THE CHRISTIAN WALK, The Simple Life

God’s Word Is True


The last few months have been very interesting. I have never had a time of such great anticipation or anxiety at the same time. My few years on this planet have been very engaging and demanding for I have had to stand and believe in God for myself and let go of my parent’s faith. In the recent past so much has been at a stand still yet God has continued to speak more often and louder than ever before. He has confirmed His word to us and over our nation repeatedly yet so many of us have missed it. We have been caught up  focusing on our daily needs and personal desires and have even converted them to be what the Lord is saying. Many times we have heard God according to what we wanted and not according to He was actually saying.

In early Dec 2012, I found Him asking me to be still and seek the place of peace in Him. It was to be that in this place of peace I would find clarity and direction. Yes, clarity and direction. Suffice it to say that for a couple of weeks I was indeed able to hold on and keep the peace as instructed. However, things changed in the new year and the road was fraught with an abundance of challenges. Things that had already been agreed on and seemingly established shook and fell apart. Different things happened in my economic, social and political life that I could not see the hand of God as clearly as before. I felt blind and like I was flailing outside on a cloudy, dark, moonless night.

I lost traction and many times wondered whether there was really truth  in God’s word and if I really could be certain of the same. This led to a period of oscillating between abundant and believable truth and conviction to abundant doubt and questions. I hesitate as I use the word doubt because I don’t really think it was that. In my heart of hearts I knew He is God and doesn’t lie but life was making His word look like a figment of my imagination. Then again, is wondering about the realities of life and what will happen in the future the same as doubt????? Could be…the jury is out on that one for me.

All the same, I reached an impasse in my life and decided that if God said it then no man can change it and I would not allow the challenges in my way to overwhelm me any more and drown out the word of God. Believe me when I say this was easier said than done. No sooner had I decided to hold on regardless of the happenings of life than all the dams of trouble and struggle broke open. Cash was suddenly super tight, work was MIA, the political scenario went into limbo and many other things I would rather not document. So here I was, having made a public declaration of my walk of faith and suddenly everything I believed was called into question.

It hasn’t been easy since then but I have continued to walk. As often as doubt surfaced in my mind I simply reminded God that He said and He promised and I would stand on His promises even if I looked like a fool. Due dates came and went, payments were still delayed. work was still MIA and the political situation was still in disarray but I chose to stand and believe the word of God. In this on-going process I have learnt a couple of profound things that I would like to share today:

  1. Many are the plans of man but God is the executor – Proverbs 19:20-22 – the question I had to ask myself was whether I was looking at my plans of working on the plans of God. Had I passed my plans by Him for confirmation or was I going full steam ahead in my own ways. 
  2. The activities of my life were determined long before my conception and birth and my destiny sealed. I must therefore connect to Christ the source to unlock the truth and full meaning of that – Psalms 139:16: Jeremiah 29:10-12
  3. God is looking for a remnant to stand in faith so that His will and purpose will come to pass. I am delivered to this earth with a definite role to fulfill – Exodus 9:16 – But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.

As I found myself in this place I struggled to make head or tail of the situation. To be honest there have been times when I have despaired but God in His love and mercy has renewed me through His children. A word in season; a prayer on time; an encouragement said without really understanding the gravity; among many more. So I now live with the daily reminder that I am not as big or strong as I had always thought I was. I realise that I stand because of the love, compassion and strength of my loving Father in heaven. I stand because my destiny has not been completed and I stand because of the certainty of my calling. I realise a fresh that no matter what I find along the way, I must choose to stand in the place that God has called me stand and give up what He has asked me to give up. I realise that I am as frail as the next person and I walk by grace. It is therefore my humble submission that I must be different and it must show in my walk

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He reminds me many things these days through song so I share another onetoday:

‘All God’s Promises Are True’ By Shannon Wexelberg:

When the new day begins
Lord, Your mercies are new again
How my heart overflows with thanks to my King
When the night closes in
I’m so grateful You are my Friend
You said that You’d never leave
and Lord I believe — Lord, I believe

All your promises are true
I will lift up my eyes to You
For You’re all that I need
And my faith I receive
the wonderful things You will do.
All your promises are true; 

I will lift up my eyes to You.
When my heart starts to fail,
Lord, Your strength will prevail,
And all You have said You will do
Your promises are true DSC09385

When the new day begins
Lord, Your mercies are new again
How my heart overflows with thanks to my King
When the night closes in
I’m so grateful You are my Friend
You said that You’d never leave
and Lord I believe — Lord, I believe

All your promises are true
I will lift up my eyes to You
For You’re all that I need
And my faith I receive
the wonderful things You will do.

All your promises are true;
I will lift up my eyes to You.
When my heart starts to fail,
Lord, Your strength will prevail,
And all You have said You will do DSC09292
Your promises are true

They are comfort and healing
Strength for the journey
Hope for the hopeless
Glad for the mourning
Life and salvation
Power and victory

Lord, I believe, Lord I believe 

They are comfort and healing
Strength for the journey
Hope for the hopeless
Glad for the mourning
Life and salvation DSC09367
Power and victory
Lord, I believe, Lord I believe

All your promises are true
I will lift up my eyes to You
For You’re all that I need
And my faith I receive
the wonderful things You will do.
All your promises are true;
I will lift up my eyes to You.

When my heart starts to fail,
Lord, Your strength will prevail,
And all You have said You will do…(I know You will do)

All your promises are true lovely
I will lift up my eyes to You
For You’re all that I need

And my faith I receive
the wonderful things You will do. (I know You do)


All your promises are true;
I will lift up my eyes to You.
When my heart starts to fail, 

Lord, Your strength will prevail, 

And all You have said You will do
Your promises are true…(Your promises are true)
Your promises are true…(Oh, I know they’re true)
Your promises are true…(I believe, O Lord)
Your promises are true

Amen.my oh my

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