This month, I thought it would be cool to look at 5 characteristics of God and what this means for us. When the world wants to tell us who they think our God is, we need to know who He really is!

God doesn’t change. He is the same today as He always has been. Why does this matter? Simply, it means we can trust Him completely. He is dependable in every way. He will never change His mind about us: if He says He loves us and is for us, then He means it!

Malachi 3:6(



A small group of us in Matric conducted a social experiment. We chose a perfectly healthy Grade 8 boy and would, over a good few days, ask him: “Are you feeling ok? You look sick.” He was absent the next week

“Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking,” [MSG] “but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” [NIV] (Romans 12:2).

The Devil wants to neutralise and weaken your character by getting into and infecting your head. Think about what you think about.

Jesus designed you to be “more than a conqueror” (Romans 8:37). Who will you believe?



My Granny, who could see through walls, would say “Hell is no escape and neither is the toilet” when I used prolonged bathroom visits as an excuse for not doing my chores.

The sluggard says, “There is a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets”. [Excuses-excuses]. “The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he is too lazy to bring it back to his mouth”. (Proverbs 26:13&15 – Ssssies!

We’re not talking about having a lazy day. This is character defining. Bottom line – laziness not only reflects badly on you but also on Jesus. Our actions portray what we believe to be true.



Character means, “the mental and moral qualities of a person” – basically your character is who you are/what you do when nobody’s looking.

How would you describe your character?
Are you the same in public and in private?
Study Proverbs 11:3 (

Jesus calls us to a life of integrity and honesty – these qualities are vital to building good character. This includes being honest with yourself. I have seen people shattered by others’ dishonesty, which included not facing up to the truth about themselves.

Your values and your beliefs affect your speech and behaviour. Watch yourself and others carefully. Your character and your reputation depend on it!