Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
Commit to reading the Bible every day. Find a devotional book or other resource that
will give you some guidance. If your spouse
is open to it, see if they will commit to daily Bible reading with you. Begin submitting each area of your life to
its guidance and start building on the rock.
If two of you agree on earth
about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father.
Ask your spouse if you can begin praying together. Talk about the best time to do this, whether
it's in the morning, your lunch hour, or before bedtime. Use this time to commit your concerns,
disagreements, and needs before the Lord.
Don't forget to thank Him for His provision and blessing. Even if your spouse refuses to do this,
resolve to spend this daily time in prayer yourself.
We got up early this morning for our “Road Trip”. We dropped
the kids of at my sister-in-law last night already and left hubby’s bakkie
(small pick-up truck) there. His sister wanted to use it over the weekend and
so she gave us her car to use for the weekend. She drives a blue Subaru, with
the stickers and all. Very powerful car, but we kept to the speed limit and
kept it very safe. We left 4am and were in Tzaneen by 10am. The trip there was
awesome. We talked all the way. We made friends every stop we had. We gave a
petrol jock a lift when he came off shift, and he was very thankful for the
ride. We saw the most beautiful sunrise and spoke about how blessed we were.
When we arrived in Tzaneen, we phoned the agent and he met
us there. We all drove with his car out to the farm and we found the borehole
quite easily. As we were driving on the farm, I said to hubby, look out into
the field as we are driving and asked how it felt knowing, this is all yours.
He said he hadn’t quite thought about it like that, but wow. I felt very
excited for him. We went to where the house once stood and now there are only 2
walls left. We walked for ages as he spoke of things that used to be here or
there and the dam his grandfather built… it was still there; his mom and dad’s
anthill. The agent was so nice, het just let us take our time and soak it in.
We took a lot of pictures and a couple of hours later we were on the road back.
The agent told us about all the farmers in the area and it was very interesting
to hear him go on about the citrus industry that is so big and when and how
they harvest etc. in Tzaneen he dropped us off where we left our car and hubby
and I had even more to talk about on our drive back. We stopped in Pietersburg
(Polokwane) phoned his cousin to find out if they were home and we could come
for coffee. We had packed an overnight bag to stay over, but I prayed on this
before and asked God to lead us in sleeping over or going home. His cousin was
not home so at 4pm we left for home.
We saw game along the side of the road. Kudu’s, Giraffe’s
and even Springboks. We were in awe of God’s creations. We discussed how we
thought the Buffalo should be replaced by a Giraffe in the Big 5 because it is
Our conversation turned to God. We discussed so many things.
I said to him how I appreciated our family bible time at night and how God should
lead us to pray together as a family. (Day 37) We both praised God for
everything he has given us. We talked about how we thought it would be when
Jesus comes again. Great conversation! We didn’t turn the radio on once! We saw
an awesome sunset; more or less at the same place we saw the sun rise in the
We spoke of how blessed we are, how many prayers God had
answered, just in this day! From keeping us safe on the road, to finding the
borehole, to keeping the car from getting stolen or broken into where we left
it in Tzaneen, keeping us kind to other people who admired the car. Some petrol
jocks even gave it a wash for free! We tipped them and revved the car for quite
a few people during the course of the day, and all we saw were smiles. We made a
few people’s day. The one guy even told us “I love you for having this car, so
that I could see it”. We made friends everywhere we stopped. We had a safe
journey, a successful day and could end the day, in prayer, devotion and
thanksgiving to God!
We slept in since the kids were still at my sister-in-law.
When we got there, the kids were so happy to see us. They had a good weekend
and enjoyed getting spoilt by their aunty and uncle.
Awesome... I would like to point out and I know you know this. It seems God answered your prayers and He did. And answers every single one we have. It is just not always a yes. Sometimes it is no, or wait... We must be willing to understand that He answers based on His plan not ours. But all prayers are answered.
Very cool Peaches...blessings all around you.
@Sean, yes, I do know that God answers all our prayers. But what was awesome in this weekend for me is that we got just about a "yes" on every prayer. I would like to believe that it is because we are understanding better, getting closer to God and that our prayers are different now compared to before and less selfish. We are understanding what God wants for us, and our wants seem to be in line with His.