LoveHimEnough

Update posted by Marlize van der Merwe On Dec 09, 2018

So I have to be honest, I’ve been debating this update pretty much the whole day. I’m going to do my best but I am finding it difficult to put what I feel into words tonight. I woke up this morning and really prayed that today there would be a tremendous increase in donations towards this challenge. It’s been a difficult journey at times up to now. Even when you do something out of complete obedience it sometimes really stretches your faith and so many other aspects of your life. Sometimes I just cannot understand why it is so incredibly difficult for some to give whilst those who has the least to give, gives so easily from the heart.

So there was a couple of donations that came in and I was so incredibly thankful for that! I think the one that touched me the most today was a friend who sent money via e wallet and asked me to please transfer it on her behalf as they had really bad internet signal. This friend of mine was gruesomely attacked and left for dead about two years ago and lives of a disability grant as she is no longer able to work due to injuries sustained and the long terms effects thereof on her health. I literally cried when I saw her message! It made me realize once again….it’s not how much we can give, it’s the heart and intent with which we give!

The highlight of my day was when I realized that Yahweh has already used this campaign to work in peoples’ lives and to start changing lives! I was filled with SO much joy and love that I thought I might actually explode!! It was the absolutely best birthday present ever!!! I am so indescribably happy!! I praise Yahweh for lives changed and pray for so many more to still be touched, changed and saved!

This is why I said yes, this is why I stepped out in obedience and why I ran straight ahead and did this! The knowledge that one live has already been touched has made this whole journey worthwhile! How can we not give, not love Him enough to even donate R50 or $5? Have we really lost the love for each other to such an extent that the love for money is all that remains?

If only you could for one second experience the incredible joy and love that I am experiencing right now I truly believe that you would really open up your hearts and wallets…it is just too much to contain! Think about the next person….are you willing to count the cost….to give and give joyfully or to give until it hurts but still do so with a smile because you love Him enough? Can you really pass on the chance to change a life…to fulfill the great commission? I thank Yahweh for the incredible privilege, for the grace He has bestowed upon my life, that He can use my heart and my willingness to make a small difference.

I am nothing special, it is all His grace! I am only a willing instrument who said yes…so can you!! Imagine if we all said yes…imagine if we all gave everything we had and ran the race with no holding back!! Oh how I would love to be a part of that generation…a generation that truly Love Him Enough!!! How about you?

Much Blessings,

Marlize


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Update posted by Marlize van der Merwe On Dec 07, 2018

With only two days to go before my birthday I am actually really excited! Although this campaign is not only limited to the actual day of my birth, I pray that Yahweh will truly work in the hearts of many to open up their hearts and wallets to give to this campaign and that it will be a record day! I would also like to thank everyone who has contributed thus far, I pray that Yahweh will truly bless you in every aspect of your life for your generous blessings! You truly have made a difference in His Kingdom and lives will be touched thanks to your seed!

May I please share a bit of my day with you? This morning when I went to donate blood (I am a regular donor) I got this nifty gym towel complete with a zipped compartment for keys, etc. I jokingly told the lady assisting me that it feels like I get something every time I go to donate!

I have the habit of praying for the individuals who will be receiving my blood, for Yahweh to meet with them if they don't know Him, for positive change in their lives, for deeper relationship with Him. Since it's called the "gift of life" I decided a while ago that this would be what I pray every time I go to donate...for life in Yahweh for the recipient. It got me thinking though...I actually got "rewarded" today for "giving the gift of life", for giving my "blood that can save lives". Yesterday I got rewarded for putting fuel in my car, the day before that for buying my vitamins, etc at a certain outlet. Everything is about rewards these days and we have more rewards cards in our wallets than money some days!

The only place where we don't have "reward cards" and do not get "tangible rewards or gifts" with every handing over of money is in His Kingdom! Pondering this I couldn't help but wonder if this is why so many struggle to give? Surely it cannot be? Matt 6:20-21 clearly states "but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal, for where your treasure is, there shall your heart be also". Even though every single thing we do here on earth counts, we are just passing through...what comes next is what really matters. The sad reality though is that we focus so much on the right here, right now that we lose focus and one day you realize that the investment that really matters, the one you've made in heaven leaves much to be desired!

