It is God’s nature to be FAITHFULL.. it does not matter what we go through.. HE is still faithfull

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Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials…  James 1:2,

Have you ever felt totally helpless? Have you ever come to the place where you realized that a particular situation was completely out of your hands and there was nothing left to do but trust God? I have been reminded once again that trusting God should not be my last resort, but that it should be my only resort. And that is right where He wants me.
Lord, I am yours; my family is yours; my ministry is yours. Have Your way in my life. I know that I cannot fix things and that, when I try, I just make a mess of things. I am trusting in You and in Your words: “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will…

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Count it ALL Joy

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Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials…  James 1:2,

Have you ever felt totally helpless? Have you ever come to the place where you realized that a particular situation was completely out of your hands and there was nothing left to do but trust God? I have been reminded once again that trusting God should not be my last resort, but that it should be my only resort. And that is right where He wants me.
Lord, I am yours; my family is yours; my ministry is yours. Have Your way in my life. I know that I cannot fix things and that, when I try, I just make a mess of things. I am trusting in You and in Your words: “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6). You are “Jehovah Rapha”, the Lord is my Healer. I will continue to trust in You.
 
God asks us to walk some difficult roads; I don’t know why. But I do know that His desire is that we grow in grace and knowledge. I know that His desire is that we count it all joy. I am not always sure exactly what He is trying to teach me. I do know that He is my Refuge and Strength. I do know that He is my Fortress and my Deliverer. As we walk through the fiery trials of life, may we all come through it and shine like pure gold.
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Tithing Malachi:3:6,8-14

Hallo dear ones

I have a testimony that the Lord is true and he keeps to His word. This month I had no money the only amount I had was my tithe, and there was this test of whether to use it and pay back pole pole monthly when I receive the money. But then there was this conviction inside me, that God is a provider, we call Him Jehovah Jireh I knew far too well that after giving that money, I will not have anything for my transport nor food, but I heeded to God’s word and told God am giving Him my tithe and whether I sleep hungry or walk to work, it is His problem, that was this Sunday the 28th, can you believe it? I risked everything to obey His word.

This week someone whom I did not know introduced himself to me and gave me $100 dollars, the next day, a friend gave me 250 and the same day another one gave me 200, and I tell u am not tired of receiving, cz he said that He will open the windows of heaven for me and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it, I did not ask for these monies, not even hinted anything, hey am I a money attractor or what?? Yeah u can call me so, coz I trust in God and u do your part and let God do his part of the multiplication.

Following God’s commands is not easy, especially when it comes to tithing, I have tested God and He has proved to be true. The 10% of your net belongs to God, give it to Him and start enjoying your life, when you don’t, youw will find yourself struggling with your finances.

I urge u my friends, be faithful to God in all areas of your life and you will see Him every step of your life.

The Bible commands in Malachi:3:6,8-12 For I am the Lord, I do not change; that is why you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.

8Will a man rob or defraud God? Yet you rob and defraud Me. But you say, In what way do we rob or defraud You? [You have withheld your] tithes and offerings.

9You are cursed with the curse, for you are robbing Me, even this whole nation.

10 Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

11And I will rebuke the devourer [insects and plagues] for your sakes and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground, neither shall your vine drop its fruit before the time in the field, says the Lord of hosts.

12And all nations shall call you happy and blessed, for you shall be a land of delight, says the Lord of hosts

Love you all

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PHINDUKULUME

Phindukhulume moya oyingcwele (Speak again Holy Spirit )

Phindukhulume Nkosi yam (Speak again my Lord )

Phindukhulume moya oyingcwele (Speak again Holy Spirit )

Phindukhulume Nkosi yam (Speak again my Lord )

Ngoba zonkízono ebengizenza (Because all the sins i have done )

Namhla zisobala ebusweni bakho (Have been cleared from your face today )

Phindukhulume moya oyingcwele (Speak again Holy Spirit )

Phindukhulume Nkosi yam (Speak again my Lord )

Phindukhulume Thixo ndimamele (Speak again my Lord am listening )

Phindukhulume Nkosi yami (Speak again my Lord )

Phindukhulume Thixo ndimamele  (Speak again my Lord am listening )

Phindukhulume Nkosi yami (Speak again my Lord )

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Decision making « Living a Purposeful Life

Decision making « Living a Purposeful Life

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Ohh Jesus Loves you … He sure does

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Think back to when you met that man /woman that you just knew would be the one. Remember when you realized/admitted to yourself that you loved him/her. Now remember how much you wanted to act like you were in a movie, and yell to everyone in the football stadium “I love him/her!” You told family and friends how perfect that person was; and they were just what you were looking for.
Well, I told Jesus that I love Him today. And He said to me , “How much do you love me? You haven’t told anyone how good I’ve been to you. You haven’t shared how perfect my love is. You haven’t spread the good news that I am always there to listen to your problems. You haven’t told your family how I helped you pay your bills when you didn’t have a high paying job, or how I got you a better one. You haven’t shared with anyone how I took away that addiction that would have cost you not only your job, but also that man/woman that was just what you were looking for. So how much do you really love me?”
So, I said I would share with my friends and family ( for starters) just how wonderful, perfect, understanding , patient , loving , unselfish , considerate and forgiving GOD really is . He has blessed me with a family that loves me and friends that I can confide in . But even more than that, He has saved me from destruction I couldn’t even see coming . He gave to me the peace of knowing Him, and He has never broken a promise . Truly He is the best thing that has ever happened to me. And I stand in my stadium today to tell to you all, “I LOVE JESUS”

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Krystaal

 KRYSTAAL

The story of Krystaal is an incredible one – a band of three brothers – Michel, Fabian and Aliston Lwamba – surviving murderous persecution in their homeland of Congo (formerly Zaire), separated during a flight for survival, and reunited halfway around the world in Canada.

