Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Does it count...

being a confessing, practicing follower of Jesus?
So often Christians will hide their lamp under the bushel in fear of ridicule and persecution in the workplace when in fact that is where Gos has asked them to be disciples.
I used to be like that until God filled my life and heart with the realization of his love and that nothing in creation can tear me away from his hands because of what Jesus did for me on the cross. Because of this I cannot keep it for myself anymore, I have to tell others and show God's love in my life.
Today I got an e-mail from a co-worker that confirmed that I have not been bold in vain... God lets us get a pat on the back once in a while.

Soms is n mens se lewe vol glasstukke,
Wat baie seer en diep sny,
Maar die Here skraap al die stukkies glas bymekaar
Herrangskik dit en maak die mooiste mosaiek daaruit.
Dis hoekom jy so 'n mooi mens is,
Jy het toegelaat dat GOD jou skep, Elke dag!

Geniet jou dag en dankie dat jy‑so spesiaal is..
Moenie vandag probeer om GOD se hand vas te hou nie...
Laat Hy joune vashou! Hy doen die hou werk,
doen jy net die vertrou werk.

Dankie…vir 2010 sonder jou hulp sou ek dit nooit
gemaak het nie met al sy draaie en grille nie.

Geniet die feestyd.
Ontspan en rus…baie dat ons weer saam 2011 kan aanpak.


For non Afrikaans viewers here is the translation;

Sometimes a person's life is filled with shards of glass,
That cut painfully and deep,
But the Lord scrapes all the shards together,
rearranges them to make a most beautiful mosaic form the glass.

That is why you are a special person,
You let God reshape you, every day!

Enjoy your day and thank you for being so special.
Do not try to hold on to God's hand today...
Let Him hold yours! He does the holding,
you just do the trusting.

Thanks for 2010, without your help we would not have made it through with all the twists and turns during the year
Enjoy the festive time, relax and rest a lot so that we can tackle 2011 together.

So go and be disciples to all you meet, God will hold your hand and be your strength in this world.
"Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self..." –C.S. Lewis

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