Grace and Truth

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A Bit ’bout me

Hi, my name is Belinda. I am happily married to my childhood sweetheart and we have two gorgeous kids. I am interested in sharing the Gospel of grace and truth. I love Jesus and I am a student of the Word of God. I want to continually learn more and be able to share “treasures both new and old” with others. I believe in following the “ancient paths” that God has given us – prayer and reading the Word. I believe in the prophetic nature of God’s Word and that we are now in the last days. I am not, I cannot, be content with mediocrity, lukewarm-ness or the rampart discarding of Truth that is so common these days. I want to see revival and to be part of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in these last days!

My husband Matt and I run a mission from our home.  We have had a food pantry running from our garage since 2009.  We also have an open lunch on Sundays at our home in which the outcast, the poor and the lame are welcome to come and eat with us, share the Word of God and have prayer.  (Luke 15). God is good and there have been times where we have had six heroin addicts dining with us at once, with whom we’ve been able to share the good news.

God has also called me to preach the gospel on the streets.  Don’t ask me why He called me.  I was terrified of it and still am sometimes even after 5 years!  All I can think of is that I made myself available to Him and told Him that I would do what He said.  He takes that literally by the way…

One of my favourite quotes is from Heidi Baker “I was called to preach at 16 years old.  Nobody invited me to preach in their churches so I preached on the street…and the street is still my favourite place to preach.”

I do believe that conversation and discussion is healthy and necessary, so please feel free to comment on any of my posts, even if you do not agree with me. As long as it’s respectful I will answer all comments and questions.

Thanks for taking the time to read my Blog. (If you’re interested, my personal testimony is here).

God hath had it much on His heart, from all eternity, to glorify His dear and only begotten Son; and there are some special seasons that He appoints to that end, wherein He comes forth with omnipotent power to fulfill His promise and oath to Him: and these times are times of remarkable outpouring of His Spirit, to advance His kingdom; such a day is a day of His power.” Jonathan Edwards

God bless,

Belinda 🙂

 

 

25 thoughts on “A Bit ’bout me

  1. Hi, I love ‘Tonight’s Street Preaching’. It reminded me of how awesome God is. Keep up the anointed work.

  2. Hi Belinda,

    Very encouraging blog, Praise God!

    Kevin Jandt

  3. Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog. It’s nice to meet you. God bless you.

    Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory

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  5. I am a former Catholic, and Convinced, the New World Church is the Roman Catholic Church! All Protestants are embarking, on the Road To Rome. The False teachers, like Tony Palmer are in bed with the Pope! They want Unity, negating all Doctrine….Unbelievable the Duping, of the Masses! Well Jesus said, there is a Narrow Gate, to The Kingdom of God( Heaven) Too bad, so many, have chosen, the Wide Gate, to Hell!

    • Thanks for your comment Cathy. We certainly live in interesting times with a one world religion and the synthesis of religions fast approaching. This pope seems bent on bringing all of the major faiths together. See http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=22878
      He has also approached Kenneth Copeland, Muslims, Jews etc in the name of unity.
      Jesus constantly warned us “not to be deceived”, Matthew 24.
      Even so, come quickly Lord Jesus!
      God bless

      • Bishop Tony Palmer, is married to a Charismatic Roman Catholic. He has been friends with the Pope, for years, before his Papacy!
        Maranatha

  6. Hi Belinda, I’m going through something right now that only another woman preacher would be able to understand. Can I share it with you? I know God is really the only one who can strengthen me, but it would be nice to tell someone about it. You can email me if you want to discuss. God bless you.

  7. You are a very good writer. I am glad to have come across your blog. Also, its nice to hear you are not satisfied with mediocrity and believing for revival.

  8. I love reading your blog. It really builds up your spirit. There is no doubt that the Lord has you and your family in the palm of His hand. Your life bears much fruit to the glory of God.

    I have a slight connection to Australia. My great grandfather left Ireland probably during or after the Potato Famine and went to Australia and lived there for thirteen years. He herded sheep and prospected for gold. He later went back to Ireland, got married and then traveled to the United States and settled down in Iowa.

    John 15: 4-8: “‘Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.’”

    • Thank you Tim, your words have greatly encouraged me. The Lord knows when we need encouragement and be blessed to know that He has chosen you to encourage me in this season! The Holy Spirit started this blog. I had no idea nor inclination to ever blog. I didn’t even really know what it meant! I wasn’t even someone who read blogs, preferring an old-fashioned book in my hand! But God is so good. He told me one day I would start a blog. A year later He told me to begin. He gave me this scripture:
      “Go, stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.” Acts 5:20
      And from there began a steep learning curve on blogging and the internet….So then I blogged for I think 3 years until late last year I was vehemently attacked by satan. I had to stop blogging. Earlier this year I sought God and asked Him if He wanted me to continue with the blog. He told me through a godly man to continue.
      The very next day someone broke into my home and stole my computer and ipad. I had no way to blog for 3 weeks just when God had told me to begin again.
      But God being the God of restoration provided me with a much better laptop and now I am back blogging. So this blog has been through the fire, as all works of God have to go through eventually.

      So there’s a bit of history for you.

      Wow, that’s interesting about your great-grandfather coming to Australia. The gold-prospecting certainly brought a lot of people to this country. I hope he was successful 🙂 I wonder which part of Australia he lived in. Most of the gold was being found around Ballarat in Victoria.

      John 15 is one of my favourite scriptures. Apart from Him surely I can do nothing. I long to be filled with the sap of the vine – the Holy Spirit – every day.
      May God bless you Tim and make your ministry abundant and even more fruitful.
      🙂

  9. About my great grandfather: if he took a boat from Ireland, my guess is that he passed through Capetown, South Africa and landed in Perth, Western Australia. So maybe he lived in the Western Australia neighborhood.

    It is obvious that Satan attacked you because you are doing the work of the Lord: your blog and your street preaching and living a Godly lifestyle.

    Sometimes I say that Satan is so smart he is stupid. If Satan never attacked Christians, they would never know that they were in the perfect will of God. Twice in the past two or three months I was attacked by Satan (it was very interesting how Satan attacked me: it wasn’t merely me he attacked, he attacked the friends that I was staying with) because the Lord wanted me to put these two posts on my blog):

    “Obedience: The Bondage Breaker”
    https://hitchhikeamerica.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/obedience-the-bondage-breaker/

    “The Lord Will Judge the Lukewarm Church in America”
    https://hitchhikeamerica.wordpress.com/2015/05/27/the-lord-will-judge-the-lukewarm-church-in-america/

    • Well no wonder satan attacked you – obedience and Christians catching-fire are two things that scare him. It is when he pre-empts and crosses the line that victory is assured.

      Yes that would make sense about your great-grandfather. I am way over on the other coast of Australia.

      God bless you Tim 🙂

  10. Thank you Belinda – I really appreciate you taking the time and effort to post these accounts as they have ministered much to me and confirmed the same feelings in my heart. The late Derek Prince (a great bible teacher for almost 60 years) once commented that in his experience woman are exceptionally brave and will do many things that men would think twice in doing, and he is absolutely correct. God Bless.

    • Hi Dene-Paul, thank you for your words of encouragement! I am so blessed to hear that these posts have ministered to you – that makes it all worthwhile to me! I love Derek Prince, he is definitely a spiritual father to me . God bless you, Belinda 🙂

  11. Belinda: I put your painting “The Eagles’ Perspective” on my “A Prophet’s Eyes” post:

    https://hitchhikeamerica.wordpress.com/2012/11/11/a-prophets-eyes/

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