybe we'll have a bigger effect. After all, where there is unity God commands a blessing! 

So the challenge is set. Ask others to join you. Spread the word. Tell your family, friends, church, mums group etc. Put it in your calendar. Set a reminder on your phone. Share this post. Invite them to an event. Tag them on Facebook. Use these hashtags #prayingforpersecutedchristians #p4pc

Let's make it happen! 


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Standing tall

Dear Heavenly Father, Mighty Saviour and Holy Spirit. 

Please forgive me for all the times I have taken for granted the freedom you have given me. 

I'm sorry that I have let moments and conversations pass by without taking a stand or having a say. Forgive me for not standing up for what I believe in - YOU! 

I pray that from now on, this day forward I will always be prominent for you and the truth. Let it be even if I don't have any courage. Let me stand tall anyway. 

I thank you for your Word and your Truth. Let me live according to it. Let it be so full in me that it can't help but overflow. 

I thank you that you are always with me and I don't have to be afraid of anything. For you are my shield and my strength. In you I am planted. 

In the authority of Jesus and His name I pray. Amen. 


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Eager to see Him!

So also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28 NLT 

I read this verse this morning and what really stood out was this... 

"He will come again, ... to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him." 

This speaks to me 3 things: 

1. Yes He is coming again!! 
2. He is bringing salvation!!! 
3. We are allowed to be eager to see Him!!!! 

How exciting!! I love seeing someone I haven't seen in a while. A friend or my sisters (who live interstate). But imagine for a moment how exciting it is going to be when we see our Lord and Saviour. 

Point number 1 and 2 are of course also very exciting. But point 3 just takes the cake!! 

Are you eagerly awaiting His return??


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Scary Prayers!

believe over the period of a month God has been challenging me in the area of prayer. 

Now if I was to say honestly what I thought of my own prayer journey I would probably go with something like this... I love prayer. I know and believe it works. I know God hears my prayers. I've had many personal prayers answered. I like to think of myself as an intercessor but at a beginner level. So overall I'd say my prayer life is fairly good. 

Reading back over that last paragraph, I'm thinking 'that's lame' and 'where is my head at?' It seems all about me.  

Sometimes we can get caught up in ourselves. Sometimes we don't even realise it. It just happens. 

Prayer is not all about us! Yes we should pray for ourselves and our lives. We should open up to God about what's happening with us; trusting him for all our needs. Asking Him for solutions and blessing and favour. 

But prayer I believe is a way of communicating with God. And communicating means there's more than one party involved. So prayer is also about God. And God wants to use us and our prayers to bring heaven to earth! He wants to use our prayers to make a change. He wants to use our prayers to bring Him glory! 

So what kind of prayers are we really praying? 

Are we praying prayers that are all about us? Or are we growing and communicating with God and praying prayers that are bigger than us... Are we praying about something more than just ourselves? 

Do we dare to pray for things that are big, scary and even impossible?? 

Part of what made me challenged in this area was hearing Lisa Bevere say "are you praying safe prayers or are you praying scary prayers?" 

So I thought about it. Do I wanna pray... 

To find a car park or for souls to be saved? 
Protection of my health or amazing healing for others? 
Help me get out of bed or a strategic year ahead? 
For a warm sunny day or for opportunities to be a shining example of Gods love? 
To wake up early to read the Bible or for people to be raised from the dead!! 

I've decided to go with scary! 


Friday, May 22, 2015

Overload of Cuteness

Well my little miss Esther is a few days shy of being 12 weeks old. Time has gone quickly! I thought I'd share some of my favourite new pics. Be prepared for an overload of cuteness :) 



Just a few minutes old

Relaxing in hospital with mummy 

Cafe cuddles 
 
  Sweet as pie! 
  
Bedtime story with daddy

Hanging out at Mamma's 

Easter Sunday - her first! 

Tummy time

Smiles at daddy's work

Sunday morning snuggles 

Stretching out at church

Asleep at her first footy game. Tigers win! 


Monday, May 18, 2015

You are brilliant!

Encouragement for you! 

To my dear Christian mummy friends, 

Let me get straight to the point... You are doing a brilliant job! You are a good mother. God is pleased with you! 

I want to explain how I can say that without knowing you personally; I don't want it to be mere flattery or fake encouragement. I know you are a good mother because... 

1. You are taking time out of your busy day to read the Word of God. Whether it be your daily devotional, a bible app or even just the verses I post online via my Facebook page. You are reading the Word. Well done. Without the Word of God we cannot give out. A dry well has nothing to give. Only a well with water can give. So keep spending that time - no matter how much or how little reading the Word. The Word is a wellspring of life. Give out of an abundant overflowing well. 
 
