I decided to entered a phogography contest in gurushots again. Brilliant.. I got to all star again for the challenge of flying. I’ve entered these photos before except for the helicopter one. Nice to be acknowledged again.
I posted this on bridge-pretoria.nikipress.org but I’ll post it here again. It’s been such a mission to get this network off the ground. Sometimes I think I am crazy because I slog away at it almost like someone who’s possessed. Perhaps subconsciously I have a need to succeed that I should deal with but none the less sometimes I enjoy looking at the spaghetti I’ve created. I just wonder how relevant is it in the world today ? Does anyone even care because everyone can do this. I mean everyone has a facebook account or a youtube account . People are buying micophones left right and center and everyone wants to be heard. People are addicted to popularity. They want their five seconds of fame I suppose.
Anyway.. I’ve always believed I’d make a good DJ. So as one who enjoys passing on the vibe enjoy this video.
You might want to check out bridge-pretoria.nikipress.org just to see how the network is doing. This was a social event and we’re having a good time. I walked around with a Xiami Redmi 4a. It costs 1800 rand. I want to show that it doesn’t matter what equipment you have you can still be part of this network. Cost is minimal.
Today I found out I have known Robbie Wessels for over three years. I asked him his name in church numerous times and always greeted him. I didn’t know who he was. So today we went to the 7th anniversary of our church and my mother told me that he is famous. I said ” Oh ? That’s just Robbie ” . I told him what I had said about him and he laughed . He said ” That’s the way it should be ” … Well at any rate.. At least I have a famous Friend. Meaning of Robbie ? ” English Meaning: The name Robbie is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Robbie is: Abbreviation of Robert ‘Famed; bright; shining. ”
Today while running around doing errands I decided to go see a friend of mine . He had this pigeon since birth and raised it. The sweetest thing. He sits on his head and shoulder and refuses to leave. Benito is an artist who enjoys working with quill pens. He knows how to do various kinds of arts. He is currently working on his portraiture technique. He aims to do a portrait in under 15 minutes before he will be viable economically. I think he’s ok just the way he is but his standard is very high and he demands allot from his work.
Anyway.. it’s pointless running a blog and having nothing to report everyday. I so long to get this vibe going. Bless you for reading.
Try this animation..or this one
We need to stand together and create a future worth having. This video is of farm murders and how it affects the lives of farmers.
Read the word ,
Here’s an idea , instead of going out there and looking for the most expensive bible you can get your hands on , find yourself a cheap 5$ bible. Something that has paper that reminds you of a newspaper. A cheap bible is always replaceable and you can scribble in it and make notes without worrying too much about destroying it’s value. Some of these bibles these days can cost a pretty penny.
So this is what I’ve done.. And I am enjoying it immensely. Every now and then I get a glimpse of who Jesus really is. And that’s important because you become who you behold. And I think Jesus is the coolest guy on the block.
Here is a picture of my bible. It’s one of those you buy on special at christian book shops. If you chip away at it every day you can finish it in a year or so..my goal isn’t to read the bible so I can say I’ve read it. My goal is to find Jesus in the pages and to let Him shine through me.
Repent believe and be baptized. Not Be baptized repent and believe.
I once was baptized when I was 26 years old. I was also baptized as a baby. This was the wrong way around to do things. I didn’t accept Jesus as my savior , I put my hand up to be saved but didn’t know that I had to stop striving to be saved and accept that I was saved. This caused many years of confusion and suffering. I figured out that I didn’t need to do anything to be saved and that Jesus did it all for me. So about a year after I was baptized the second time I accepted Jesus’s finished work on the cross. That was 20 years ago.
Today I sealed it with a baptism by being immersed in water. Today I obeyed the word of God. Before I was responding to a guilt trip. Shame on the pastor who preached such hog wash to me before. Now I understand better and was willing to be baptized. I felt like I came home today. I am over the finish line. From now on I walk in total victory. Not that I didn’t walk in His victory before today but I didn’t seal it by obeying the word of God. I am from above , a King in the eyes of God. I am righteous because today I identified with what Jesus did for me on the cross.
