Saturday, August 07, 2021


The Lord's bride will be presented without spot or wrinkle. She will be the perfect wife as described in Proverbs 31 verse 10 - 31

A wife of noble character, who can find? She is far more precious than rubies.

The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he lacks nothing of value.

She brings him good and not harm all the days of her life.

She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.

She rises while it is still night to provide food for her household and portions for her maidservants.

She appraises a field and buys it; from her earnings she plants a vineyard.

She girds herself with strength and shows that her arms are strong.

She sees that her gain is good, and her lamp is not extinguished at night.

She stretches out her hands to the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

She opens her arms to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy.

When it snows, she has no fear for her household, for they are all clothed in scarlet.

She makes coverings for her bed; her clothing is fine linen and purple.

Her husband is known at the city gate, where he sits among the elders of the land.

She makes linen garments and sells them; she delivers sashes to the merchants.

Strength and honor are her clothing, and she can laugh at the days to come.

She opens her mouth with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband praises her as well:

“Many daughters have done noble things, but you surpass them all!” 

Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her at the gates.

This exquisite description of a strong and industrious woman is a template for the nature and conduct of the bride of Christ. She is a blessing to her husband and to everyone around her. 

She attends to the business of her household with diligence and brings value to the lives of all in her sphere of influence.

She appraises a field and buys it. From her earnings,  she plants a vineyard.   

                     - Proverbs 31 verse 16.

This line alludes to the territorial nature of her interests. 

She considers areas where she can expand the kingdom of God and her advances in the spiritual territory are augmented by the acquisition of a vineyard which represents the body of Christ where the Lord is the vine and we are the branches. 

Her clothing is described as linen and purple colored which indicates that she is priestly and royalty.

The bride of Christ is an extraordinary corporate being who exemplifies the nature of the Lord and brings glory to Him all the days of her life.


Friday, August 06, 2021


The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures   

The Lord locates us in a place best for us.

He leads me beside quiet waters.

He restores my soul;

He finds a space of tranquility for us where He can work on restoring our minds from the ravages of sin.

He guides me in the paths of righteousness

For His name’s sake.

The Lord cultivates righteousness in us so we can function effectively in His Kingdom.

Even though I walk through the valley of the  shadow of death,

I fear no evil, for You are with me;

He will never forsake us so we can follow him fearlessly and do exploits.

Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;

God's Kingdom is ruled in the presence of His enemies and He able to set a feast before us in the presence of His enemies.

You have anointed my head with oil My cup overflows.

The Lord's Spirit stirs us and strengthens us to do the work of the Kingdom of God.

Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,

Putting God's kingdom in our lives first qualifies us to be granted God's sponsorship.

And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

Serving God's Kingdom on earth continues into the heavens where His sons and daughters shall be with Him forever.

Thursday, August 05, 2021


Our God is truly the Almighty God.  His Kingdom is ruled in the midst of His enemies  as described in  Psalm 110 verse 1 - 2  "A Psalm of David. The LORD said to my Lord:  “Sit at My right hand until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.” The LORD extends Your mighty scepter from Zion: “Rule in the midst of Your enemies.” 

One of the most illuminating aspects of His administrative strength is that He administrates His Kingdom on a person-by-person basis even while those He rules are embedded in a hostile  world that is controlled by His enemies and the enemies of His people. 

With this astounding administrative power, each person is individually known and planned for in the realm of God's Kingdom. As mentioned in Jeremiah 1 verse 5  “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” 

The Kingdom of God is founded on righteousness and thus each member of this Kingdom is routed through a rigorous path of trials and tests  to get each human to a state where they exemplify the righteousness of Jesus. These paths are custom tailored for each  person and a great deal of attention is paid to the progress of each individual.

To effectively make decisions regarding each human being's destiny, a vast store of knowledge about each one must be known. That is why the book of Mathew tells us, “Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. “So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.

We are individually known by our Lord in heaven to a far greater degree than we generally believe.

Seek to take advantage of the humbling privilege we are offered of knowing Him back.


Wednesday, August 04, 2021


Our Lord, from whom all spirits spring, has given us the  gift of autonomy in which we can freely live and move and have our being. In this state, we are able to regulate or govern our attitudes and responses to the world around us. Among those attitudes and responses we operate on our own are our perceptions and reactions to God.

In our liberty, our choice to follow God is made by us and  as far as God is able to persuade us to follow Him, He does. He makes His case to us through our own experiences with nature and what other people say about Him and what we are able to derive from scriptural or cultural sources.

He can whisper in our hearts how we need Him and how desperately lost we are without Him.

Along the way, we may refuse to heed the pleading of God and eventually we won't even feel the pulls  on our hearts any more. 

On the other hand,  if we become aware of our own sinful ways and feel convicted of them,  we can reach a point in our lives where we are convinced that the salvation offered by God is the right way for us. If we choose this path, we are set on a course of getting to personally know our God and beloved Father  who made all things including us.

When we feel our hearts being pulled to follow God, we should respond positively  to that call.


Tuesday, August 03, 2021


The Lord is good. He is patient and generous. He draws us to Himself even though we are stubborn and selfcentered.

The Lord died for us even while we were yet sinners. His longsuffering allows us a chance to change our minds and repent and turn to Him.

In His great mercy, He accepts us with great joy and celebrates us with shouts of gladness. He then gives us the gift of the Holy Spirit who enlivens or quickens us to live in the Spirit where we can participate in the kingdom of God.

Bless our wonderful Lord.



You are the great and eternal Messiah

You died for us and did ascend

From everlasting to everlasting 

Your Kingdom will never end (x 2 )(x 3)

  To our Saviour our voices we bring

   It is with grateful hearts we sing  ( x 3)


Monday, August 02, 2021


The Lord of heaven and earth is a mighty ruler. There is no part of existence that is not sustained by Him. 

His great power is displayed in the natural world from the vastness of the universe to the wonders of life on earth.

There is none like Him. As the scriptures say: 

‘Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,    - Jeremiah 32 verse 17.


Sunday, August 01, 2021


Thank you Lord for your mercy and for your promise of healing over us for by your stripes we are healed.

Thank you Lord for your intervention on our behalf to heal us of our diseases and our infirmities. Thank you for restoring to us what the enemy has stolen. 

Bless Your holy name.