I know a God

Ntombi Kwelegano is a 24 year old female graduate with an honors degree in Computer Systems Engineering. Besides her passion for all things geeky, latest software and all kinds of application, she has a great love for writing. She feels it’s the best way to release, better yet share the revelation that flows within her every time she is in the presence of God. She attends Christ Like Family International church Currently serving as the church MC. All in all, she is a lover of good art, written, visual, spoken word because it all stems from our Creator who is the greatest artist of all. Her blog is  “Inside My Head” and the link is https://ntombi2009.wordpress.com/ where you can enjoy more of her work. Enjoy!

MARK 10:46 “Now they came to Jericho. As He went out of Jericho with His disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the road begging. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”48 Then many warned him to be quiet; but he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”49 So Jesus stood still and commanded him to be called. Then they called the blind man, saying to him, “Be of good cheer. Rise, He is calling you.”50 And throwing aside his garment, he rose and came to Jesus.51 So Jesus answered and said to him, “What do you want me to do for you? “The blind man said to Him, “Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.”52 Then Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus on the road.”

Amazing, how this man is forever described by his situation, “son of Timaeus”,“the blind man”, “the beggar”….its happened to quite a number of us. But I know a God, who can change all that, I know a God who sees beyond situations, I know a God who has plans for me, plans to prosper me, plans for my good, plans to anoint me, to make my cups overflow, to lead me besides still waters, to lead me to those clear still waters… I know a God that is able.

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Understanding whose Bride we Are

Phomolo Wendy Matleelane loves reading, writing poetry and jotting down insights. She attends The Apostolic Faith Mission church in Molepolole, Magokotswane branch. She serves as a church secretary and assists in Sunday school. She currently works as a Research Assistant at the Ministry of Local Government in Gaborone. Her family is a blended and colourful one. The inspiration of this article is inspired by the family that she grew up from. She was raised by a single mother and growing up she had a desire to change the setup. It was not easy growing up without a dad in the house. So she made certain goals that would help her change the setup with her children. She appreciates her mum and  thanks God for His redeeming love that found her, she is still on a journey to reach the high mark of the high calling. God has faithfully pursued her with His love for so many years. For Him, she waits. Enjoy!

 Marriage is to be held in honor among all [that is, regarded as something of great value], and the marriage bed undefiled [by immorality or by any sexual sin]; for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Hebrews 13:4 (AMP)

I once declared that my husband could not marry another woman, and that I could not be married by someone who is not my husband. This was a statement that I made without an understanding of the profound depth of its meaning. Until one day I was going to school and I was given a lift by an unbeliever who to them, it was just right to marry anyone. In his argument he asserted that love is powerful and conquers all. This is true!

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Misplaced Intimacy leads to Idolatry

Our reprising writer Simba Mazhani, concludes his piece. Enjoy!

The innate desire to please your partner, that we ended Part 1 with, consequently means that whomever you become intimate with, their god inevitably becomes your god. If her pleasure is derived from money, you will do almost anything to guarantee that money is there in order to please her. If what drives him is sex, you will ensure that sex is there in abundance, even if it’s outside of the principles and parameters God has put in place. Reason being; you simply don’t want to lose that person.

A god isn’t necessarily a graven image or a deity that you go to a temple to worship; a god is one who rules over another’s life and instructs them on what to say or do.

It can be money, sex, drugs, alcohol, your spouse or anything else that compels you to do something & you oblige. By virtue of your obedience to its will, that very thing is your god. The Creator said to Adam, “Do not eat the fruit” while the Devil, through Eve, said “Eat with me”. By taking a bite of the fruit, Adam made his choice of who his god was, and it was not Jehovah.

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Misplaced Intimacy leads to Idoltary

Simba Mazhani, a returning writer, is currently serving as a missionary for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the village of Makopong with aspirations of becoming a family counselor. Being a child of God & servant among men, he desires to bring people from all walks of life to Christ & His truths, wherein lies true love, joy and unity. Enjoy!

As a young person, one of my deepest desires is to someday have a family to call my own. To some degree, whether culturally or personally, having a family is attributed to having attained some sort of success. The closer you get to your thirties, the more frequently you hear the broken record of “O nyala/nyalwa leng?” (When are you getting married?)
If it’s not the pressures from the elderly that affect you, it’s the constant bombardment of images & videos on social media, where everybody seems to be getting married or pregnant, that make you wonder just how near or far your day is. And I’m by no means immune to these pressures; my long-term crush just delivered a healthy bouncy baby boy last month and my close friend is getting married this coming weekend! Aaaaaaaand then, there’s me… Just me.

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If God was my Girlfriend

Tuduetso Pretty Nkunyane, God’s own. Loves life, loves to laugh and her greatest prayer and hope is that each person can have an encounter with God. A member of the Seventh Adventist Church who loves the arts and would love to see them incorporated in worship more. Enjoy!

Do not rejoice, O Israel, with exultation like the nations! For you have played the harlot, forsaking your God. You have loved harlots’ earnings on every threshing floor.-Hosea 9:1

I always say that God loves like one of those women who are trapped in these terrible relationships. Everyone around them can give you a million reasons why they deserve better and should end the relationship, but only they see why it’s worth the fight and no matter how bad it gets, they find one more reason to hold on. You know, the type of relationship were the person loses themselves by giving themselves daily to the other person but constantly get that thrown back in their face?

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Lilly Million, Behind The Music

A blend of folk and contemporary sounds, Lilly Million’s music has been described as soulful, honest and ahead of its time. Many who have encountered Lilly’s music are intrigued by her off-the-wall presence, unique voice, originality and lyrical poetry. Lilly, has performed in Botswana twice with P4CM in 2014 and We Will Worship Band in 2015.  While the the dynamic singer-songwriter and guitarist does contemporary Christian music full time, Lilly also also works at her church serving in the teen and young women’s ministry. Enjoy!

I had always wanted to sing…but then again, who hasn’t? All the girls wanted to be Mariah Carey growing up. So I didn’t think it was anything unique till I matured and this child like dream was still with me. It never left, I never grew out of it and it wasnt just a phase. It was what I really wanted out of life, who I wanted to be. An Artist. I didn’t want to pretend to perform alongside my favourite musicians as I listened to them while I cleaned the house or study, I wanted it to actually happen. And Thus began my journey.

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