Friday, December 06, 2013

Hidden in the lyrics... hidden in the life...

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I'm listening to music as I ponder the passing of Nelson Mandela, reflecting on his life and how he lived, a man just like me, with foibles and faults but also a man that from what I have read pondered on the word of God and on his release acted on this. For this we are grateful. Let us cherish the best of his life as a country.

Now it struck me that often a song that I like has hidden in the lyrics words from God... this is one such. By the way the singer is from what I have read also a Christian.

In a world of desire,
oh who would come and catch you when you fall
in the wind and the fire?
oh who would come to save you?


High above any danger…
Locked inside the tower of your mind,
dreams are veiled; passion blinded.
Safe from fear and fire.

Oh who will find me?
In your midnight eyes, I see a summer sunrise.
Fly far beyond these silver winter skies.
I see a beautiful life. Oh, come and get away.

Do you see the horizon?
Walk upon the water, you will find
all is still and yet alive
in the morning light.

Oh who will find me?
In your midnight eyes, I see a summer sunrise.
Fly far beyond these silver winter skies.
I see a beautiful life. Oh, come and get away.

Dance dance in the morning light.
Open your darkened eyes.
Hey, hey, it’s a beautiful day.
It’ll be ok. It’ll be ok.

Take a look, spin around, this is where I find you… where the roses bloom.
Leave your cares, leave your fears, leave them all behind you… yeayah.
It’s a beautiful day in the city of shining light.
It’s a beautiful day. This is where I find you… yeayah


Jesus walked on water and he is the Light and he promises that we will be with him in the City of Light one day.
Just as Jesus gives us hope for a life everlasting we pray that Madiba's life wil inspire others too.


So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. 
2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Euphoria

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Euphoria - Loreen (Eurovision 2012)

Why, why cant this moment last forevermore?
Tonight, tonight eternity's an open door
No, don't ever stop doing the things you do.
Dont go, in every breath I take I'm breathing you
Euphoria
Forever, till the end of time
From now on, only you and I
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Euphoria
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
We are here, were all alone in our own Universe,
We are free, where everything's allowed and love comes first,
Forever and ever together, we sail into infinity,
We're higher and higher and higher, we're reaching for divinity.
Euphoria
Forever, till the end of time
From now on, only you and I
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Euphoria
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Forever we sail into infinity,
Were higher, were reaching for divinity
Euphoria, euphoria
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Euphoria.
An everlasting piece of art
A beating love within my heart
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up
Euphoria, euphoria
We're going up-up-up-up-up-up-up

Songwriters
G-SON, THOMAS / G-SON, THOMAS / BOSTROEM, PETER LARS / ENGSTROEM, JOEL NILS BERTIL

I only found this epic singer's songs this weekend... I must get back to music more often.
"Sometimes, I wish you'd pay more attention to my favorite songs because the lyrics sing words I'm too scared to say" - Unknown 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We remember today...

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Let us always keep doing so. What happened that day was one of those turning points in history.
As I mentioned in another post on this same day.
The day the world changed and we all knew the face of evil... and the face of Love.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Taken, blessed, broken, given

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Watch it all...
 
Lord let me also be like the bread of communion. 
"And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body." Matthew 26:26

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Worthy is the Lamb.

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Alleluia
Alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns

Alleluia
Alleluia
For the Lord God Almighty reigns

Alleluia
Holy
Holy are You Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb

You are holy
Holy are you Lord God Almighty
Worthy is the Lamb
Worthy is the Lamb

Amen

Michael W. Smith 

Or the original Latin version.



Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei, qui tollis peccata mundi, dona nobis pacem.

which means:

    Lamb of God, you who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
    Lamb of God, you who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy upon us.
    Lamb of God, you who takes away the sins of the world, grant us peace. 

Truly our Lord Jesus is worthy... let us remember this this Sunday.

Friday, August 09, 2013

May we pray this...

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song every day.
 
If We've Ever Needed you - Casting Crowns:

Hear our cry, Lord we pray,
Our faces down, our hands are raised,
You called us out, we turned away, we've turned away.

With ship wrecked faith, idols rise,
We do what is right, in our own eyes,
Our children now, will pay the price,
We need Your light, Lord, shine Your light.

If we've ever needed You, Lord, it's now, Lord, it's now,
We are desperate for Your hand, we're reachin' out, we're reachin' out.

All our hearts, all our strength,
With all our minds, we're at Your fate,
May Your Kingdom come, in our hearts and lives,
Let Your Church arise, let Your Church arise!

If we've ever needed You, Lord, it's now, Lord, it's now,
We are desperate for Your hand, we're reachin' out, we're reachin' out, we're reachin' out

If we've ever needed You, Lord, it's now, Lord, it's now,
We're are desperate for Your hand, we're reachin' out, we're reachin' out,
If we've ever needed You, Lord, it's now, Lord, it's now,
We are desperate for Your hand, we're reachin' out, we're reachin' out

We need You now
Revive us now
We need You now  

"I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications."
 
Psalm 116:1

Friday, July 19, 2013

Great music!