2. You are teachable and adaptable. By taking time to read the Word and by spending time with like minded Christian mummy's you are learning and becoming like a well moulded piece of clay. Bricks can only be used for building. But clay can be moulded and used for many purposes. So spend time with another like minded Christian mummy. Iron sharpens iron. Or in this case clay ;) 

3. You love The Lord! God is love and by having a heart longing after him you are giving and receiving love. This love flows into all areas of your life. His perfect love makes you better at displaying and imparting a mothers love. So love The Lord with all your heart, mind and soul. 

I know there are lots of other things you do that contribute to your brilliant mummy status. But these things give you an edge. Your edge is a head start to being that awesome mummy that you are and are called to be. I'm so happy for you. I'm sure that God is proud of you. When you choose to give yourself a head start like this - with God nothing is impossible! 

I know you don't always get it right. Neither do I. Trust me! But ask God for forgiveness and new strategies. Then focus on positives. Read the Word. Be teachable. And love The Lord. 

Love you! 
Nat xx


Thursday, May 14, 2015

I love being a mummy

Being a mummy is easily the best job ever. It doesn't even feel like a proper job. What I mean is it's not a task that I dread or think 'do I have to go to work today?' 

The things I like the most... 

I love love love when you get to hold your little newborn baby in your arms for the first time. There's nothing like it! It's a special moment in time. I hope I never forget those sweet memories. 

I love the snuggles and hugs! Who doesn't love a warm snuggle? Or a huge bear hug? 

I love seeing them smile. When they are fresh little ones it's because I haven't seen them smile before, they are learning to smile and their smiles are so pure, cute and bright they light up their whole face. As the little ones grow into kiddies I love it when they have happy excitement smiles or a sense of accomplishment and pride. 

Teaching them to love God. I love sharing my faith with anyone but it's a sweet thing to share your journey and God revelations with your own child. Helping them to understand, teaching them and watching them begin to form their own faith journey. It is a joy! 

I'm sure over the years as my children grow so will this list. There's lots of other things to love about being a mum but for now they are my absolute favourite things. 



Saturday, April 25, 2015

Dedicating our home

On this day in 2014 we found out that our offer had been accepted to buy our home. Hooray! We moved in one month later. 

Last night I spent time dedicating our family home to God Almighty and declaring the promises of God over it. 

Last week we were meant to have new carpet installed but some things were forgotten and it's now being installed today. Like right now. 

Having the whole week to look at the concrete slab floors. I came up with the idea to be creative and seize an opportunity. It's unusual but I love it! 

We got a bunch of permanent markers and sharpies and wrote verses of scripture in each room. In the girls bedrooms we had scriptures relating to children and in the master bedroom verses of love and marriage etc. 



I had heaps of fun. And I love that the very foundation of our home is marked by truth and the Word of God. 

What creative things have you done recently? Be creative we are made in the Fathers image (Genesis 1:27). 

Like my pics? 



Friday, April 24, 2015

Serving Others

So last week I dared to challenge you and all other Christian mummy's. Did you accept my challenge? 

What was it again? 

Part 1. Put the lies of the enemy aside - forget them! You can minister to others now - today. Not in the future. 

Part 2. Figure out what it is you can do to serve and minister to others now while being a mum (no matter what season of motherhood you are in). 

Part 3. Start doing it! Get into action. Serve others today. 

Today I'm excited to tell you what I've been up to this week. I took up my own challenge and this is what's been happening.

Firstly I came up with a list of what I could do with two little ones and a newborn. I thought it needs to be something around my mummy schedule. Then also something that I'm good at because God gave me those gifts for a reason - plus it's easier to work within your giftings. 

My list looks like this... 

1. Encouraging others: 
I could do this in a few ways; in conversation, by sending cards to people and via my blog. God has gifted me with words! Sometimes it's easy to forget that words are powerful and that a simple encouraging word can really change another's day. So I'm off to buy cards and promise to blog more. 

2. Praying for others: 
I love praying for anything and everything. I know prayer works so I'm passionate about it. I pray at home but this week I joined a group of local ladies all from different churches who pray. And they are all mums. We pray at one ladies house so the little ones just play and eat freely. 

3. Teaching my girls to be Kingdom minded: 
I do try to do this always but I'm working on putting it into even more action. I am going organise my girls going to visit a hospital ward or nursing home to pray for those who are sick. I'm all about training them up while they are young! (Plus one of my girls has a heart to see people healed.) 

