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Too used to the things of God

Life can so easily become routine. Things so easily become ordinary. We get used to the sun coming up every morning, because it’s been happening for the past million years. We grow used to getting up every day and doing the same things day after day without realising what a privilege it is. We grow […]

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To meet the author of the Bible

Sometimes it feels as if there are as many opinions about the Bible as there are people on earth. People quote truths from the Bible that makes me wonder where they found it, because it is often the opposite of what I had read. I know we should allow one another space, because each of […]

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Love is…

I’ve finished writing the piece, but still sat reflecting on it for a long while. For one reason or another I couldn’t move on to the next one. Then I suddenly noticed it. Although the word “love” does not appear anywhere in this piece of Scripture, this is what it is all about. In a […]

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Despite stumbling ourselves, we can and must help others

A single parent told me this story: This mom was so ashamed the other day. My little girl broke her arm and at first we thought, no problem, it doesn’t seem to be broken. I bandaged the arm and we asked Jesus to help the sore arm feel better. Two days later the swollen arm […]

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Done what was expected

Do you know what God expects of you? Do you know what God would like you to do? Or in Bible language: What is your calling? Why are you here on earth? It’s important to know this, because how will we be able to live our calling in the world if we don’t know what […]

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Walk the straight path

People keep a close eye on the children of God. When it looks as if they’re deviating just one millimeter from the straight and narrow, people start lifting the finger to point it out. That’s just how people are. Sometimes Christians discuss other Christians’ mistakes in detail, talking about how they couldn’t fail to step […]

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To overflow with love

How strong is your love for other people? Do you really care for people who suffer? Are you anxious about the people around you who are on a direct road to damnation? Do you feel nauseous when you know for sure that the people close to you still do not have a relationship with God? […]

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Like a mother

Before Paul’s conversion he was a thunder-and-lightning kind of guy. He rode roughshod over everything. He did whatever he had to in any way necessary, and if it meant that people who didn’t want to listen had to be killed, he did it. However, the Paul we get to know in the New Testament is […]

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Fuel for your actions

What drives your actions? Why do you do things for others? Think about this for a bit. When no one can see you, will you still pick up the piece of paper on the ground? There where no one sees you, will you still pick that poor neglected being and live Jesus’ love? When you’re […]

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All above board

5We never used words to butter you up. No one knows that better than you. And God knows we never used words as a smoke screen to take advantage of you. Why is it always so hard to say out loud what I believe and what I stand for, especially when some of my friends […]

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