The heart of a father

“My son, don’t forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commands;” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:1‬

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And after all…

Was reflecting my first 10 years in my new homeland Sweden. Besides the fact that the language is still a bit of a struggle for me and the culture in many ways can be quite a struggle or better said a confrontation, it has been some amazing and challenging years.

Coming from a nation of communication, meeting and greeting, I had to except that other nations have other habits and qualities. Digging in the dirt of what confronted me, I found some amazing qualities of the people of this nation. Qualities that I began to like to the level of adapting and excepting. I love the people in many ways that learn to deal with seasons of extreme cold, darkness and lack of the fruits of the field. I understand the still strong effort to prepare the wood in spring and summer in order to be warm in the winter. Continue reading

Our Dwelling Moment

Sharing a report I wrote about a wonderful breakfast we had some weeks ago with eight man from totally different backgrounds…

Our Dwelling Moment

See how good and how pleasant it is… 

Just now, sitting behind my desk, I needed to recap the beauty of the moment.

Eight man; friends, family even and also brothers in Christ gathering around the table and having a breakfast.
The environment: A beautiful old Barn in the middle of the Woods. A barn that is IN THE PROCESS of being rebuild into a CAFE, a Christian environment for people to spend some time “outside the city”! Continue reading

So, how about Yesterday

As there will always be a yesterday, we are not so sure that there will be a tomorrow!

But then what about yesterday, as we are so obviously being taught that looking back is a wrong thing to do. But reflecting yesterday from the perspective of approaching tomorrow is the wisest thing you can ever do.

What did Jesus then really mean when He said in Luke 9:62 “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Isn’t the bible clear about the memory stones, the refocussing in order to get the right understanding of tomorrow? Joshua 4:6 Let this be a sign among you, so that when your children ask later, saying, ‘What do these stones mean to you?’ then you shall say to them…

Yes, God is all about tomorrow, but yet He is very serious about restoring the foundations of old (Isaiah 58:12).

So, how about your yesterday. What did it give, where did you took that wrong exit, what about those destined people you overlooked, those opportunities you missed.

And yes, there will always be a yesterday full of regrets, but when we observe, analyse, learn and continue, the yesterday will be the foundation of tomorrow! The bible also says never to let the sun goes down over your anger. Deal with it before the day closes and never ever drag the stuff into your tomorrow.

And then of course there is the issue of worrying! (Matthew 6:25 “This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing?”) The delaying of taking your bad experience as the measure stick for tomorrow.

When the trouble of yesterday determine the course of tomorrow, we live yesterday and repeat it day after day, so there will never be a new and fresh tomorrow!

Kingdom is about tomorrow and it is necessary to live with a future perspective. You sow in order to reap. You plant today in order to see growth and result tomorrow. You raise the child to see it grow up and mature tomorrow. You edify the church so they can live their assignment of tomorrow.

Life is about preparing. Generational understanding is about a tomorrow perspective. Stealing the vision is therefor a cruel and destructive thing as you rob them from there destiny. When there is no vision, there is no tomorrow! The people perish and becomes depended of your vision, your tomorrow and thats where you kill the identity of a nation.

As we sat there yesterday in my little office and reviewed the process of the past few months, from the moment we met and went into the process of talking destiny and purpose, the statement he made about not being sure about my intentions was of course a bit confronting. But I realised it was driven by past experiences, past defined values and understandings.

We need to review the values of our yesterday (full of experiences that moulded our observation) when they became the blockage of releasing the destined tomorrows in our live.

Matthew 6:33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you. 34 Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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The Lie of the Vision(ary)

Today I have to try to unwire this chaos of thoughts I process about the way we (christians) walk our vision(s)! Maybe it even becomes a conversation where I draw you guys into the issue that I lately started to approach.

Due to a question (of one of my sons-in-law) to write down and bundle the prophetic words received over the years, I bumped into the piles of notebooks I have been filling Continue reading


Empty and Ready

The Lord answered me: Write down this vision; clearly inscribe it on tablets so one may easily read it. (‭Habakkuk‬ ‭2‬:‭2‬ HCSB)


I love empty pages, notebooks, new pencils or blinking cursors! They can scare me, but mostly because they challenge me! This great expectance they reflect as if they impatiently wait to be of help in making visible the still so very invisible. Although I know that Solomon, Continue reading