It matters not that I preached to you before. What I preached is still valid and I believed and lived it with every fiber of my being. And I stand by the fact that all you need to do is believe. Jesus fulfilled all righteousness for me even being baptized for me. So to those who simply believe, you’re still going to heaven.
I feel so relaxed now. The Kingdom of heaven is within. You too can be saved and your conscience be made clean before God by accepting that Jesus died for your sins and rose again. You don’t need to stress to impress God . Jesus paid for every mistake you’re even going to make. You can be righteous too. Accept His offer of salvation. Forget trying to join clubs or being invited into some kind of fraternity . Step into Christ by receiving what Jesus did for us. He died for you and rose from that death for your justification meaning , you are set free from all guilt. He justified you by coming back from the dead. This means it’s just as if you didn’t sin.
Do you understand that all you have to do is trust what He did ? you don’t have to walk around with a religious mindset wondering if you’re being watched to see what mistakes you’re making or not making. You too can have eternal life by simply trusting what Jesus did for you. You can become a new creation in Christ Jesus.
Yours in His Service
There is a word I stumbled on , that I usually just read over but don’t pay much attention to. That word is prudence. Prudence according to collins dictionary is :
prudently adverb [usually ADVERB with verb]
So showing care and thought for the future is to be prudent
noun: prudence; plural noun: prudences
the quality of being prudent; cautiousness.
“we need to exercise prudence in such important matters”
synonyms: wisdom, judgement, good judgement, judiciousness, sagacity, shrewdness, advisability, common sense, sense More
antonyms: folly, recklessness
The interesting thing about the use of the word prudence is that it’s use has declined throughout the last two hundred years.
I was reading proverbs 7 and 8 and discovered ” I prudence dwell with wisdom ” .
12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Isn’t it interesting ? I used to say , ” I am slow , thoughtful and circumspect ” . And I prided myself on it. But lately , with all the internet convenience and rush to see that latest post by so and so..I’ve progressively become less and less prudent. I think the whole reason why there is a decline in moral values is because people are less and less prudent. They act without thinking of the consequences of their actions. We surely must take heed to the trend. We need wisdom now more than ever.
And good wisdom is always used in conjunction with prudence. We need to fear the consequence of our actions enough to be prudent. Now I am not saying that you all are not prudent. I think that you’re all great people. But isn’t it time we stood back long enough to see ourselves in the mirror and acknowledge who we see standing there ? ” And make that change ? ” – to quote Michael Jackson.
So I was thinking , Right , and these days it doesn’t happen too often but yeah , was thinking.
I decided when I was in standard 4 that I wanted to be a doctor. I told my school teacher. Before I could realize it I was called to the principals office and was told that I am too stupid to be a doctor. I remember saying ” I am only 10 ” ..I have my entire school career left to make my marks better. But she insisted that I am too stupid to be a doctor. So I asked her if I could be a dentist and she told me that dentists and doctors study the same things and I am not clever enough for that either.
The reason why I thought I’d make a good doctor was because my marks had improved significantly since I was in standard two. I really thought I could do it. I decided to study harder to make my marks good enough to be a doctor. I could not get into the top 20 of my standard all the time I was in high school. It was devastating to my aspirations to be a doctor.
But here’s the deal. The only reason I studied harder in the first place ,before I told the teacher I wanted to be a doctor , was because I had shamed my parents by stealing a radio controlled car from a toy store. I was caught and so I decided that I was a bad boy and I needed to study harder to make my parents proud of me. And why had I stolen the toy car ? I believed I wasn’t loved enough by my father and thought I’d steal my own toys seeing as how he never wanted to buy me any. So what I really wanted was my dad’s love. I was working for love. This is what I was doing.
And so …many many years later I remembered the words of Jesus . He said ” whoever wants to save his life will lose it and whoever wants to lose his life will save it. ” And so.. I went to a garden and pondered on these words and I realized what they meant was that I had to let go. And so I did let go. Over the course of the following three days I let go. At the end of the third day I found the biggest love enter into me. I was filled with love and then I realized that there isn’t anything wrong with my life and that I had found who I am in Christ. My new identity is LOVE , I had found my father.
So really , becoming a doctor wasn’t what I was after. I was after what was there all along and I have the perfect identity in Him anyway. We are not called to become doctors , we are called to become Christ.