This is awesome! What Love is by Jaeson Ma.
This is our first attempt at vlogging. enjoy! (or not) Note to self: don’t jump onto a polished coffee table with socks…
Our fast-paced society drills it into our systems, that we always have to get stuff done, and be efficient, and not waste time. This microwave meal culture tells us that time is money. And hence, we treat our time spent with God the same way. I agree that we shouldn’t waste any time, as our time here on earth is already so short, but time spent with our heavenly Dad is not time wasted – this time is Honey. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! Psalm 119:103
I’ve always found, that the more time I waste spending intimate times with God, the more Glorious His presence becomes! I think our Father honours it when we “waste” our time on Him, like the lady who “wasted” her expensive perfume on Jesus. Isn’t it great how God’s economy just works differently?!
We’re so proud of our Dad who came up with the DAD initiative. He was on USA national television recently. Check out:
See www.livinghope.co.za for more details about the DAD project.
Why stay in the R of SA?? It’s a question many people have been/are asking
themselves. In my case, with a Dutch passport, the world is my oyster.
So why stay in the R of SA?
The last few years have seen a trend of South African’s leaving the
country for supposed “greener pastures”. The reason I say “supposed”
is because often those greener pastures might not be as green as you
think. As this is a bit of a sensitive subject, I want to add a disclaimer to
this post: I might use some generalisation and the things I say don’t
necessarily apply to everyone.
But I have been saddened by how many people have left this beautiful
country. Not only because it can’t be good for the general growth of
the country, but also to see so many families spread out across the
world – I’m sure you can relate to this. Personally – three of my
siblings live in Europe, and my brother and sister in law in Canada. I
really do miss them a lot.
I think it comes down to one thing for me – calling. I feel God has
called me to serve him here, specifically in Cape Town. The sad thing
for me is that so many people making decisions on whether to stay or
not, don’t base those decisions on calling, but on other things. I’d
love to say that I can understand it if people move because they don’t
feel safe, or the instability of the country. But unfortunately I
can’t. I’d love to say that I can understand it if people move because
of better job opportunities or career paths. But unfortunately I
I believe we should base our decisions on the calling that God has for
our lives. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do
good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.Eph2:10
All countries have their own set of problems. And, using the common
church lingo, if you’ve found the perfect place, it won’t be perfect
anymore because you’ve arrived. Other countries might lead us to a
more comfortable life-style, but last time I checked, following Jesus
doesn’t mean living a more comfortable life. In fact, the Bible says
things like “take up your cross” and “die to self”.
What do you think? Would love to hear from some people what their views are.