Kiwi Maranatha Charitable Trust

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Unrealized Potential

Unrealized Potential

Here is something to ponder; The battle between Joseph and his brothers began because of his dreams.  Not that Joseph was very rich, but his dreams were a threat to his brothers.  Listen, the enemy of souls doesn’t attack you because of who you are today, but because of who you can become.  Your amazing future is the reason you are under attack.  The Devil wants you to give up on achieving your abounding future, but God has a much better plan.  Agree with God today, that you will not give up until… Continue reading

Closed Doors

Closed Doors

 

Quote; “We need to learn to praise the Lord as much for a closed door as we do an open door. The reason God closes doors is because He has not prepared anything over there for us. If he didn’t close the wrong door, we would never find the right door.

God directs our path through the closing and opening of doors. Once a door closes, it forces you to change your course. Another door closes, it forces you to change your course again. Then, finally, you find the open door and you walk right into your… Continue reading

The Cat Cage

The Cat Cage

There he was, tail held high, wandering about in the cool of the evening, right after his dinner, when it happened, out of nowhere the stray Tom Cat struck, he struck fast, well planned, and furiously attacked, Simba did his best to protect, defend and to escape but the wild Tom was too well planned in his attack, and Simba got severely bitten, the victor wandered off, proud that he had once more exercised his domination of everything in his dominion.

Limping home, familiar things was all Simba wanted, up on the bed where he would be… Continue reading

Watch and Pray

Watch and Pray

Prayer and watching thereunto are necessary for advancement in the divine life. . . . Your only safety is to live like a watchman. Watch and pray always. Oh, what a preventive against yielding to temptation and falling into the snares of the world!  “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” Ephesians 6:18.  “Take ye heed, watch and pray.” Mark 13:13.

First, you are to watch. Watch, lest you should speak hastily, fretfully, and impatiently. Watch, lest pride should find a… Continue reading

By Beholding

By Beholding

Quote; “Cultivate the habit of speaking well of others. Dwell upon the good qualities of those with whom you associate, and see as little as possible of their errors and failings. When tempted to complain of what someone has said or done, praise something in that person’s life or character. Cultivate thankfulness. Praise God for His wonderful love in giving Christ to die for us. It never pays to think of our grievances. God calls upon us to think of His mercy and His matchless love, that we may be inspired with praise.  Earnest workers have no… Continue reading

The Squeaky Wheel

The Squeaky Wheel

There it was, his new lawn mower, it was very different from what he had previously owned in the past, so as the years rolled by, and each time he mowed, he just adapted to its quirks and differences, but then came the day when he had to use another person’s mower, and then he found the difference, his was so very hard to push, so stiff and resisting, and the other persons just floated along so easily.  He had just gotten so used to pushing his stiff mower, and that was just normal to him,… Continue reading

Truth about Temptation

Truth about Temptation

Here is a summary from a Sermon that I was pointed to, and it is well worth a viewing, it is on “YouTube” – The Truth about Temptation by Daniel Pel.  Open your Bible to, James 1:12-16 “Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.  Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:  But every man… Continue reading

Overcoming Trauma

Overcoming Trauma

Here is a true story that I came across and I wish to share it here.  Elizabeth Smart is often referred to as “The girl that was kidnapped.”  You see when she was 14 years old a man from the back woods broke into her home, kidnapped her, and raced straight out the back door and disappeared with her, way back into the mountains.  When they arrived at his cabin, his wife washed her down, and then he declared the girl to be his new wife and then proceeded to act as her new husband.… Continue reading

What’s Value?

What’s Value?

This title poses a very interesting point for contemplation.  What is Value?  You see, in my Bible, I have a certain “Book Mark,” and it is an Official “Bank Note,” and it is for 10,000,000 Turkish Lira, now as one Turkish Lira often buys about $0.50 Kiwi, therefore it is situated at loosely about $5,000,000 Kiwi, which should make me a “millionaire,” or so it seems.  The only problem is, its only value is for a couple of dollars as a “piece of paper,” as it is of “No value,” it is “completely worthless.” … Continue reading

Bathurst

Bathurst

Just south of Sydney and inland from the Blue Mountains lies a lovely picturesque expansive bowl shaped valley, and right in the middle of the valley is a conical hill, with a quaint wee town nestled right up against its base, you are now in Bathurst, New South Wales.  There is only one way up and down this mountain, and over the decades, many a brave knight has mounted his trusty fire breathing steed, and has gone into battle with the mountain.  It is an interesting place to drive to, you head out right behind the town,… Continue reading

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