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A great song! Just to show that Christian music is just as great as any other!
Newsboys - Live With Abandon (Official Lyric Video) from newsboys on GodTube.

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 ESV

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Flooded with thanks and praise...

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This morning I had to go in to work before Church, decided to use Shrek but after unlocking the gate the dirt called, filled up the bike and then let the front wheel dictate... After a while I stopped to take these pictures as they seemed to be appropriate with how I feel, blessed and flooded with God's Grace and Mercy. Somehow this song just describes the joy and peace I have as well as the praise I give to God for his mark in my life. 
 
David Crowder Band Everything Glorious
Songwriters: LINDEN, COLIN KENDALL / WEIDER, JIM


The day is brighter here with You
The night is lighter than it's hue
Would lead me to believe
Which leads me to believe

(chorus)
You make everything glorious
You make everything glorious
You make everything glorious
And I am Yours
What does that make me?

My eyes are small but they have seen
The beauty of enormous things
Which leads me to believe
There's light enough to see that

(chorus)
You make everything glorious
You make everything glorious
You make everything glorious
And I am Yours

From glory to glory
You are glorious You are glorious
From glory to glory
You are glorious. You are glorious
Which leads me to believe
Why I can believe that


You make everything glorious
You make everything glorious
You make everything glorious
And I am Yours
You make everything glorious
You make everything glorious
You make everything glorious
And I am Yours

From glory to glory From glory to glory
You are glorious. You are glorious.
You are glorious. You are glorious.

You make everything glorious
You make everything glorious
You make everything glorious
And I am Yours


1 O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

2 The Lord hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

3 He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

4 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

5 Sing unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

6 With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.

7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

8 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

9 Before the Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.
Psalm 98 King James

Friday, July 12, 2013

God of wonders...

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Truly he is! 
Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. Psalm 40:5

Friday, June 07, 2013

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"Insanity of God" from imb connecting on Vimeo.
This book is inspirational, a must read!

"Be faithful, even to the point of death . . ."
Revelation 2:10

Friday, May 24, 2013

My question???

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If they are so anguished by the extremists why do we not see them protesting the atrocities committed by the so called "hijackers" of their religion in the streets?

Read the whole article posted by Melanie Phillips here...
"Today, I was contacted by someone from a Muslim family whose name is known to me but whose identity I will protect. His message in response to the Woolwich atrocity is so important, and so heartfelt and anguished, that I reproduce it here."

Maybe then we will start thinking that it is a religion of peace?
Why are they so afraid? I'll let their book speak...
Qur'an (4:89) - "They wish that you should disbelieve as they disbelieve, and then you would be equal; therefore take not to yourselves friends of them, until they emigrate in the way of God; then, if they turn their backs, take them, and slay them wherever you find them; take not to yourselves any one of them as friend or helper."

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Trance for Christ

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this is an awesome remix of Matthew Parkers great song "I am Yours"

Thank you DJ Jireh...for making Trance with the message of the Gospel. Heavenly Trance indeed!

Here, here I am
Take my hand and fill me with your spirit, Lord
I am yours
And I'll do what you command
Coz I am yours, I am yours
Here I am, Lord
I am yours

There's nothing that I'd rather do then follow you
You bought me with your blood and I belong to you
Here I am, all of me, I give myself completely, Lord
Take my hand, I want to be, wholly, wholly, wholly yours

Here, here I am
Take my hand and fill me with your spirit, Lord

Here, here I am
Take my hand and fill me with your spirit, Lord
I am yours
And I'll do what you command
Coz I am yours, I am yours
Here I am, Lord
I am yours

"Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world." Martin Luther

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

White Flag

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"White Flag" Chris Tomlin, from the album Burning Lights

The battle rages on
As storm and tempest roar
We cannot win this fight
Inside our rebel hearts
We're laying down our weapons now

We raise our white flag
We surrender
All to You
All for You

We raise our white flag
The war is over
Love has come
Your love has won

Here on this Holy ground
You made a way for peace
Laying your body down
You took our rightful place
This freedom song is marching on

We raise our white flag
We surrender
All to You
All for You

We raise our white flag
The war is over
Love has come
Your love has won

Your love has won

We lift the cross
Lift it high lift it high [x8]

We raise our white flag
We surrender
All to You
All for You

We raise our white flag
The war is over
Love has come
Your love has won

We raise our white flag
We surrender
All to You
All for You

We raise our white flag
The war is over
Love has come
Your love has won

We lift the cross
Lift it high lift it high [x4] 
I love this song... It describes how we should surrender to God and lay everything at his feet.
"We raise our white flag, the war is over, Love has come, Your love has won!"

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Gonna mis you Myoo...

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Always Photogenic
Always ready for something silly
Stunning eyes.
Always finding a weird place to take a nap.
Myoo 19/07/2004 - 07/05/2013 Nine happy years.
And something she liked doing as well when I was using the computer...
"I have my favorite cat, who is my paperweight, on my desk while I am writing." Ray Bradbury

Monday, April 29, 2013

The theme song form MMC Karoo 2013

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Genoeg is genoeg! Enough is enough! It is time to stand for Jesus and our values and not to be afraid to proclaim who we belong to!