Don't get me wrong, this is not why I am doing this challenge. I am doing this out of obedience and I am doing this with the knowledge that if only one life gets changed, healed and saved for His Kingdom through this, we would have made a difference! So I'd like each of us to ask ourselves...where is our treasure? Where is our focus? Like I've said before, we cannot all be a Yosef or Aliyah, but we can sow into their ministry and enable them to go out and make disciples and change lives through Yahweh! Do we Love Him Enough though?

Love in Yeshua

Marlize

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Update posted by Marlize van der Merwe On Dec 05, 2018

Thank you Yosef for taking the time to do this...with that...here's Yosef:

Giving to something is never easy! As humans we like to hold onto what we have, waiting for the perfect moment to spend it on something new, new clothes, car, cell phone etc. We hate to let moments pass us by and we seldom seem to save or manage to truly invest into things that matter. The problem is that we as humans have become selfish and self-centred in our thinking and way of doing. From the way we interact with others to the way we choose what we will do with what we have. If it does not benefit me then why should I do it? I have to admit that at times I too find myself thinking very hard about where to invest my time and money.

But what if we didn’t think that hard about it and instead chose to pay it forward for a cause that is greater than just one life? What if we choose to invest into the lives of others by giving of what we have to help where we can’t? Not all of us are called to work with the drug addict, the abused or the trafficked, but all of us have a measure of compassion inside of us to care for others not matter how much we try to hide it. It should be that compassion that makes us pause for a second and consider why we do what we do. Not only why do we do what we do, but what do I do with what I have?

We all have the power to change a life. You might ask how? The power of giving is a silent weapon that changes and empowers lives. Your giving helps this ministry reach out globally to all nations and people. Through video, radio and one on one encounters the message of hope is able to reach the lives of many. This is only made possible by faithful donors and individuals that are able to see past the sign that says please give and instead see the vision and mandate of this ministry. Only once the vision is grasped will the task of giving become easier. Unfortunately, in order to see the vision, we need to get into the shoes of the broken hearted, the drug addict, the downtrodden as well as the lost and the immature believer. Only once you can put yourself there will you fully be able to reach into your pocket or bank account and be able to give not from your head but your heart.

The world needs hope! Not the hope of a better tomorrow! The hope of a changed life. The hope of a Father for the Fatherless, a hope of a Saviour to their problems. Only Yeshua can change lives in this way.

Maybe you saying, hey Yosef I have read this all before… Every church, every Pastor asks for money every Sunday, what makes this any different.

The truth is that in a way it might not be different, yet being a person who was an addict, who was in prison, who lived on the streets for years, I know what it means to have someone reach out to you and not just give you a superficial answer that changes nothing. I know what it meant to me when a missionary took the time to see me and offer me a solution to my pain.

Your giving enables us to do more, to reach more and to help more. We pray that Treasured Inheritance Ministry will be a worthy investment for you.

Thank you

Co-Founder

Yosef ben Avraham

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Update posted by Marlize van der Merwe On Dec 04, 2018

So tonight I'm not going to do a long post, I would just like to share with you some of the teachings Yahweh has used to bless and equip me with on my journey so far. I pray that these will speak to your own heart as well and that Yahweh will truly use these to bless you tremendously!

Choosing just a couple of teachings is an impossible task, so this will be an ongoing exercise! Before I post the links however I would just like to once again humbly thank you from the bottom of my heart for every contribution made so far! It is the prayer of my heart that Yahweh will multiply your blessing greatly, not just in the ministry of Treasured Inheritance Ministries but also in the lives of everyone that will be reached through this campaign as well as you...the joyful giver! Thank you and be blessed!

