Food from Heaven

Now this might come as a huge surprise and ruin your day, but there are no fast-food takeaway places in the desert. Okay you’re not surprised, and your day is going to be just fine but that’s not how the Israelites felt.

Read Exodus 16:1-5 (http://bit.ly/2N38Fkx)

One month after escaping slavery in Egypt, the Israelites want to return because the desert doesn’t look anything like the promised land of Canaan.

So God rains down food from heaven, just enough for each day. That’s worth remembering.

You may not be living in the Promised Land, but God sent the Bread of Life from heaven to get you through today.


Bitter Water

Are there worse things to drink than flat coke, cold tea and lukewarm milk? How about some bitter water!?

Read Exodus 15:22-25a (http://bit.ly/2uq5VaA)

The Israelites hadn’t drunk water for three days. That’s going to make anyone super thirsty and grumpy. And when they finally found water, it was bitter.

So, they went to Moses and complained, and Moses went to God asking for help. God’s solution? Throw a branch into the water. Pretty strange but now the water was good to drink.

When life gives you lemons (bitter water), don’t just complain about it. Ask God for help.



Walking into the last weekend of 2019, it’s a great opportunity to reflect on what’s been and what’s to come.

How was your year?
What are your highlights and how did you grow as a person?
What are you looking forward to in 2020?
How are you planning to grow your faith in 2020?

My prayer for you is Romans 15:13 – I pray that you are filled with joy and hope as you walk into the promises of the new year, knowing that you can trust the Holy Spirit to walk alongside you every step of the way.

Trust God with your 2020!




A young married couple could only save R100 per month. They noticed a foreign Christian student didn’t have food money. It was a no brainer. The R100 now went towards the student’s food. And the Kingdom of God advances.

That wasn’t a lot of money but “God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7). We need to live generously and not only give when we have “enough”. We give out of love and obedience to God.

Be on the lookout for ways in which God wants you to be generous with your time, money and talents – and then give!