Week 9-Taft C.I.

“I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
-Mark 11:23-

Faith is a powerful spiritual law that is foundational to the life of a Christian believer.
We know that without faith, you can never please God.

As I sit in our quiet room, writing this whilst one of my amigos completes an artistic masterpiece on cloth, using only a pen, the Lord reminds me of my experiences in South Africa.

I had made the decision to voluntarily return to the United States of American.
It had been over 18 months since I had abruptly left the USA for South Africa.

Those eighteen months represent the darkest period of my life.
I was consumed by ever-dark emotion imaginable. I had convinced myself that everyone would be better off if I was no longer around.
The devil had me exactly were he wanted me .I was filled with hatred, anger and hopelessness. I was drowning in my own self-pity completely paralyzed by fear.

It was only the LOVE that I had for my daughter, Dior that pulled me through this dark period in my life.
I know now that the Lord was with me all the time, even at the darkest moments when I was mentally in the pit of hell, He would gently plant a seed in my mind that Dior loved me and that she needed her daddy.

The images and feelings attached to this took hold and rooted themselves in my mind. Slowly it grew until the only thing I thought of, was how could I get back to my little girl…Whom I loved more than anything else in the world. Day in and day out, all I thought of was how much she needed me.

I could never let her down or allow her to go through this life without me, regardless of what it would take or the consequences.

Step by step my faith grew stronger and stronger. The Lord would send people into my life, good and bad, to help my faith grow and to teach me that all things will be used for the good of those who love Him and have been called according to His purpose.
Sometimes, through our free will, we make decisions and do things that cause self inflected pain and suffering. These things are not necessarily from the Lord but He will turn them around for your good, if you have faith.

By the grace of God and the tiresome work of my two spiritual brothers who were also my legal counsel in South African, together with their unshakeable faith and believe, we achieved what everyone said was impossible. My USA legal counsel had stated bluntly that this was a hopelessly cause not worth persuading.

The USA government had graciously agreed to allow me to return voluntarily to the USA, to face the charges against me. The Lord had made a way were there was no way.
My faith and the faith of those around me grew exponentially as we witnessed miracle after miracle throughout the process.

The Lord counted Abraham righteous because he had faith. It is through our faith in Jesus and His finished work at Calvary, that we are made: blameless, righteous and holy in Gods sight. Nothing we did or can do in our strength, can earn us our salvation and gift of eternal life.

No matter were you find yourself today, no matter how dark it seems, regardless of what your mind is telling you, know this, He is WILLING and ABLE to turn it all around.

Even If you think its impossible or everyone around you is polluting your mind, saying its a lost cause and reality is that everything is stacked against you and all you can see are dark storm clouds gathering on the horizon…..

Jesus said: “All things are possible to them that believe…”
-Mark 9:23-


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