To go and check out more of these life changing teaching please go to: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKENugphvseylf-rFnaczKA

This is one of the most important teachings a new believer should watch I believe, but it is also important knowledge for all of us! Please watch the all four teachings in this series


This is such an amazing teaching and really opened up so much for me! I pray that it will truly bless you as well...especially all the ladies out there...


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Update posted by Marlize van der Merwe On Dec 03, 2018

This is not what I had planned as an update for today but in the spirit of keeping it real I am just going to go with what is in my heart.

Firstly I would like to say thank you so very much to each and every person who has already donated. I do not want to take away anything from your reward and I truly pray that Yahweh will bless you abundantly according to His will for every aspect of your life! What might seem like a small contribution to you I know Yahweh can use mightily!

Secondly I want to say please. As someone who knows the incredible hurt and devastation of sexual abuse, someone who knows how satan can further use this to deceive and wreck lives, someone who knows how easily an innocent child can go from happy and healthy to broken and hurting, someone who knows how that once innocent child will grow up (if he/she does see adulthood) living a life of self destruction, someone who knows how incredibly difficult it is to even attempt to believe that Yahweh could love him/her, someone who knows that in that deepest, darkest night you need "Yeshua with skin"...I ask desperately and with all my heart that you please support this challenge...be the instruments that Yahweh uses to enable Yosef and Aliyah to continue doing what they are now but on a much bigger scale...for them to continue going out and being "Yeshua with skin" for the lost, broken, confused, hurting, etc so that they can come to know their Saviour and Healer Yeshua!!

Be blessed and may each of us continue to grow in Loving Him Enough!

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Update posted by Marlize van der Merwe On Dec 02, 2018

So a couple of people have already asked me, why “Treasured Inheritance Ministries” when there is so many other causes that I could’ve chosen, so many other institutions and worthy causes that I could have chosen to support.

A Completely valid question and not something that I can answer in a sentence or two. So please bear with me and read to the end as I try and answer this question to the best of my abilities. (I am not a writer so this might get a bit all over the place but I’m going to keep it real and really share my heart.)

When I was first heard of Treasured Inheritance Ministries I was still very much searching and desperate for answers and for truth. Although by then I had received a tremendous amount of healing in many areas of my life there was still something missing. I am a black and white kind of person, it’s either right or it’s wrong and at that stage I had very few people in my life who was sharing truth and actually leading me towards the no compromise, spirit filled, love relationship I so desperately desired to have with my Creator.

So I was told about Yosef and Aliyah, how they were completely sold out to Yahweh, about the incredible anointing they both carry and how they were tremendous instruments in His Hands. To be honest I thought people were overreacting. In my experience up to that point of my life very few people were really as sold out as they professed to be and compromise was rife. Yes, this was very judgmental of me and I have repented!

From the very first time I met them, I realized though that they were completely focused on Yahweh and His calling for their lives. His plans and purposes for their lives are the most important factors in their lives and they truly live to serve Him and to be His hands and feet to a broken and lost world. They do not hesitate to speak truth and their teachings and ministry not only challenges each person they come into contact with but also inspires you to want to count the cost, to want to become a disciple, to focus on nothing but His complete and perfect plans and purposes for your own life.

Under their ministry and leadership I have grown so tremendously! From a shaky believer who was up and down and just never seemed to be able to get that final breakthrough, to a warrior woman and disciple in the making. I have come to know truth, I have come to realize that I don’t have to be perfect, I just have to be willing. Willing to count the cost, willing to go wherever He leads me, willing to say yes when everyone else is saying no, willing to love Him through it all and in spite of it all. The rest He will do…all He requires is a willing and obedient vessel.

He doesn’t care how broken you were, how much drugs you used to do, how many times you’ve fallen, how many times you rebelled, how many times you ran away, how many times you sinned….He waits with open arms and once you commit wholeheartedly and without reservation He can and will use you!!

Now of course all of us are not called to be a Yosef or Aliyah, all of us aren’t called to give up everything, live in faith and go out to all the world to spread His Truth. But we are called to be there for one another, we are called to love one another as we love ourselves! We can support this incredible ministry through whom Yahweh is truly touching lives. We can go out and bless others through giving to this ministry because we Love Him Enough! So I ask you to prayerfully consider supporting my challenge. All we have is through His grace, so how can we not give?

