Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Years Resolution?

Year 2012... Forget the "old" and ring in the "new".

Most likely you are tempted to look back at the past year, remembering failures, errors and committed sins. So... what good would that be to meditate on the negative part of your life. We all come short of the glory of God one way or other. I am not saying to sweep your errors, mistakes and sins under the carpet. But once you have brought these all before the throne of God, confessed and asked forgiveness, the Father does not remember them anymore. He has put them in the sea of forgetfulness. Never mind throwing out a line to bring your rubbish back to the surface again.

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but  this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13,14.

If you are planning in making positive changes to your life begin to make a list of the planned changes and describe how you think to achieve these.  Do NOT make your list too long, unless that the steps for change are related, or else you may become discouraged if you fail in one or other way.  Example of related changes: Meditating upon God's word when you wake up; contact with the Father through prayer before getting dressed; blessing your wife and children before you take off for work. It is advisable to evaluate your progress weekly for the first two months and then to do this monthly.

Practical changes could be; helping out around the house; preparation of  meals; assisting with school projects of the children; staying closer to the family budget; drinking less coffee per day; no snacking between meals etc. These seem to be minor commitments, but they can have a great impact on your family. The best thing is to plan such changes as a family or as a couple. This may provide more incentive, and each one can help in reaching the goal.

It is far better not to take on too many resolutions and be successful at the end, than putting a heavy burden upon your shoulder and then failing some.  Also, don't consider the steps of the changes, to improve your life, as a stick behind the door but rather as a desirable achievement; something you want to do. 

Make sure that you involve your heavenly Father in all the steps you are planning to take.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon Me, and ye shall go and pray unto Me, and I will hearken unto you. Jeremiah 29:11,12.

In general, it is a good idea to set goals in your life, something to work on and something to achieve. Some people with great determination can achieve their goals without problems, others need help and support from friends, family or professionals. One is not superior above the other, since not one person is the same. We all need God in our lives, that whatever we do His name may be glorified. This should be our utmost goal in life.

One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock.  Psalm 27:4,5.

Take up the challenges you may face in this coming year in the strength of the Lord; using the shield of faith as your vital spiritual protection. Have faith in God through which you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. (Ephesians 6:16)

Be blessed in the name of the Lord.

Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

Saturday, December 24, 2011

By Faith we stand

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report.
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, 

so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Hebrews 11:1-3

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 2 Corinthians 9:8

But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Phil. 4:19

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Psalm 34:18

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength: Isaiah 26:3,4
Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for He is faithful that promised; Hebrew 10:23

Be encouraged and blessed in the name of the Lord.

Minister of God's Word,
Dr. Trudy Veerman

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Our Refuge

One may be looking into the "endlessness" of the oceans, but may not be able to reach the other shore without risk.

We see before us an endless eternity and we have to make a choice which direction we will take... God's way or our own way... Eternal Bliss or eternal damnation... choose you therefore endless "shores" of Eternal Bliss. 

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 
Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. Psalm 46:1-3

Are your adversities greater than mentioned above? I doubt it... so, DO NOT FEAR!

Verses 10,11 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.

God's followers serve indeed an AWESOME Father. There is no way that we are able to praise and glorify Him enough.

When we’ve been here ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.


Continue your walk with the Lord and He will continue with you!

Servant of God,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The First Advent

Does one need to grab the credit card and go into debt to celebrate the Birth of our Saviour? This way teaching their children to outdo the friends/neighbors with all the “gifts” they did receive. This in itself shows worldliness and is sin to start with. 
One never should celebrate as the world does, who uses an excuse to party.

Because others, believers and unbelievers, handle this festivity totally wrong, should the sincere follower of Christ, who is so glad that Jesus came into this world in human flesh, stop proclaiming and celebrating Christ’s Birth? 
NOT ME and my family, I tell you this.

You may say: "But it is the wrong date!" Any date would be good to glorify God for sending His Son. A child of God is responsible to the Father, glorifying and praising Him is always acceptable.
We celebrate in a “holy” way, pleasing the Father. And this is what Christmas is ALL about.
Too many Christians have been transformed to follow the world, while it should be the other way around.
All said and done, we are FREE to celebrate and FREE not to celebrate. 
The choice is ours.
Dr. Trudy Veerman

One of the reasons that Christmas has fallen into the hands of the unbeliever is that the church fails to use the correct terms.

