By Benescke Janse van Rensburg

[BACKGROUND: Thanks to everyone who e-mailed me their testimonies. You can continue to do it at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I would like to share two testimonies of God’s protection and care for us today.]

Reader 1, Sandra Faber: “For years I was a heavy smoker. At one stage, I smoked up to sixty cigarettes per day. No pill, advice or sticker, promising to help me quit smoking, ever worked.
In 2005, I recommitted my life to God and started a closer walk with Him. Yet, I still struggled to quit smoking. One morning I read a magazine article about a woman who told how the Holy Spirit supernaturally helped her in a difficult situation when she asked God to lead her through His Spirit. The article touched me deeply and I decided to go down on my knees and ask God to free me through his Holy Spirit from my smoking addiction.
God heard my prayer and in an instant I was freed. It is now seven years later and since that day, I have never touched a cigarette – or experienced any withdrawal symptoms! God is great. He indeed performed a miracle in my life.”

Reader 2, Mabel Swart: “A few years ago, robbers came into the shop where I was working and took a large amount of cash from my cash register. In shock, I ran after them, but suddenly experienced a tremendous pain in my lower body. The pain was so severe that I stopped running and the security guard took over the chase.
At home that afternoon, the pain worsened and my husband took me the hospital. After a few tests, the doctor informed us that I am 17 weeks pregnant, but that my body, due to the shock, was busy rejecting the baby. There was already blood in my urine and he SAID there was nothing they could do to stop the process.
We went home and started praying. We stood on God’s promises and desperately asked Him to perform a miracle and save our baby. He intervened and healed me. On 21 September 1994, after I carried the baby full term, our beautiful, healthy baby was born. I praise the wonderful Name of Jesus Christ!”

Sandra and Mabel both experienced God’s power because they put their faith completely in Him. Listen again to Jesus’ words in Mark 11:24: “. . .whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them..” Also in John 16:23 we read : . . . whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.”

There is power in the Name of Jesus Christ. Let us pray without doubt and wait with excitement to see what He will do in our lives. God bless.

Father God, thank you for hearing my prayers. I bring today (name your challenge) to You and ask You in the Name of Jesus Christ to intervene. Thank you that nothing is impossible for You. Amen.

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** BOOK LAUNCH OF WYSHEID, OORDENKINGS UIT SPREUKE by Benescke Janse van Rensburg: Saturday, 25 February 2012, Bellville. For more information, contact Karin at 021 949 7419 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

** Benescke Janse van Rensburg is a motivational speaker, freelance journalist and author of the books, Ontdek God in die stories van mense and also Wysheid, oordenkings uit Spreuke.