FocusOnPurpose is a Gospel-centered Coach/Discipler working with you to uncover the unconscious lies which sabotage your relationship and walk with Christ Jesus, assisting you to stand firm with the belt of Truth tightly fastened around your waist.
René has known the Lord for over 40 years and much of that time has been spent in in-depth study of the Bible, searching for the way to experience the reality of relationship with God in her life. If God is really the Living God, then surely there must be a visible and tangible difference between the lives of God's people as compared to the rest of the world? How does one live that different life? How does one live in the reality of God's Spirit and power flowing through you? What blocks it? How does one cooperate with the work of the Holy Spirit? The Psychology of the world is not adequate - the God Who created us has a better way.
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focusonpurpose.co.za Was Eve Cursed by God? Does Genesis 3:16 not describe a curse? How did God curse Eve? What are the implications to women today?
focusonpurpose.co.za Is God tempramental and angry ... always ready to curse and punish? Is Jesus a buffer between sinful us and a God who demands perfection? The changes in the English language become a barrier to clear understanding...
focusonpurpose.co.za Did Adam eat of the tree of life? Two kinds of trees; one bringing death, one bringing life. Two kinds of wisdom... Wisdom vs knowledge ... Why wisdom ... Where is this wisdom... What about ...
focusonpurpose.co.za Did Adam and Eve eat from the Tree of Life? How could we know? Would there be evidence one way or the other? To answer this, we would need to know something about the tree ...
focusonpurpose.co.za The first of a series to answer the question 'Did Adam and Eve eat from the Tree of Life?' ... Why was there a Tree of Life in Eden? And why is there a Tree of life in heaven?
focusonpurpose.co.za Looking at the Hebrew words for Good, Righteous, and Evil I stumbled across a gem...
focusonpurpose.co.za "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death." Prov 14:12 ... Many shades to a word ... "knowledge of good and evil" ... what are the shades...
focusonpurpose.co.za Jesus tells us to love others as we love ourselves. This is often interpreted as "you cannot love others before you love yourself first..." ... love cannot be forced, it must be a choice; so, how can God command us to love Him, and to love our neighbour? ... A poor self-image or lack of love for one...
Now that's a good word! #kvm
When we are taken into these dark periods, we begin to see light that we never knew existed. Our sensitivities become heightened and our ability to see through spiritual eyes is illuminated. Unless we are taken into these times, our souls never develop any depth of character. We do not gain wisdom, only knowledge. Knowledge is gained through under- standing; wisdom is gained through the experience of darkness.
"No, don't hate Corrie..."
Excerpt: While in a concentration camp in Germany, Betsie ten Boom was becoming frail. One day while doing heavy manual labor, she kindly said to her guard, “Don’t give me more to do than I am trying to do already, because I am not strong enough to lift these heavy parts.” The guard flashed back, “You don’t decide what you do. I decide.” At that the guard brutally beat Betsie. Corrie ten Boom, her sister, watched and was enraged. When the guard left, Corrie went over to Betsie who now had blood all over her face. Betsie immediately said, “No, don’t hate, Corrie. You must love and forgive.”
Corrie knew that she was unable. That night she went for a walk and told the Lord that she could not forgive “that brutal woman.” The Lord reminded her of a Scripture, “God’s love had been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5) Corrie knew that what she was unable to do, the Lord, in her, was able to do.
She writes, “At that moment, when I was able to forgive, my hatred disappeared. What a liberation! Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness. What a liberation when you can forgive.”
- Adapted from Oh How He Loves You, by Corrie ten Boom
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kingdomnomics.com Our time, talent, and treasure, the 3 T's, are being consumed daily by something. Through Kingdomnomics you can become a wise steward of your time, treasure, and talent.
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At the close of The Hiding Place movie, Corrie ten Boom shares a few moving, personal words. Here is the transcript:
"Some questions remain, but they are not to be feared. Our Heavenly Father holds all things in His hands … even our questions.
I have told to anyone who would listen, no pit is so deep that He is not deeper still. With Jesus, even in our darkest moments, the best remains … and the very best is yet to be. I promised my sister that I would tell it, and I tell you."
-Corrie ten Boom
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Beloved, never try to get out of a dark place except in God's timing and in His way. A time of trouble and darkness is meant to teach you lessons you desperately need. Premature deliverance may circumvent God's work of grace in your life. Commit the entire situation to Him, and be willing to abide in darkness, knowing He is present. Oswald Chambers
[02/26/15] Almighty God is in Sovereign control of all things and that's all that's important. You are in control of your life because He is in control.
[02/26/15] "My misgivings (about Jesus) arise from the fact that I search within to find how He will do what the says. My doubts spring from the depths of my own inferiority." 0swald Chambers
"Sing for joy to the God of our strength; shout joyfully to the God of Jacob." Ps 81:1
I always puzzled how we could access the strength that is in God; if He is our strength, how do we access it? People would answer "by faith " - What is faith then?! HOW do I access it by faith?!
I have come to learn that it's about becoming convinced about Who He really is. It's about becoming convinced about the fact that He is real, He is alive, He is all He says He is, and in this becoming convinced that He is good and He will always work in the framework of His love, grace, goodness, mercy, and faithfulness.
It is about realizing that what we see is not reality, only an aspect of the frames through which we view our lives; only God is rock-solid reality and He can change our situation in an instant. It is this implicit trust in Him that gives us strength for each moment.
[02/26/15] " Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasure and turmoil with it." Prov 15:l6
christiantoday.com Dozens of people have already been killed and 10,000 houses destroyed because of the severe flooding in Mozambique, Christian organisation Tearfund reported.
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Crazy Love by Francis Chan
When have you felt most alive?
Is it just me, or are you also sick of all the finger-pointing and negativity in this South Africa? You do not need to look at the news to know there is radical deterioration in this country, but finger-pointing is not going to get us anywhere. The government point at Jan van Riebeeck and the rest of us point to the government and we continue the downward spiral.
But neither Jan van Riebeeck nor the government are the reason for where we are... WE OURSELVES are the reason.
Our country is in deep darkness (no pun intended), but darkness is an excellent background for the faintest of lights; where is our light (again no pun intended)?
The people who name the name of Jesus Christ are as involved in the finger-pointing and negativity, but we are told to PRAY for our government, not judge and criticize it...
Our country is in the state it is in because God's people do no live in obedience to the Word they proclaim to be Truth and Life. In addition, we add our voices to those of the crowds and speak death over our land. Life and death are in the power of the tongue; that includes ANY type of communication.
We are called to be light and to be salt in this world. The fact that there is widespread darkness and corruption in a country that boasts a majority Christian faith is an indictment against those who name the name of Christ.
It is time for the Bride of Christ to wake up! It is time for us to trim our lamps! Let us stop going with the flow of the world and let us begin to shine our light and speak Life.
There is a pervasive hopelessness in this country, yet we claim to have the words of Hope! Why are we silent?! Why do we live as those who have no hope? Let us bring the Kingdom of God to South Africa by OURSELVES living as citizens of that Kingdom.
Let us repent of the part we each have played in bringing the country to the place it now is; let us truly humble ourselves and walk in obedience to the commands of our God; let us look to Him and call out to Him for mercy! Perhaps, in His grace, He will grant us favour and heal our land.
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