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A man of faith

Values by nature delineate boundaries of the sphere within which one chooses to live their life. They become a perimeter fence that marks out the sphere of play for your life.

Be clear about your values. It helps in making decisions because your values will tell what you will tolerate and what you will not accept. They become a grid through which your critical decisions are filtered.

One of my anchor values is:

Sola Fide– I live by faith in God and run my life on faith and trust.

More than 38 years ago I had an encounter that completely changed my life spiritually, socially and professionally. Very much everything I have done and become has been marked by that encounter. In a lecture room at St Augustine’s Mission, Penhalonga in Zimbabwe, I heard the Gospel clearly presented by Mr Miti. Grace called my name and by faith I was saved. Ever since that day my life has been marked by faith in God.

I remember one of my favorite teachers saying to me that this was just a fleeting childish zeal that would pass. But after these many years, that faith in God has kept me, led me and sustained me. I am a man of faith. The best way I can explain it is simply this:

Galatians 2:20 TPT

“My old identity has been co-crucified with Christ and no longer lives; for the nails of his cross crucified me with him. And now the essence of this new life is no longer mine, for the Christ lives his life through me—we live in union as one! My new life is empowered by the faith of the Son of God who loves me so much that he gave himself for me, and dispenses his life into mine!”  

The life that I now live from that day onwards is by faith in Christ. Or I can put it another way- the faith of Christ lives in me and gives me life. I live by faith alone. Sola Fide! I do not walk in fear. I am daring to explore new opportunities. I am not afraid of failure. 

I refuse to negotiate life on the basis of fear. I engage life on the basis of hope and faith.

Faith is the anchor of my soul.

Because my life is so marked by faith, I have chosen to live my life and run my life on faith and trust. I have faith for the future. I have faith for the present. I am an eternal optimist because I know that all things will eventually worked together for my good.

While some see the world as conspiring against them, I see life as being wired and framed by God to conspire for my good.

I choose to have faith in people! When you have faith in the Unchangeable as the anchor of your soul, you can afford to have faith in people.

I am convinced that not only do I have faith in God – but in a strange way God does have faith in me as well. he has entrusted me with the unsearchable riches of His grace!

Sola Fide– I live by faith in God and run my life on faith and trust.

Have faith!

Day Three: Gratitude Challenge

Today I am thankful to God for the children that he has blessed us with. It is still an amazing thought that God would co labour with humans to bring children into the world to fulfill His purpose.

I thank God for the son of my right hand EW whom by Gods grace we are raising to fulfil his destiny and demonstrate that God is indeed present with us. Born in December he is a reminder that God dwelt among us as Emmanuel. I thank God for the fine young man he is becoming. A leader in the making with a heart for God compassion for the vulnerable and a sharp sense of marketplace leadership. I thank God that He has blessed him with both a powerful worshipping voice and hands that are great at playing the harp. May He live in the Lords presence and walk in Gods glory. Walk on son, though there maybe no evident paths along your way know that paths are made by walking. Do not walk in established paths but be a pathfinder as you express your gift and calling. Thank you Lord for the Real Maky a Buffalo indeed with no guile.

Lord I thank you for the second lady in my life – my sweet angel Faith W who never ceases to amaze me with her sharp wit and innocence. May her life demonstrate faithfulness and faith in God. Lord I thank you for who she is and who she is becoming. While I thank you I pray that you may keep her from harm and preserve her spirit soul and body. May her life point others to the redeeming and loving Saviouh. I thank you for the initiative and leadership skills that she exhibits. May her days be as the days of heaven on earth. Lord as I thank you for FW I ask you to watch over her.

Finally I thank you Lord for these arrows who are our investment into the future. May they be our voice into the next generation. Father by your grace may we raise them in the fear and admonition of the Lord. While we thank you for them may we ever be mindful that we are but stewards of these gifts as in the final analysis they are really your children. May by your grace we be able to reflect the Fathers heart and love to them and model a godliness that is undefiled before them.

Thanks a million for the privilege of sharing with you in the creative act of bringing them to earth. May your agenda prosper in their hands. I declare that they were created for your glory and for the purposes of bruising the head of the serpent in their generation.