Every step we take

Posted by Mark Labuschagne on Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The life Andi and I now live in Christ, has caused us to no longer see ourselves, but to see Him high and lifted up. What a privilege to testify and declare that our God has taken precedence in our lives and quite frankly, this is all that matters.

Part of growing up in Christ, is dying to self. God wants us to be mirror images of His Son and the dying process produces after its own kind. The death of Christ, caused His resurrected life to reflect the glory of His Father and so to in us, the death of self, causes the fullness of God to manifest through Christ in us. My friend, unless we die, we can never be a true reflection of Christ and the glory of God will never be reflected through us. In order that we take our rightful place as the sons of God, death needs to complete its work. The death I talk about is not the end of life on this earth as we know it, rather it is the death of self, the "I and the me", the flesh must die so that the Spirit of Him who resides on the inside of us can be revealed. 

Andi and I continue to learn to die to self (Our desire to surrender to our loving God) and have seen the blessed Spirit continue to strip us of every conceivable ounce of the "me life" so that all that would remain is the Christ life we have surrendered to. Sounds a little complicated, but not really, God has simply taken full residence in us.

So, coming to Botswana, as the next step in our growth, we have seen the Lord continue to complete the good work He began in us and we have seen the untold miraculous manifest, even when we least deserved it. Every day, we have seen each step of faith being honor and rewarded by our loving heavenly Father and so we continue doing all that we do to please Him.

Today, for example, was another milestone reached in Botswana as the Government approved our visa's to stay on for another three months. We have seen the Lord give in ways that we least expected it and cannot thank Him enough for His faithfulness. Did we ever doubt Him? NO! Did we ever think that God was not able? NO! And it is for this reason that every step we took in faith, we have being rewarded for.  You see my friends, God's reward is simply His favor manifesting in any given situation. When you do His will, when you surrender, it is as if you are promoted, not necessary into something new, but it is as if you reached a place in your life through obedience that God has ordained. His promises are in place, His word is true and all you and I have to do is believe that WHATSOEVER He said He will do, is already in Him. We are promoted to the place of victory, deliverance and healing, in Him through every act of obedience.

So, come, let us surrender to the place of comfort, the secret place of the Most High God and dwell in and remain in Him.

Our love for our Father

Mark Labuschagne We are a vessel set apart, cleansed, emptied, consecrated; just standing, waiting every moment for God, in Christ, by the Holy Spirit, to work out in us as much of the holiness and the life of His Son as pleases Him We worship Him only!

Ministry Bio

Mark Labuschagne At the age of 12, God called Mark to ministry and for the last 44-years his desire to stay true to this calling remains his passion. It was in the desert place, the road less traveled that God gave Mark a prophetic voice and sent him to the nations. In his 30 years of ministry, Mark has traveled to 60 countries and has seen the hand of God move in amazing ways in the hearts and lives of those he was sent to. He has a special love for the USA, a nation that he has visited and traveled extensively for over some 20 years. He currently lives between South Africa and Botswana and is an accomplished pianist, a sort after speaker, a respected preacher and seasoned prophet who desires to see the Kingdom of God established in the hearts of people across the earth. Married to Andi, they have two children, Carey 30, now married to Matthew and Ryan 28, engaged to Chantal, with Arabella their first grand baby and a cat named Tiga...