Matthew 7:15-20

New King James Version (NKJV)

You Will Know Them by Their Fruits

15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19
"Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them."

Friday, March 29, 2013

Jesus Messiah

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Love so amazing!

Friday, March 15, 2013

You will never again wake up With silence in your heart

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"Silence In Your Heart"

You will never again wake up
With silence in your heart
You will never again wake up
With silence in your heart

You will never again wake up
With silence in your heart

You will never again wake up
With your whole world torn apart
And I will be your shelter and
These tears will be your last
You will never again wake up
With silence in your heart

And I will be your shelter and
These tears will be your last
You will never again wake up
With silence in your heart

You will never again wake up
With silence in your heart
You will never again wake up
With your whole world torn apart
And I will be your shelter and
These tears will be your last
You will never again wake up
With silence in your heart


Who will be your shelter? Who will mend your shattered world? Who will wipe away your tears?
For me the answer is plain to see... Jesus my Savoir! So my heart cannot stay silent anymore!
Amazing how the lyrics echo the word of God and the music itself has this amazing uplifting beat that makes one want to dance and shout out for joy!
Sing to the Lord with grateful praise; make music to our God on the harp. Psalm 147

Friday, February 22, 2013

Is the sun going to sleep?

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The video:
  

  • Composer: Tuomas Holopainen
  • Lyrics by: Tuomas Holopainen
"Sleeping Sun"
The sun is sleeping quietly
Once upon a century
Wistful oceans calm and red
Ardent caresses laid to rest

For my dreams I hold my life
For wishes I behold my night
The truth at the end of time
Losing faith makes a crime

I wish for this night-time
to last for a lifetime
The darkness around me
Shores of a solar sea
Oh how I wish to go down with the sun
Sleeping
Weeping
With you

Sorrow has a human heart
From my god it will depart
I'd sail before a thousand moons
Never finding where to go

Two hundred twenty-two days of light
Will be desired by a night
A moment for the poet's play
Until there's nothing left to say

I wish for this night-time...

I wish for this night-time...


The science:

The pictures show very few sunspots for what should be the most active part of the sunspot cycle, many scientists now believe that this is cooling our planet due to lower levels of radiaton from the sun.

We should not let politicians jump to conclusions...

"As a species, we human beings have become so blind with conceit and self-love that we genuinely believe that the fate of the planet is in our hands — when the reality is that everything, or almost everything, depends on the behavior and caprice of the gigantic thermonuclear fireball around which we revolve." 

Monday, February 18, 2013

When you see a big flash in the sky...

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duck... wait for the boom... then take a look outside.
Rule #1 from the Meteor Strike Survival Guide, adapted from the "How to survive a nuclear strike handbook.". 
Jokes aside it must have been an awesome and somewhat frightening experience to have been in the Ural mountains Friday last week.
This all happened while MD and I were on our way to a real Boeretroue in Hoopstad. For those that have not attended one and wish to maintain some form of diet... do not accept the invitation!
It was virtually non stop eating from the moment we arrived on the farm until we left on Sunday morning late. Biltong by the bucket load and other delights, then at the reception even more followed by salads and bykosse to die for and enough braai to feed a small army.


Coming back to the meteor... it reminds me of this passage from Matthew 24;
36 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. 

Let us therefore be prepared and live our lives as if each day is the day we will meet Jesus face to face.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Walking in His Will...

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Without Faith this would be impossible to do.
Hebrews 11.1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Probably the most profound truth in a short sentence.
We believe in something that is foolishness for those still walking in darkness or those that have rejected the gift of Love Divine.
When the world throws it's disbelief at you keep in mind this verse and remember that you have the Word of God to fall back on. However when one considers that in the time of Acts the New Testament was still largely inaccessible or unwritten, all those Christians had was Faith in what they had heard from other followers of Jesus and the support of fellow believers. 
Verse 6 explains this process as well.
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Our Faith is what opens up our walk in His will and enables us to be the tools that the Holy Spirit can use to be an example to others.

Remember... our God is the God of Angel Armies, whom shall we fear? Enjoy the video and hope it will inspire you to walk in His will this year.
 

Chris Tomlin - Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)

You hear me when I call
You are my morning song
Though darkness fills the night
It cannot hide the light
Whom shall I fear

You crush the enemy
Underneath my feet
You are my Sword and Shield
Though trouble lingers still
Whom shall I fear

Chorus:
I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always on my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a Friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

My strength is in Your name
For You alone can save
You will deliver me
Yours is the victory

Chorus:
I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always on my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a Friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side
Whom shall I fear
Whom shall I fear

Bridge:
And nothing formed against me shall stand
You hold the whole world in Your hands
I’m holding onto Your promises
You are faithful
You are faithful
You are faithful

Chorus:
I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always on my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a Friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

Chorus:
I know Who goes before me
I know Who stands behind
The God of angel armies
Is always on my side
The One who reigns forever
He is a Friend of mine
The God of angel armies
Is always by my side


The God of angel armies is always by my side