Don't put your light under the bed, so others will stay in the dark

We really don’t celebrate Christmas, but THE CHURCH celebrates the season of Advent, the first Advent. The first coming of Christ into His creation. That first Advent was good news and a great joy for all the people. For unto you a Savior was born, who is Christ the Lord.

This is a season to remember the greatest Gift ever given to men. The Gift of a Savior. When someone says Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays, maybe you could reply with “The Lord Jesus Christ came once before and will return again, have a blessed Advent season.” or “Are you saved by the blood of Christ?” I am sure one of you can think of something better.

We as the CHURCH can not shrink away and yield this season to the unbeliever. We must contend for the faith. That means teaching our children and the lost pagan the season of Advent, the first coming of Christ into His creation.

And with that first Advent, we also eagerly await the Lord Jesus Christ’s second Advent. That second Advent will bring the resurrection of the body either unto either everlasting life with Christ; or everlasting Hell.
Proclaim the truth, contend for the faith. Go read Psalm 2.

Advent is not about the worship of the babe in the manger, it is about the Glory of God. As it is written … with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased.”

So each Advent season, whether commanded by scripture or not, I can say, “Glory to God in highest, He shall reign forever and ever. Amen”

The above was a response by Brother Craig on a discussion blog to a topic by the founder of this discussion blog Why not to celebrate Christmas

I would like to add the following question: "Is it wrong to celebrate and glorify God for sending us His Only Begotten Son, so whosoever beliefs on Him will have eternal life? 
I am sure you will have the answer and so do I.

Without the cross the cradle has no meaning. 
Without the cradle there would not be a cross. 
Can you imagine where this would leave you?

I will take any opportunity to glorify God for ALL and ANYTHING He has given me, any time any day, and  glorify the Father for ALL and ANYTHING He means to me, according to His word. THANK YOU, FATHER!


Servant of the King of Kings, My Savior,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Don't be sidetracked!

The three wise man didn't pay attention to what the world was doing.
They were busy glorifying the King. HALLELUJAH to the King!      

Dear friends,

There is nothing as important in life than serving the Father, through Christ Jesus. We are not a part of the world we see around us. At least WE SHOULD NOT be a part of it.

We may not agree with what the ungodly do, but don't allow this to steal your precious time. Keep working on the inner man, to strengthen your soul and faith in God before the real trouble will flood this earth.
Allow God to do His thing about people who commit abortion, sexual deviation, using special days as an excuse to "party"; such as Christmas and  Easter. One should NOT be bothered by this, unless God directs you to minister unto such .

Followers of God are FREE, not to sin of course or to do anything which displeases the Father. You may eat all kinds of meat or don't eat meat at all. You may have feasts or keep life simple. You MAY celebrate Christ's birth, His death, His resurrection and His return, any day of the year or every day... or  take a week to celebrate the KING of kings.
Each one is free to do, to go, to eat as long as it is done for God's glory. 
Just move the pagans out of the way, since we have nothing to do with such.

Many days of the year are filled with occult activities such as prayers, fasting, meditation etc. Does this mean that we as Christians should not pray, meditate and fast on the same days? Are you kidding?
It is the occult, satan, who copies from what God's word teaches His followers.

We are FREE indeed. 
Thank You, Lord!

Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. Col. 2:16,17.

The following writing may be helpful: 
http://achristiancounselor.com/christms.html Celebrating Christmas or not!

For the glory of the coming King,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Labourers with God.

A Brother in Christ wrote the following line on my Facebook site: "I remember reading your testimony about the miracles of healing you've received before....I think we would be right to expect another miracle, don't you?"
My reply is below.

Certainly, Brother. 
I was healed already somewhere in February of this year, as I wrote this on my BlogSpot website. But the "eye" had to see it yet. My physical condition has been excellent ever since. Never felt sick, never stayed in bed, even after each surgery I immediately continued with my family duties and my Ministry. And the three surgeries took between 1 and 1 1/2 hr each. So it was more than just cutting finger nails. 
Even on this, one could conclude that I was already made whole by the FATHER. 

I even told the oncologist that I was going to ride my motorbike the day after my first surgery. Perhaps he thought I was joking, but I was NOT. He may not even belief I had a motorbike at 73 years old. LOL. I rode my bike the next day.

This cancer issue NEVER stopped me from my daily work. Yes, you are correct, we are expecting miracles. Please, consider that every experience is different, and every sickness or problem needs to be conquered individually. We need to learn to become more persistent in believing God's promises. Each battle comes from a different angle, and one does not know the "core" of the battle until he/she gets truly involved (applying God's word). We know that God's promises are true and He will do according to His word... but nothing comes by itself and nothing comes easy, because we are still learning.

