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Moses realised that without the presence of God going with him, he was in trouble. He just couldn't do it in his own strength and abilities. What he needed daily was the presence of God.Listen to podcast:  I Am Not Going Unless YOU Are GoingExodus 33:16 (NKJV) For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”Moses was desperate not to do anything in life unless God Almighty was with him every day. He recognized that the calling and purpose on his life required God being with Him all the time. In his own strength, he would crumble and not succeed with the great task at hand.  The Lord's response was very meaningful to Moses.Exodus 33:17 (NKJV) So the Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”What a powerful response by God. "You have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name."  Just reading that makes me...

If you want to stand and withstand the challenges and storms that life has to offer, let me share some practical thoughts with you. On 22 February 2013, it was the 2nd anniversary of the devastating Christchurch earthquake where 182 people lost their lives.  Everyone's lives were impacted in one form or another.  We all felt the impact of this catastrophic event.  But so many lessons can be learnt.  From a structural design point of view, a lot of buildings that came down or had to be demolished had very poor or inadequate foundations.  This compromised the stability of the structure above the ground. I felt a stirring to encourage and challenge people to make sure that their foundations go deep into the ground so that when life's storms, challenges and earthquakes arrive you can stand and withstand whatever comes your way.  In Christchurch today, they are driving wooden pylons down into the ground until they hit the rock.  Alternatively, very deep holes are dug until rock is reached. Steel and concrete are poured to establish firm and a solid foundation.  This will then be able to support the structure above the ground.Let me encourage you to go DEEPER in...

I have so enjoyed this series.  This is the last one entitled Will you marry me?  The focus will be on marriage. The creator of the universe, God, always had marriage in mind when He created us.Mark 10:6-9 (NKJV) ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, 8 and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9 Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”God joins a man and a woman in a covenant of marriage and the two become one in every area and facet of life.  It's no longer ME, but WE.FIVE IMPORTANT FOUNDATIONS OF A MARRIAGE1. CovenantGod joins a man and a woman in a covenant marriage.  The opposite of covenant is a contract. Here are some basic differences between a contract and a covenant.Contract:  agreement, protecting their rights, limiting their responsibilities, safeguarding their interest, break contract at anytime.  Covenant:  relationship,  solemn and binding,  serving each other (as king and queen),  two partners and their God,  lifetime commitment.  Divorce is NEVER an option.This is the first foundation of a marriage.  Its a covenant relationship until Jesus calls the husband or the wife home.2. CommunicationOne of the...

I have so enjoyed preparing for this series "Will You".   Read the summary of the first message entitled Will You Be My Friend as this lays a foundation to the message Will You Be My Valentine.Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from the Lord.What a powerful verse.  It gives us some insights into friendships and relationships. It says that he (male) must find a wife (female) which results in favour from God.  Men are suppose to take the role of a hunter and go and find, look for or pursue a lady that he will eventually take as his wife.  If he is the hunter, then the lady is the hunted.  In other words, women need to take every opportunity to release the fragrance of who they are around the hunters.  This is not only their outer beauty, but the most important is their inner beauty.The key question for Christian men is 'where must I hunt? and for Christian women is 'where do I need to place myself to be hunted?'  As Christians, we need to find someone of the same faith.  Someone who truly loves Jesus with all his/her heart, soul...