Gems - Serima, Zimbabwe Convention - 2018

If our heart is not right with our brother, God cannot accept our sacrifice, as was with Cain.


• Psalm 23 - know the Psalm, or know the Shepherd? It's a personal relationship


• The Publican and the Pharisee (?) went to pray - it didn't matter what they were in life - and God wanted them to be in the place of prayer - but their works mattered.


• All passed the man fallen in the ditch, but one, the good Samaritan, gave hope of life again - like our Lord Jesus


• we have come to Convention how many times? Hannah didn't count how many times but it was the condition of her heart that counted.


• Esau speaks of the flesh, Jacob of the divine - both Esau and Jacob buried Isaac - both nature's will be with us until we die. We must pay the price so the divine is seen when we die.


• True humility is absence of pride.


• Joseph's brothers had no liberty with God for all those years because of one little lie.


• A worm starts in the blossom and later rots the apple from the inside. The devil works on the inside.


• Our inability or weakness should not hold us back - Mephibosheth couldn't flee with king David from Absolom, but left off shaving, washing and changing and wept with the king...


• Hannah was filled with grief and sorrow that she didn't even have place for food - lost her appetite... but it changed when she poured out and gave place for what God had to give.


• Joseph's brethren had to bring Benjamin in order to get food... the price of bread is obedience.


• Naham' s lesson was - just obey to live!


• The Lord we serve can give bread and more! The problem with me not being filled is because of being filled with other things.


• Jesus was in this world but His heart was with His Father.


• The world is interested in giving bread but God is interested that His children be bread.


• A corn of wheat can not be bread unless it falls into the ground and dies.


• The yoke is easy to those who obey.


• If Pilate had ever regretted, maybe it was that he never waited for the answer to, "What is Truth?"


• Temptations may come but we still want to say, "Yes!"


• Hold on with our hearts, not our hands.


• Truly drawing near to God is with a true heart.


• Jesus was laid in a manger- a place of feeding. God's heart and mind was that His people be fed by His Son.


• The truth is still truth, even if not many speak it or uphold it.


• I cannot now go back for I have a good Shepherd!


• We can widen the road to the wells of this earth but still to no avail...


• We have life at birth. Then God gives new life. Then, eternal life.


• Christ can only intercede for those who don't excuse themselves.


• We don't speak of a dead Saviour but a living Saviour.


• In the rain, we put open containers under the roof edge, not leaking vessels. Blessed are those who open their hearts!


• True faith is when the unseen is clearer than the seen.


• A living relationship with God helps Him to respect our sacrifice as He did to Abel.


• If we understand God's heart, it helps us bring an acceptable offering.


• Feeding His lambs and sheep is how I treat others.


• It's hard to work without love.