Michel, the eldest of the Lwamba children, showed musical talent at an early age – he built himself a guitar at age 12 with bits and pieces of other toys, after his father refused to buy him one (he wanted his son to concentrate on his studies), and began singing his own songs. Eventually, he encouraged his younger brother Fabian to sing with him. As soon as he was old enough to sing, Aliston, the youngest of the three, joined the group. Even as young singers, they developed a great vocal style characterized by beautiful three-part harmonies and a contemporary sound – it was their dream to one day be full-time musicians and move to the West.

The Lwamba’s were born into a privileged family – their father was a high-ranking government official under the Mobutu regime. Although working for a government which eventually became an iron-fisted dictatorship, he instilled in his children a belief in the ideals of individual freedom and respect.

However, the Mobutu government was not interested in the ideals of freedom. Shortly after a student demonstration at one of the Congo’s major universities, where both Michel and Fabian were studying, Mobutu sent in his soldiers secretly under cover of darkness and murdered over 400 students in their sleep. Miraculously, Michel and Fabian survived. Being the children of a prominent political father, they were marked out for special scrutiny – during another pro-freedom demonstration, with both Michel and Fabian among the leaders, Mobutu sent in his special police to crush the demonstrators with force. Violence ensued and people were killed. Both Michel and Fabian fled for their lives, separated during the mayhem. Michel, knowing he was now a wanted man and that the dictator would be targeting his home and family, ran home to gather his thirteen-year old brother Aliston, his sister and his daughter, and fled, leaving everything and everyone behind.

Michel and his remaining family were eventually smuggled out of Congo, facing many harrowing trials along the way. Ultimately they arrived at a refugee camp in Kenya, where they lived for the next number of years in the most crushing and deplorable conditions of violence and disease, believing the rest of their entire family to be dead – brother Fabian, their parents, and Michel’s wife. It was under these terrible conditions that Michel accepted Christ as his Saviour. His love of song re-surfaced here, and he often composed his own songs to God, singing aloud and alone at night in the midst of the desolate camp, home to 250,000 refugees. People wondered why and how anyone could be singing in a place like this camp – some were annoyed and irritated, others were moved. This eventually led Michel to begin sharing the gospel and his faith, and God leading many to salvation.

As Michel was on the doorstep of a Nairobi, Kenya church one Sunday morning, about to enter, he had a sense in his heart that he should worship elsewhere that Sunday – at a church clear across town. Partway through the service he noticed a woman sitting on the other side of the church. When she rose to leave at the end of the service he could not believe his eyes – it was his wife, with his 3-year old son, who had been born since their separation. For years each believed the others to be dead. Try to imagine the joy – after having gone through hellish and frightening ordeals, to be miraculously reunited in Nairobi’s Parklands Baptist Church.

After surviving the camp for a number of years, Michel and his family – through the kindness of an official camp visitor – received an opportunity to leave the camp and be sent to another country to begin a new life – this was another miraculous event. Michel, humbled by God’s love and mercy, chose the country he had always wanted to live in – Canada. After a lengthy process and some round-about travelling, Michel arrived in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in the late 1990’s, with Aliston, his sister, and his family. They found a home at Emmanuel Baptist Church where God nurtured them and their faith through a loving and welcoming congregation – the Lwamba’s had found a new home.

Michel soon after sent a letter to a friend at his former refugee camp in Kenya, to let him know he was doing well – there were always new refugees coming into the camp, with a new contingent having arrived only a few months before Michel sent his letter. Michel’s friend, who had received this letter, was walking with it in his hand through the vast camp. As he was walking, he was stopped by someone who noticed the envelope he was carrying and wanted to look at it more closely. It was Fabian, who had recognized his brother’s unmistakable handwriting. Fabian had just recently arrived from another camp, and God had guided him to a small envelope hidden in this huge crowd of 250,000 people. The discovery that his brother, whom he had believed to be dead, was in fact alive, was indescribable. Fabian’s own journey for the past five years was no less harrowing than his brother’s. During that time, he too had accepted Christ as his Saviour. Ultimately, the brothers were all reunited in Saskatoon, and Canada has been their home since.

It became clear to Michel, Fabian and Aliston that they had a story to tell, and the call of God upon their heart to minister to others through music was unmistakable. The brothers chose the name Krystaal (derived from “Christ” in their native language) for their name and they have been pursuing God’s call on their lives ever since. With abundant musical talent, beautiful vocal stylings and original songs of faith and love, born out of experiences that most of us cannot even imagine, Krystaal released their latest CD Keep On Standing in Fall 2003. They continue to perform and minister in full-time ministry, wherever and whenever they can, telling people about the incredible God Whom they serve, and His love for us in Christ Jesus.

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