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Update posted by Marlize van der Merwe On Nov 30, 2018

So I wanted to sit down and explain where "Love Him Enough" originated from for me and what it means to me personally. I really just want to share my heart with you, so no fancy words, fonts , etc but just me being real.

A couple of weeks ago myself and a dear friend and sister in Yeshua was having a conversation on whatsapp. I had just offered to babysit her little doggie so that she and her family could go away for a couple of weeks in December. I jokingly said that I should've known she needed something when she started the voice note with "my dearest sister". So later on she sent a message just saying that she loves me very much and I responded with "Ok...what do you need now....a kidney?" She responded with "no both" to which I typed "OK I love you enough" and promptly hit the send button.

And then I realized that I was completely serious because whether I live or die does not matter, my life is not my own anyway! All I have and all I am belongs to Yeshua and it is only Grace!! I had been praying for so long that I would grow in love and come to the point where I would Love Him Enough and would be willing to lay down my physical life for Him! Finally I had gotten to that point, because of His incredible mercy and grace, because of how He has made me, because I Love Him Enough. In giving my life to Him completely, not holding back but giving Him every single aspect of it, I have found true love!! In giving up my life I have received REAL life!!

For those of you reading this and thinking "I will never get there, I am not good enough, I cannot do this, I am not worthy, it's to late for me...etc etc" I want to say...DON'T BELIEVE THE LIES!! You are good enough, you can do this, you are worthy, it is NEVER to late for you! He died for you, He loved you enough to give His life, He is calling you and He is waiting! Sure sometimes it gets difficult, we make mistakes, we get tired but as we grow in intimacy with Him, as we count the cost and we continuously choose FOR Him, we get to the point where we Love Him Enough!! Not because of how awesome we are but because of how awesome He is, because of His mercy and grace, and because He Loves Us Enough!

I pray this blesses everyone that reads it!

Marlize

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And my parents Greg and Milly gave too, $50. Challenging all the parents out there, to invest in the nations and to take hope to children everywhere!

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Posted On Dec 10, 2018

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Biggles, Bella and I have accepted the challenge - we cut down on dog biscuits and we just gave $18 We challenge the other dogs out there, come on, “bark with me now!” Sherry Jacobs

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Posted On Dec 10, 2018

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Thank you so very much Carolinda! I pray that Yahweh will see your most beautiful heart and that He will truly reward and bless you more than what I could ever ask for! I pray for new depth and deeper encounters for you! Thank you so much for being an instrument of change in someones life!

Marlize van der Merwe

Posted On Dec 09, 2018

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Todah for your grateful and giving spirit to Yosef & Aliyah's Work for our Yeshua...Carolinda

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I would like to challenge all the librarians, library assistants and bookworms out there to donate! $35 will be paid in ZAR currency.

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Posted On Dec 06, 2018

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Pilot and Lilly Mocke you are absolutely awesome! Thank you so much for your contributions! It’s really on now....the doggies are really showing the kitties who’s boss! Ezra and Nehemiah you gonna have to call back up! :))

Marlize van der Merwe

Posted On Dec 05, 2018

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Pilot challenge accepted my size and age is bigger than your attitude

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Thank you so very much Renee LaGoy! I appreciate your donation greatly and pray that Yahweh will truly bless you abundantly according to His plans and purposes for your life!

Marlize van der Merwe

Posted On Dec 03, 2018

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Renee LaGoy

Backed with $25.00 On Dec 03, 2018

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Baie, baie dankie Leana Bosch! Jou ondersteuning hier en in die agtergrond deur gebed beteken vir my so baie en is kosbaar! Ek bid dat Yahweh jou ryklik sal seen in elke aspek van jou lewe! Baie liefde en blessings!

Marlize van der Merwe

Posted On Dec 02, 2018

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