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Just sharing a few thoughts from my notes (rather indecipherable)…

as inspired by a sermon from Bobby Schuller on the Hour of Power

Sunday 13 Feb

enjoy and be inspired


moon on the water at Tolaga Bay

Jesus came into the world to show us what God is like. Jesus reveals what God, The Father is like… and YOU can (and choose to) reveal (in society’s eyes) what Jesus is like. That’s His expectation. You represent Jesus…today.

Jesus had a uniquely close and intimate relationship with God, the Father

(“I am what God is like”)

see Matthew 11: 25-30 *

*  a defining verse in Jesus’ ministry (together with John 3:16,17)

You are the light of the world… Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
– Matthew 5: 14-16 (NKJV)

HOW do you do that?

In other words, how to live your life by following the example of Jesus Christ?
* help others
* help heal and comfort the wounded of society and our own wounds will be healed
* be hospitable and kind
* make people feel included and that they belong somewhere

* listen to peoples concerns and worries – really care

* remember, it’s not your achievements that count, but the difference you make in people’s lives

* learn and grow (continually) along life’s journey
“Giant strides start with small steps”

Just do what is right and (like a moth) be drawn to that light
“Love guides us into holiness.”



You can be a light shining in the darkness of the world.

Shine your own bright light on humanity!



“A writer’s dreams
To God, be the Honour and Glory.

“Christianity is simply God reaching out (to mankind) and seeking us.”


“Christianity is simply God reaching out (to mankind)  and seeking us.”


“Jesus makes God real to me.”

God of Justice

from http://www.mup.org.nz/podcast/

Hope it’s not too “heavy, heavy religious” for you

“Those whio stand up for justice will be always be on the right side of history.”

– Dr Martin Luther-King

from http://www.drmartinlutherking.wordpress,com

Truth and love will always prevail over lies and hate.”

– Vaclev Havel , former President of Chezoslovakia and playright

from http://www.wemustnothate.wordpress.com


Make yourself available to God

Use me to make a difference, Lord!


let me be a channel for Your peace,  for Your Infinite Love and Light to flow through to everyone

“Jesus Makes God Real to Me”


“Jesus Makes God Real to Me”

from  https://amyjourneyoffaith.wordpress.com/

“Let the light of your BEING shine brightly; so revealing Who You Really Are. Be a Bringer of the Light, which emanates from our soul, God, our Creator, the Source, the Essence of Life (and Ground of our very Being). Therefore, it can do more than illuminate your own path.YOUR spirit will help makes the lives of others easier by illuminating others paths. For this light is our humanity, the spirit of God, truth, wisdom, beauty and especially love…and it lies within each one of us. Through your actions and your being, let your light, YOUR spirit truly shine brightly on the world, like the radiance emitted by a candle at midnight.”

– c (as adapted from Neale Donald Walsh in ‘Conversations with God Book 3’).

“God’s strategy is people…”

picture above (anon “ordinary normal-looking person” chosen at random from my collection of “pics”)
“God’s strategy is people – working in and through we ’ordinary’ people, like you and I. It’s working with God to making a difference in the world: through
His plans
His agenda
His energy”
– Charles Price

Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c 

TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow


“A writer’s dream”picture (great by my friend Jenny) from http://www.jennysphotographicjourney.wordpress.com  and http://www.awritersdreams.wordpress.com

“Lord, broaden my horizons for all the rich promises you have in store for me.”

picture (great) from Cape Town, South Africa
(sorry, photographer, talented,  unknown)
“Our talents are our gift(s) from God, but what we do with them is our gift TO God, the Ultimate Source and Ground of  All Being.”
“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”
“Let there be light”

Thoughts of my good friend, Lindsay, the “Prayer-warrior and the Prophet”) who sadly died the other day

Thoughts of my good friend, Lindsay, "the prophet and the prayer-warrior"

picture from


Song from Lindsay’s funeral : Gisborne, New Zealand 17th Jan 2015

Lindsay McIlraith (“The Prayer-warrior and The Prophet”): A highly colourful and likeable person… and good friend of many.

Here are some of his “timeless wisdoms”…

“The Gospel is a simple message for simple people… for their own good.”

“I want to be a nobody for Jesus” (though my friend was one of the “ultimate names-droppers”)

As my good friend Lindsay, ‘the prophet and prayer-warrior says: “When a person goes to church, you take God TO church with you.

“The Spirit that made the world is in you, but first it has to be activated.”

“Get yourself right with Jesus, that’s the issue, man…and everything else in your life then fits into place”

“Get your next ‘fix’ from Jesus. It costs you nothing…except for his life!”

“Don’t tell people so much about Jesus, show them His Spirit living in and through you.”

Another quote : Springbok rugby tour to New Zealand (1981)
“Are you for the tour or against it?”
“I’m for Jesus, man!”

“Don’t talk shop, just show love.”

“You don’t go to church to be with God, you take God to church with you.”

And his classic, my favourite…

“I get up to pray at 3.30 every morning, to beat Satan. He’s a lazy ‘bugger’, who likes to sleep in!”

– thoughts of my good friend, Lindsay (‘The Prayer-warrior and The Prophet’)

RIP, Lindsay

Your generous and loving spirit lives on

fill me with a ‘triple helping’ of Your Infinite Spirit today”

– Lindsay McIlraith, Gisborne, New Zealand


For video of Lindsay at Tolaga Bay see 


Lindsay on right with his good friend, Steve
and  some thoughts of our good friend, “the Prayer-warrior and  the Prophet”
Click on 

Don’t worry about the world ending today…
as it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand


‘If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it.”

There would be no point in faith, if it wasn’t tested.
‘If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it.”

“Without a test, you can’t have a testimony!”

Rainbow over Devil's Peak  (from capetownskies.com)

Picture (great): Rainbow over Devils’s Peak, Cape Town, South Africa

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