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About SisterActs2

  • Birthday 12/08/1950

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    Jesus is my passion, first in my life.
    My children, other children.
    Gardening, talking about Jesus, Father and Holy Spirit.
  1. Hi Yowm Sorry, upon re-reading my post I realise that, although I know what I mean, perhaps no-one else does. It sounds a bit airey-fairey, and I apologise. Just had to try and get this right before retiring for the night and then not being available tomorrow. When I got saved, my pastor and his wife taught me a lot. I got a wonderful grounding of foundational truths from them and I will never forget what they taught me. The thing is, the love of Jesus shone out of them to such a degree that I just soaked up the teaching and the doctrines they taught me. I just accepted it all as it was taught straight from the Word of God; no compromise. That was 39 years ago. So I thought that if I followed Him fully, the same would happen with myself and other seekers of the truth. Simple as that. I hope I explained myself better this time. Blessings.
  2. Hi Yowm, much respect As Jesus is perfect love, all we need to do is follow Him to the best of our ability, by the power of the Holy Spirit. If we lay down our lives in response to Him laying down His life, and want to give our all for Him, then it follows that He sees that we are genuine and, (reveals more of Himself to us) as we become more like Him, His life will be reflected by us to others. John the Baptist said "He must increase, but I must decrease". John 3:30 NASB. Therefore, if we are "of no reputation", people will see Jesus more than they see us. So perfect love will reign through us because of the Master's hand on our lives. They will see the love of Christ operating through us. Don't you think that perfect love and perfect doctrine go hand in hand? If we are stuck to Him like a limpet to a rock, we cannot help but become like Him, and abide in Him and He in us...."to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory." Col. 1:27 NASB... . As we live with Him as our focus, He will perfect His perfect doctrine in us through His perfect love in us by the unfolding revelation of Himself to us personally. Everything is a choice and that includes sharing God's love to everyone with whom we make contact. Therefore His doctrine will become evident through our lives, to us and all we encounter. I don't believe I have to work at it. All I have to do is make right choices (difficult as that can be in such an imperfect world) and hold out my hands, where I can, to a lost and dying world. As my pastor says, "if you don't know what to do, do as Jesus did. If you don't know what to say, say what Jesus said" etc. In other words, we can't separate His love and His doctrine because they are from Him. Sorry if I can't get it across any better than this, but I try. Blessings
  3. Hi everyone, I hope no one thinks I am arrogant or simplistic - just this, Jesus Paid It All. It's not what we do, but what He has done. I don't think it is anything we can do. He has a plan for each of our lives... "For I a confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus" - Phil. 1:6 NASB. He will bring about the unity. He has a bride - we true believers, who follow His commandments and live as much as we can to do whatever we can to get closer to Him and keep our hand to the plough, in obedience. We just need to trust Him, and be a wise virgin, with oil in our lamps. With regard to the correct interpretation of scripture, I believe we can trust that if our mind is stayed on Him, He will lead us into all truth, and the Holy Spirit is our teacher, through Jesus our Saviour by the power of God our Father. I am still a child in His school.
  4. An update on our beautiful baby boy - we have heard this morning (they are in another country) that the operation was a complete success and he is now in recovery! Thank you Jesus and thank you all, you lovely people of God for praying for him. God bless.
  5. Hi Mara May our wonderful Saviour avail for you in all your needs. We will pray for a breakthrough.
  6. Please pray for my husband's 1 year old great nephew - facing heart surgery today. Thank you.
  7. Yeah, but it's probably more of a 70s term... like controversy instead of controversy lol. God bless - I was also thinking of all the cyclones and floods you guys have endured. We had a bad fire today a few ks north of where my sister (sibling) lives. They are ok.
  8. Not long ago my little dog Poppet got sick and the day came when I couldn't see her suffer anymore. I know how your mother feels. My eyes fill with tears even now with sympathy for her. Prayed.
  9. Not a banana bender? I lived there for a little while before I got saved. Great place; bad memories. But that was way back and God has washed it all away, with His blood, praise His Holy Name. You guys in the ES have really borne the brunt of the worst weather Australia has seen in the last couple of years; in my living memory. God bless. Later I was there with YWAM (great memories).
  10. Hi Simon B and His First I live in WA too. I still think Feb is mostly the hottest month of the year here. Today was only 35; not too bad.
  11. Sorry, simplejeff. I am sure I would not like to be caught in a blizzard like people in the USA do. I know recently there was some sort of Arctic weather through central USA. I would not wish it on anyone. I should have thought about it a it more. I shall consider myself chastised.
  12. Sorry, MM - I really meant I felt sorry for the people in super hot countries who can't afford aircon.
  13. Islam will not be happy until they have one of their mosques in every place in every land on earth. So many Christians now subscribing to the humanist view.... we need to pray for them to see the truth!
  14. Hi all I, too, would rather live somewhere cold. You can always warm up, but cooling down in the 41C degree heat is difficult. If you don't live near a pool or something you have to use the aircon, which can be quite expensive. Spare a thought for the poor people in the World who don't even know what aircon is. I went to Bali in 2016 to watch my darling daughter and her lovely man get married. It was so hot and humid, I couldn't wait to get back to the cool wintry weather of home. I guess I must live a rather secluded life and could be considered "unAustralian", I suppose, as most Aussies love places like Bali and the other tropical places! My daughter now lives in Europe and sent me pics of her playing in the snow. Lucky duck!
  15. Yes, Churchmouse. A lot of humanists who subscribe to the "live and let live" doctrine think that if they are nice to people, they will automatically respond in kind. They will tell you that they believe that what you do unto others, they will do unto you - probably not even realising that Jesus promoted that. It's all in the interests of promoting multiculturalism... we can live with each other if we embrace this - kind of mentality. Well, the Italians came here and integrated into our society. So did other Europeans, so did the Vietnamese in the 70s. But now we have a different kind of immigrant. Actually the word "tolerance" has become a byword for anyone to use with regard to accepting almost anything! Oh, I remembered the quote. It goes more like "evil prospers when good men do nothing". Being a senior citizen, I sometimes have senior moments. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it lol