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Thomas


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]     Key note: Put God first in your life and let him use you in a powerful and unimaginable way.   Prayer: Lord, help me put you first in everything I do.    Nathan Bannis  [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column] [/vc_row] (1205) 0 likes 00   

The Living Water


Have you ever wondered if water can cure everything? When you have a headache people’s first response is drink some water. When you are hungry it is believed that it is sometimes because you need to drink some water. When you are tired, again drink some water.  If you have dry skin, it’s because you need to drink some water and of course a famous one, if you are constipated, it is because you don’t drink enough water. We are always thirsty, and thus need to drink at 2 litres everyday to cure or prevent our problems. Doesn’t this sound […]

A New Terrain


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]   At least once a week I skate with my friend. She is a seasoned skater and she uses inlines, whilst I am still in the learning process and I am on quads. I’m still learning to stop, turn and change direction immediately and most of all I am still gaining confidence. She can’t teach me efficiently because we have different skates but she tells me every time, if you don’t try it you won’t ever achieve it, and when you try it you will fall, you have to fall to become better. […]

Preparation


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]   The excitement of winning something you worked so hard for can be a feeling that is indescribable. When I won my first 100m race I carried the joy of that victory for a long time. In my final year in high school, I was invited to race at a sports day and I came unprepared to a 300m race. Being the oldest in the team, I felt a sense of pride looking on to my opponents who were years younger than me. There were only 3 competing, so I knew this race […]

For the Glory of God


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]     Being part of western society, for the majority of people, we have such a variety of food available to us. Rice, pasta, chicken the list is endless. I once had a conversation with a guy about eating strange dishes; I was surprised he had refrained from telling me that he had eaten octopus, apparently it was too common to even bring up.   In the story of Daniel, where he “purposed in his heart” to be mindful of what was going into his body (Daniel 1:8), we see that Daniel understood […]

Ninjas


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]     One  Sabbath I was stunned! “David and his men are the closest biblical examples of ninjas”. Of course my initial response was probably the same as yours, but after some study it’s hard to disagree.   In this particular story Jonathan, fed up of the philistines, decides to provoke, climb the cliff and slaughter all of the soldiers at the top. Amazing! This is some serious physical conditioning. And many of us decide it best to take the lift rather then walk the stairs.   Sometimes we assume that we, especially […]

Our Example: Hebrews 10:23


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]   Immediately after a cat sprang on to it (it couldn’t fly at this point) I watched to make sure it hopped safely up a tree, only to be told later that it will probably die anyway.   For me this was the epitome of the suffering that is currently so rampant in this world. A suffering that we seem to all have made contact with, some more directly then others.   It’s a well-known proverb that all good things must come to an end. However for the faith believe Christian I guess […]

Where is Your Strength?


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]     From dairy-free, sugar-free, salt-free, everything=free diets to rigorous get buff quick exercise regimes. Everyone’s running, lifting and cycling through life. But if you’re anything like me, likely chances are when everyone is getting their body right, you’re sleeping. When everyone is watching their calorie intake, you on to your fourth cupcake.   It’s not that you don’t like working out, or eating healthily (salad is one of my favourite dishes and I love fruit) but most times, you just can’t be bothered. By the time you do everything you need to […]

The Thief on the Cross


[vc_row el_position=”first last”] [vc_column] [vc_column_text el_position=”first last”]   In a society where the oppressive foreign government reduced many of the people to homeless poverty, the only way to fight back was to live outside the law. Stealing from the rich, keeping it for the poor–himself. He joined a band of rebel bandits and learned not only theft but violence.   But what’s wrong with violence when you’re living under military rule and you have no rights? Eventually his lifestyle led where that kind of lifestyle always ended up–brutal torture and a painful, humiliating public execution. But in the moments before […]