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