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I’m Just Too lazy

Lazy
My beard is beginning to grow a little longer than usual and the weather is very hot as well, so the length of my beard has been irritating me.
I was greeting at the door at church this morning and someone asked me, “Aren’t you irritated with your beard?” I responded by saying, “Yes, it is irritating me but I was too lazy to go have my hair cut and shave my beard but I’m planning to do it this evening.”
As the words fell out of my mouth it dawned on me that’s how we respond to important matters in our lives. Many things in our lives may be irritating to us to the point of discomfort but we are just too lazy to navigate our way out of them.
If you’re just too lazy to deal with the overgrown parts of your life (metaphorically speaking) then you might discover levels of discomfort and disproportion. Therefore, it’s imperative that we make the time to correct the parts of our lives that are shabby, irritating and disproportionate.

“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed– not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence– continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:12-13

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Posted by on March 6, 2016 in change

 

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An Eternal Investment

Let me know at your soonest convenience if you can assist…God Bless!

 Hello, I just thought I would drop in and remind you and thank you…

I would like to thank you again for supporting me on my previous trip to Swaziland. When I got back from that trip I put together a Newsletter giving you an idea how your support has blessed the students in Swaziland as well as myself. I want to make another request and I want to thank you for graciously lending me your ears. On 3rd June I begin teaching Systematic Theology 3 at Bethany School of Missions in Tongaat and then after that on the 10th of June 2013 I leave for Swaziland for a week to teach the same subject at the Lubumbo Baptist Church where 16 students attended in March.  Thank you for praying in this regard. I have to be self-funded for these trips therefore I write this note to you asking if you would pray and consider at least R100,00 towards these trips. Your funds go towards travel, accommodation, food, education supplies, teaching materials and instructor resources and empowerment. Although I don’t like imposing on your finances I just thought that this would be great opportunities for you to invest in. Just to refresh your memory, the link to my itinerary for Tongaat and Lubombo can be downloaded and viewed by clicking http://bit.ly/178rs43  and the newsletter of my most recent trip to Swaziland can be downloaded by clicking http://bit.ly/11rDNrE . Also, I want to remind you that your generosity has begun the start of 4 new churches since October 2014. This brings the total number of churches from this particular ministry to 13 in Swaziland and 2 in Mozambique. Praise the Lord!  If you say “YES” you can deposit your generous contribution into the following account (which is at the bottom of this page) but before you do so, please take some time to ruminate over God’s word as you consider your partnership with me.

 Some Scripture Passages to Consider as you pray about your partnership with me:

2 Corinthians 8:1-7  “And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches.  2 Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.  3 For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own,  4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the saints.  5 And they did not do as we expected, but they gave themselves first to the Lord and then to us in keeping with God’s will.  6 So we urged Titus, since he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part.  7 But just as you excel in everything– in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us–see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”

 Matthew 6:19-21  “19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

 Philippians 1:3-7  “3 I thank my God every time I remember you.  4 In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy  5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now,  6 being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  7 It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart; for whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.”

 2 Corinthians 9:6-12  “6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  7 Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  8 And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.  9 As it is written: “He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor; his righteousness endures forever.”  10 Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.  11 You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.  12 This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.”

 Banking Details

Name of Account: The Phoenix Fellowship

Name of Bank: Standard Bank –Durban North

Account Number: 25-118-776-4

Reference: SelvanTheol

 OR

 Name of Account: D. Govender

Name of Bank: Capitec Bank

Branch: Phoenix Plaza

Account Number: 1330490965

Branch Code: 470010

Reference: SelvanTheol

 Thank you for allowing me to intrude. If your answer is YES please send me a note so that I am aware of those who are partnering with me.

 
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Posted by on May 31, 2013 in General Blog

 

My Itinerary for Swaziland and Tongaat Teaching Mininstry

PDF Document – Teaching Programme for Bethany School of Missions and Lubumbo School of Missions

Word Document – Teaching Programme for Bethany School of Missions and Lubumbo School of Missions

 
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Posted by on May 30, 2013 in General Blog

 

Your Update to the March Missions Trip to Swaziland

I want to thank everyone who supported me for the Mission Trip I did to Swaziland in March. Your financial generosity is appreciated and your prayer’s and encouragements have certainly paid off. Thank you.

If you click on the link below you will be able to read my report back from Swaziland.

Missions – Theological Education in Swaziland March 2013

 
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Posted by on March 30, 2013 in General Blog

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2013 in General Blog

 

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2013 Tip # 2 – Choose Your Friends Wisely

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.” Proverbs 13:20
I Just thought I would remind how important it is that you choose the right kind of people to hang out with. Be sure to choose wise friends because by walking with them you will grow wise. And the oposite is true as well, you walk with foolish friends and you will grow foolish. The kind of relationships you have will determine how well you grow intellectualy, emotionally, volitionally and last but not least, spiritually. Perhaps you will have to decide right now how determined you are to become successful this year and that determination must drive you to choose your relationships well. It’s a tough decision but it’s a decision that your future depends on. What will it be? Do you want to hang out with the wise people or do you pefer to still hang out with those who are not taking you anywhere; the foolish people? Choose now,time is running out?

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2013 in General Blog

 

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2013 Tip # 1 – Guard Your Heart

“Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23 NIV

The Proverbs encourage us to guard our hearts. As you embark on a New Year you may have set out on this journey with new resolutions, new commitments, new passions, new resolve, or new strategies. Whatevever new way you plan to live out your life this New Year, you will not succeed unless you guard your heart.

Guarding your heart means that you must take time to understand your heart. The heart is deceitful above all things and the heart can so easily cause you to feel that it’s desires are legitimate. Because the heart is deceptive, you MUST take time to undertand it, challenge it, and fight against its ungoldy desires. Also, by guarding your heart you will become a good and faithful steward of everything else in your life.

So I leave you with this first tip for the New Year, Guard Your Heart!

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2013 in General Blog

 

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