LIFE inspiration – Faith and Hope

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Never give up. Today is hard. Tomorrow will be worse. But the day after tomorrow there be sunshine.

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You might have health problems, lost your job, a loved one might have died or you might just struggle to keep head above water.  I can never have all the answers for you but what I do know is that your faith and hope will lead you through this. It will most probably get even worse and more painful, but the ONE thing you must not let go is your faith and hope.

Now I am not naïve in thinking all with always be sunshine in the end of the day. Life sometimes just do not work like that. But through faith, there is hope and many, many times that hope turns into sunshine.

I have experienced this myself when 11 years ago I had my darkest hour in my life. Through  faith I kept going and started to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. Yes there was days that I thought it cannot get worse and then usually did get worse…but faith gave me hope and hope kept me going.

Today for me the sun is shining, it is 11 years later for me, I am healthy, looking the best I ever did and all because of the faith that gave me hope. Yes, you have to bring your part and you have to do what you can humanly possible do to change your situation, but keep the faith, keep the hope and hand it over to God in on your knees in prayer!

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Romans 12:12  Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

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Gert Louw

 

GERT TRANSFORMATION

Author: gertlouw

In the deepest south of South Africa you will find me. Dwelling in the most beautiful city in the world, Cape Town. I live close to God and try to follow in the footsteps of Christ as led the Holy Spirit. I am a fitness freak right now…but struggle with the cardio – my body just not built for much cardio! The weights I LOVE throwing around! The battle against the weights and intense strength required, is really my cup of tea! I am one of those LOUD guys in gym while training, that’s why I train when as little as possible people around…lol! Starting now with my building phase (3 months) and me and my training partner is really pushing each other to new heights. He is more cardio orientated than me so he is currently KILLING ME! SO 6-PACK, I AM WAITING…SHOW ME HOW DEEP YOUR CUTS CAN GO! Other passions include Karate and Judo and wrestling (and off course surfing for many years). Karate I did for many years, Judo 4 yrs and for a short period kickboxing until I was knocked silly one time with blood all over and teeth protruding through my lip, but if I have to choose over, I would choose wrestling…simply because of the brutal power against power game with your opponent. Love it. Love my home theatre hobby, making youtube videos and spending time with family! Can’t wait for 4K projectors to hit mainstream! For those interested, this blog is my database of all my fitness and transformation knowledge. And NO (!) I am not getting any money for it, not selling anything on it and neither do I promote anything on it or getting sponsored by anybody. My blog is simply where I want to help other guys living a healthier life and become the best they can be, inside and out and ultimately it is my legacy I want to leave my one and only son – now 7 y/o and already eager to get his 6-pack! I started my healthy living after a very close call with death at age 40 and since then fighting against severe kidney and liver damage. Don’t like talking about it, but this is now 10 years after I was given 2 years to live. After much hardship one of my main aims now is to assist other guys with healthy living and transforming themselves inside and out. I don’t know how much grace will still be given me, but I live now every moment to be the best I can be. To be the best bodybuilder I can be, the best father, best husband and best friend to those whom my paths crosses. I want to live a life worth living and not just do what excites me or pleases me. Living with grace everyday, death becomes a closer reality. This is how I view it: ~DEATH~ A sick man turned to his doctor as he was preparing to Leave the examination room and said, ‘Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side..’ Very quietly, the doctor said, ‘I don’t know..’ ‘You don’t know? You’re, a Christian man, and don’t know what’s on the other side?’ The doctor was holding the handle of the door; On the other side came a sound of scratching and whining, And as he opened the door, a dog sprang into the room And leaped on him with an eager show of gladness. Turning to the patient, the doctor said, ‘Did you notice my dog? He’s never been in this room before. He didn’t know what was inside.. He knew nothing except that his master was here, And when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, But I do know one thing… I know my Master is there and that is enough.’ Feel free to contact me directly if you wish. Reading this far, the last bit important info on me you need to know, is that my anchor in life is Jesus Christ. Please bear in mind, English is my 2nd language and as a result their might be spelling, grammatical and other language errors in my blog – I do apologise for this! Wish you all many blessings. Gert Louw

8 thoughts on “LIFE inspiration – Faith and Hope

  1. Gert, This is really excellent. It’s message is something really needed in the world today. We rush along and forget what inner part of are soul which needs sustance too. Then when something happens the person has no real inner resources to provide help and support to get us through the crisis. I played the video and also read the text. It is a mesaage is something that was good for me to hear and read. Thank you. It is funny when we were first getting to know each other we did talk about being Christians and how important a part of our life. We approached it differently but we both were active and beliving Christians. Yes, we also discussed physical improvement. But we also put that in context with the rest of our lives including Christianity. Well I know for one I have gotten to far from that side of me. Well, Gert, this email was an excellent way to nicely but firmly pointing that out to me. This reopened a door that needed opening or at least be reopened. Thank you. John

    Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:14:00 +0000 To:

    1. John, good to hear from you! And thank you my friend. Through my past 11 years and the much hardship I had I learned so many life teachings that I decided it is now time to share this. I will be bringing out many videos/posts on LIFE INSPIRATION on various subjects. We are all on a journey, growing and become wiser…
      Wish you a awesome day and be blessed John.
      Gert

  2. Hey Gert-
    Question for ya:

    Approximately 4 weeks ago, I became vegan and yes I am keeping up my protein intake with various foods that are plant-based! I have done my research and my question for you is this: I find that losing weight in my AB area seems to be more difficult to lose …. I get so full on brown rice, quinoa etc. I’m sure that I could lose more weight if I were to eat more greens, however I’m afraid I’d lose muscle because I’m not keeping my protein consumption high enough! I also realize that I have to be in a calorie deficit and that I can’t spot reduce. I just wondered if you had any suggestions for me!?

    Thanks in advance and many blessings-
    Greg

    1. Hey Greg,
      I think this something for the nutritionist – Bernadette Beyer.
      She specialised in customizing diets according to your requirements to force fat loss and protect muscles.
      Her charges is $29 US for a complete diet approach according to your requirements and situation.
      Please see this link for more info and how to signup: http://gertlouw.com/contact-me/

  3. Thank you for this Gert! An online friend of mine whose dad just had a heart attack can really use this message today. I will let you know what she thinks of it. Have a great day, my friend!

    In Christ, James

    Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:14:00 +0000 To: armourpl8d@live.com

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