4. Cooking for those in need: 
This one is exciting because to me it seems big. Bigger than my lounge room! After thinking about it and praying it over, I spoke to my dear hubby and got his blessing. So I called up the local state primary school. I don't have kids in primary school yet but why should that stop me? I had a meeting with the principal and asked if there was a frozen food chest in place that I could contribute to or if I could start one up. 

The principals response was very positive and she even told me of the recent history of some of the school community which would have greatly benefited from such a program. 

So I'm starting up a frozen meals chest for those in need. The need might be because of illness, family difficulties, finances etc. I don't mind and I don't need to know. I'm glad to be able to reach people outside my normal sphere of influence. Outreach! And guess what? I'll be praying for each and every meal and for the people who eat the meals not only that they would be blessed but that they might find salvation. Amen. 

So that's it... My list of things that I can personally (at such a time as this) do to minister to others. I hope that my list might encourage you to see that good can be done, others can be served and God can use you right now, no matter what season of mothering you are in. Big or small. It doesn't matter. God has called and equipped you! Go! Go and serve might woman of God! 


Monday, April 13, 2015

She's here!!

Better late than never! 

I realised last night that I hadn't shared our family's exciting news... Sorry. 

Our little girl Esther Jasmine arrived on Monday afternoon on 2nd March 2015. 

She is absolutely beautiful and has captured the hearts of everyone. Especially her two big sisters. 

Today Esther is exactly 6 weeks old. 

Both mum and bub are well and settled into everyday life. 


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Do you accept the challenge?

I'm sending out a challenge for all us Christian mummy's. The Holy Spirit has been doing a good work in me; and I've been thinking some things over and over. Now I'm ready to share it... 

I believe in our lives as mums especially if you have little ones, it's easy for ideas to creep into our hearts and minds that are contrary to the Word of God. 

Things like... 
"I'm too busy to help (minister to) others right now" 
or "I have nothing to give" 
or "I'm not capable of anything more" 
or "I'll have to wait till my kids are older". 

Baloney!! That is not true. It is a lie from the enemy. All of them are phrases - seeds planted to stop amazing, driven, hard working women from doing work for the Kingdom of God. 

Of course when you think it through it makes perfect sense. Mothers are some of the hardest, if not the hardest workers on earth. Mothers are responsible for so many different areas; chief hug giver, cook, cleaner, nurse, teacher, friend, play mate, organiser, taxi driver, the list goes on! 

Yes we do a lot but it's those things that make us who we are. It's possible that being a mum is our training ground for other things. Those mummy challenges we face are opportunities for us to lead. As we lead our kiddies in our home we are gaining character, perseverance, patience, compassion and wisdom. 

Satan doesn't want ladies with character, perseverance, patience, compassion and wisdom empowered to do anything more than mother and home duties. 

So my challenge for myself and now for you too is this: 

Part 1 - put the lies aside 
Part 2 - figure out what it is you can do while being a mum at whatever season you are in 
Part 3 - start doing it! 



Monday, January 5, 2015

Need great peace?

Are you feeling stressed? Pressured? Overwhelmed? Or joyless? 

Take encouragement from here... 

Psalm 119:143 As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands. 

Psalm 119:147-149 I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words. I stay awake through the night, thinking about your promise. In your faithful love, O Lord, hear my cry; let me be revived by following your regulations. 

I love these words of life and hope. 

What should we do in times of stress, pressure, and with feelings that overwhelm us? 

1. Find joy in Gods commands 

2. Rise early before the sun is up; cry out for help and put your hope in His words 

3. Think about His promises 

4. Follow His regulations (ways) 
He will revive you!!! 

Psalm 119:165 Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble. 



Friday, January 2, 2015

My prayer for 2015

Lord God, maker of the heavens and the earth, I thank you for the opportunity and freedom to fast pray. 

I thank you for your teaching on fasting and prayer. I love to spend time with you. I love that I can dedicate a part of my everyday to you. That a small sacrifice can make a difference. That you see my heart. That through my hunger for more of you and my dedication to see change, breakthrough will come. I trust in you. I believe in you. 

I thank you for this new year. I give it back to you Lord. It is not mine but yours. Please have your way in and through me in 2015. Thank you for giving me a hope and a future. 

I pray that this year you will be praised through my life. Let me be a testament to your goodness. I want to shine for you. 

I also pray that this year would be the year of advancement and moving forward. Whatever form that may be. Your Kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 

Lord God I ask for increase in our finances. I ask for increase in Godly knowledge and wisdom. Lord for an increase in the renewing of my mind. For an increase in the ways and out working of the Holy Spirit. 

Please bless our family O Lord. 
Bless our church. 
Bless our nation of Australia. 

In Jesus mighty and powerful name I pray. Amen!