Monday, 2 July 2012

Personal Meditations - God's Heart to Mine

Some Scriptures that have been my personal meditation in the season gone by. They are eternal words of life and will forever be a comfort to me.
Deuteronomy 28:13 - If you listen to these commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom.

Psalm 34:19 - 20The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time. For the Lord protects the bones of the righteous; not one of them is broken!

2 Chronicles 20:17 - You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.

1 Corinthians 1:18For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God

Isaiah 58:10-12 -  Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness round you will be as bright as noon.The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. Some of you will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes.

Holy Spirit With, Within, and Upon

The Holy Spirit is With Us
At Salvation, convicting us of our sins, showing us the righteousness of God and his judgement.

John 16: 7 - 11
Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: about sin, because people do not believe in me; about righteousness, because I am going to the Father, where you can see me no longer; and about judgment, because the prince of this world now stands condemned. 

The Holy Spirit is Within Us 
When we get get saved the Holy Spirit lives inside of us.
John 20:22
And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit."

Romans 8:9
And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.

The Holy Spirit is Upon Us 
We are baptized in the Spirit with power for service. The Spirit comes upon us. 

Acts 1:8
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Friday, 15 June 2012

The Good Shepherd - by Magen

John 10 speaks about the Good Shepherd. 'I call them by name and they hear my voice... No-one will pluck them from my hands'.

After Jesus was crucified, Mary Magdalene heard Jesus was gone and assumed His body was removed. When she went back Jesus was there (she didn't know it was Him), she asked if He knew where her Lord's body lays. He called her by her name and she knew immediately its HIM!

After Jesus rose, He went to peter while he was catching fish, after that they had a feast. And Jesus says, 'Peter do you love me, then feed my lambs, and again, 'peter do you love me, then feed my sheep.'

There's always been a difference between lambs and sheep. Lambs as being innocent. Lambs are also sacrifices in the old testament. Jesus is the lamb - both innocent and a sacrifice. Sheep are easily led astray, but they know the shepherd's voice.

So I think Jesus asked Peter to take care of both His lambs and sheep. - Magen

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


I have been experiencing a whole new angle on coming to a stand still. I found that in times of drought when you long for water, God blesses you with the unasked first then the asked. This is so that you will unquestionably give thanks and in so doing forget the drought in exchange for time in His presence and glory.

I asked God for a verse and he gave me one word " drought",its not the extent of your drought that matters, it's about how strong your will power is, not to escape it but CONQUER IT, OVERCOME IT and more importantly to gain VICTORY OVER IT! This reminds me that in order for God to work, I should never make things about me, instead I should act selfless and humble myself to the will of my father. 

Prayer From John 16:33 by Magen

John 16:33 'These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world' 

Father God, I start off my day with the revelation of knowing that you are within me and I in you. Lord my day gets so busy, my mind gets filled with the stress of exams, the stress of finance, but in YOU I have peace, because you are within me. I pray for the joy that YOU have, that it would be released in me. Trials and stumbling blocks will meet my path, but I'm of I am of good cheer, because you, MY FATHER, have already overcome this world and that same power and strength you had (and still have) to overcome this world is within me, because you, Father God are within me.


Friday, 1 June 2012

Just as I am

Welcome to new MMV Blogger and very dear friend, Magen. She shares a simple but very real thought about God being crazy about who we are.

God gives us all unique personalities, one of mine is that I talk a lot! Throughout high school I was made to hate it and I became sensitive. I found myself trying to speak less, or going with the crowd. Even though it looked good, I didn't feel that way. Jesus said in the book of John, this world will not accept you because you are not part of it, just as they didn't accept Him. It made me unstable, but today I realize that God loves me, and I like to think that He laughs when I 'over talk' and say the wrong things. You don't know that the one thing you hate so much about yourself, might be what God loves. I don't know about you, but God is more important then this world to me. Magen. 

You're Not Alone

Some comforting and thoughtful words from MMV Blogger Carmy Matthews

I'm sitting here listening to Jason Upton's 'You're not Alone'. In this song he speaks of Martin Luther King sitting at his kitchen table all by himself, his family had already gone to bed. All of a sudden he received a phone call and this man said Martin if you don't stop preaching what you're preaching, we going to take your family and kill you. And after he hung up he sat at the table and just began to say father I grew up in the church, I have preached your kingdom all over the earth, all over America and I know that you are real but right now I'm so afraid, and I don't think I've ever heard you say my name, I need to hear you say my name father. And he just began to cry. And out of the silence he heard a voice begin to say, never alone Martin, never alone Martin, I'll never leave you.  
I'm thinking how beautiful this story, God mentioning your name, comforting you, reassuring you, LOVING YOU. What better way to stand on the promise of God than this. He said that he would never leave nor forsake us. Therefore we have no need to ever doubt God. 
Father God thank you, thank you that your grace is sufficient for me, thank you that your very love overwhelms me. Thank you Holy Spirit for reminding me today that I am never alone and that i never will be. You have searched me God and you know my heart, you know when I rise and sit, you know every hair on my head father. How precious your thoughts are toward me o God. Just overwhelmed right now, how awesome He is to just fill an entire room with His presence, with those words alone. God changes people, listen he revives, restores, heals, gives life and is love. Who am I that you are mindful of me Lord that you see me, you hear when we call. Who was Saul that you were mindful when he was blasphemous, or David that you appointed him king!or Sarah Lord Sarah that she was able to bear child at that age,or Mary when you saw her virtuous enough to carry a king!... you called us friend!!! Or Lord Samuel when at that young age said here I am Lord I am your servant, who are we that you saw us worthy of a struggle, you called us your friend...