Time Flies!

We have let over half a year go by without writing or sharing anything.

There is still much to be written about – but sometimes it all feels too big, too hard, and that recurring nagging thought of, “Are my thoughts on topic X really worth sharing???” has to be battled with.

Busyness of life, has kept us from sharing. When we finally do catch up with each other we often say how we must get back to the blog.

Challenging what we once thought was true has been scary and tiring, but too often to ignore it has been so freeing.

Doubt creeps in often – “If I got it wrong the first time why do I think I have got it right this time? And where will it end?” Like layers of an onion, you peel, going deeper, and deeper till what are you left holding onto?

Faith feels weak. You wonder in questioning such things whether you are walking away from your Saviour and slipping off that straight and narrow. Then a tiny glint of hope reminds us that it is He who has got us. Phew!

– Leanne

Her Weakness or Sin?

medium_god-created-man-male-and-female-what-does-it-mean-to-be-complementarianI think I have pretty much written enough about Adam the man. But I need to say some more concerning the woman.

To recap briefly, the Bible, as previously stated, gives us 11 scripture verses revealing Adam’s sin and culpability concerning the ‘fall’ account of Genesis contrasted with the total of 3 scripture verses concerning the woman’s fall into sin, via deception. Though scripture doesn’t explicitly say Adam was a part of the deception in her eating of the fruit (verses clearly identify the serpent as deceiving her) there is room to wonder with his involvement because of:

  1. the text within the Genesis account indicating all was not well with Adam’s heart toward God (Gen 2:18).
  2. her incomplete version of God’s command as given by him.

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Aasia Bibi -Thursday 13 October !!

Image result for faithful prayerContinue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. Hebrews 13:3

 

Urgent – Aasia Bibi‘s final appeal takes place Thursday 13 October- tomorrow (Pakistan is approx. 8 hours behind Auckland NZ). Please call on YHVH for grace on her! Leanne wrote about Aasia previously at Keep on praying
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A Foot in the Door…

n-polygamy-628x314When posting ‘A Normal Family?’ yesterday, I was in shock more or less for this to be on national TV here in NZ, utterly flabbergasted as it seemed so wrong on so many levels!! The following night NZ Hub’s –Story visited and filmed the family in situ. It continues to generate a lot of heated discussion on their Facebook page, with some good comments for victim support present. Public shock factor has definitely made it a winner for Story. During and after the ‘home visit’ video the following night, much discussion was had within our family. An awful sense of a door having just been opened… beginning the machination of public acceptance…  Continue reading

Ephesians 5:33

marketing-automation-and-reputation-managementIt seems for a while now that I’m always late, not quite up with the play, one step behind so to speak. Yesterday for example, September 19, 2016 was a good day to write a post, as it was ‘Suffrage’ day – the day to remember and celebrate when New Zealand women gained the right to vote in 1893! This is celebrated all the more here in New Zealand, as we were the first self-governing country in the world to extend this right to all women! Pat on the back for NZ and all other countries who have done likewise, unfortunately voting for women has still some way to go in this world and we need to remember and pray for those whose rights of equality are withheld by their countries tradition and rule.

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Love Versus Self-Esteem

I was wondering about this recent perspective that has developed (since the sixties) in the world and has infiltrated the body of Christ as well.

In today’s life we are told that people do horrible things because of low self-esteem -if we can only build someone’s self-esteem, they will be positive and will make the right choices. However, God in His word, says the exact opposite. He says – all of us are sinners (Romans 3: 23), that we love ourselves (Ephesians 5:29) and it doesn’t matter how much we try and change our actions, heart, or our behavior, we can’t. Sometimes we can pretend to ourselves we have changed – but it is not permanent (Romans 7:18-20).

“Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Romans 7:24)

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