The Lord wants His children to use their spiritual muscles to fight and to conquer. This is what makes us strong in faith and strong to help others in time of need. Whatever happens to His children, God will use it to "train" them. 

Nothing in life is easy, even coming out of bed in the morning can cause an ugly mood, if one went too late to bed. Do you see the "picture"? Things need to be worked out. The lives of the Apostles were far from pleasant since they had lots of opposition. Daniel thought that he could get away with praying out loud with the windows open, (remember) while there was a decree out that the people should not pray for a certain time. He never expected to be thrown in the lions' den. But he did! At that point Daniel had to start exercising his trust in God, because God was not going to do this alone. Faith moves mountains you know, and it will certainly close the mouth of a lion.

God allows us to get in situations to see our reaction, at least to see how we trust Him and to "train" His children. He provides the opportunities for us to exercise our faith. Similar to a father who makes his child run after a ball, to develop the leg muscles.

Here comes in the scripture, "For we are labourers (co-workers) together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building." 1 Cor 3:9
Followers of Christ are NO puppets.

God delights in our fellowship and desires to have us join Him in His work, even in receiving our personal healing.
May God bless His Co-Workers. 


Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

Monday, December 05, 2011

Did God sent an angel?

When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. Isaiah 43:2

Thank God for His awesome deeds and His goodness unto mankind. I did experience His touch yesterday when I was in Kingston General Hospital where I underwent an  1 1/2 hr surgery in preparation for a preventative cancer treatment, which I will undergo during all of next week.

Due to the lack of an available surgery room they brought me into a partially equiped room to do the surgery under local anesthetic. I better don't go into detail, but I had to assist the surgeon to change the direction of his surgery tool, since he came into a spot slightly outside the allocated area... hmmm.. It was not all without pain. I am pretty tough and didn't want to stir up any commotion. Nevertheless, he did an excelent job, doing this surgery. Four nurses and another female doctor assisted the surgeon. This was rather a complicated operation. This type of surgery was never ever done in this hospital, and needed specific equipment which was brought in from elsewhere. The surgeon who undertook this task had practised this in hospitals where he worked previously.

Please, take note of the following...  Before my surgery I was in a small waiting room in a hospital gown, where also other patients, in hospital gowns, were waiting for treatment. After a while the only ones left in the waiting room was a young mother with two little boys, about 1 1/2 and 3 years old and myself.
The oldest boy came my way from time to time, he showed me his toy monkey... then came by again and waved his hand and I waved back. He came by many times always talking and looking at me throwing hand kisses etc.
Was I a stranger to him? Maybe not!

He came by and touched me gently on my hand and I touched him back. This went on for some time. He was well mannered, had lovely deep blue eyes and a smile. He seemed to be mature for his age. I observed the child and I noticed how gentle and caring he was with his younger brother. I did find him a very special little boy.
He brought his monkey to me again and put the monkey's hand in mine, for me to say hello to his toy friend. When he left some more hand kisses came my way and I returned some to him.

At one point I was bent over a little to pull up my socks. Unnoticed to me this little boy stood right in front of me, and when I lifted my head a bit we stared in each other's eyes. Not a word was exchanged when he put his little hands on my cheeks, holding my face for a while. He stared deeply into my eyes and very slowly let his hands slide down my face until they landed on my lap, still not a word was exchanged.

It was as if he wanted to tell me something like "You will be alright, you will be fine." I was moved and greatly touched by God through this little boy's action.  I heard His message clear and loud. Would my heavenly Father have sent this little angel? I certainly believe He did. I actually knew God guided this boy my way.
He left as fast as he had come and I whispered: "God blessed you, child."

After I went through the mentioned surgery, I knew that the Lord did sent this boy for a special purpose, holding my face in his little hands.

Later on the mother and the two boys were called into the Dr's office. I learned from his grandmother, who was with them as well, that the little boy was treated for cancer and now came back for a check up. "George" as he called the bandage, was going to be taken off.

This little boy did not realize that he had cancer, of course he did not know what was awaiting me. I took his gesture very serious and knew that God had sent this little boy on my path.

Our Father has mysterious ways to speak to His children, but this was a very unusual experience for me. God is ALIVE for sure and He will meet every one of our needs, if our heart trust in Him. Amen!

But Thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the Lifter up of mine head. Psalm 3:3

I praise the name of the Lord, for ever. AMEN!

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For His glory,
Minister Dr. Trudy Veerman

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