Family Time with Angus
Daily 5 min
Angus has been a farmer for most of his life and tells us that he loves the rain. He is always grateful and gives God the glory and thanks because without water nothing grows. The Bible is our compass and if you live according to God’s will, your life will turn around and you will be mightily blessed in body, mind and spirit.
The Rain Maker
“The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much”, James 5:16. A fire had been burning from horizon to horizon in the drought ridden area of the northern Cape and the local community asked Angus to come and pray for them. Kneeling in the dust they fervently prayed and asked God to bring the rain because only He could save them.
In this message, Angus talks to us about the need to make prayer a top priority in our lives. By developing a consistent prayer life you will avail yourself to the full might of almighty God. Never underestimate the power of prayer because when men work, they work but when men pray, God works.
In this episode of Family Time, Angus talks about where we are laying up our treasures. It won’t help you one day when you come before the Lord in heaven, if you have spent your life building up a fortune on earth instead of investing in Him because that’ is where your real, everlasting treasure is. He is only interested in what is in your heart. You cannot take anything from this life into eternity, except what you have in Jesus Christ.
Angus points out that there is a difference between flattery and encouragement. Flattery is not good for us because it feeds our ego and makes us think that we are great, when the truth is that we are nothing without Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:12 teaches us to be careful of thinking that we are standing on our own when in fact, without Jesus, we are in danger of falling. So always be truthful and encourage someone to greater heights but never flatter them with empty words.
The young folk
In this episode of Family Time, Angus reads from Exodus 17 and tells us that we need to be humble enough to give young people a chance because young people are full of vigour and strength. They will take the baton and run at full speed towards the finish line. Our role is to encourage and guide and pray for them as they seek to do the Lord’s work for His Kingdom.
In Philippians 4:6 we read, “ Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;” Angus tells us that we really need to slow down. Jesus was never in a rush but always on time. When you take your eyes off your situation and put your eyes on Jesus, things change. Psalm 46:10 “ Be still and know that I am God……”
A friend is one with whom one has a bond of mutual affection. You have to be a friend in order to have friends. If you have a good friend, they will cry with you, laugh with you they will put their arm around you and tell you that you are not alone. The greatest friend you will ever need is Jesus!