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Dancing and free!

Sometimes I wonder why God still wants to have anything to do with me. Really. I feel I simply don’t make it. I pull in the wrong direction too often. I often fail the keep calm test. I’m more lukewarm than hot. I often do wat I know I shouldn’t do. Then I wonder why […]

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Just live …

I think we don’t always realise what impact the sin had that occurred in the Garden of Eden. It was the greatest disaster that ever befell mankind. Yes, the world has experienced terrible disasters. All the great wars, all the enormous natural disasters, and much more. However, these disasters affect only those who are involved. […]

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A promise for you

8Take your share of suffering for the Message along with the rest of us. We can only keep on going, after all, by the power of God … Do you struggle because you are a Christian? Will you live an easier life if someone tells you now that you can resign from Christianity? Are you […]

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Put your embarrassment on ice

8So don’t be embarrassed to speak up for our Master or for me, his prisoner. I wonder if Timothy told his friends about his mentor being in jail. Wouldn’t it have held him back a little? Wouldn’t it have made the people to whom he was bringing the Gospel wonder a little bit? Was it […]

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The Holy Spirit in action

Willie tells this story of how the Holy Spirit worked in him: One morning as I was driving from Cullinan to Pretoria, I saw a neatly dressed old man with a beat-up wheelie suitcase walking in the same direction I was driving. I am totally opposed to picking up hitchhikers; you don’t even have to […]

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The Holy Spirit and you in control

The Spirit gives you power. The Spirit makes you overflow with love for others. And He helps us not to do the wrong things. The third fruit of the Spirit is summed up in one word in The Living Bible: Self-control. Many of us often fall short with this one. When circumstances go south a […]

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The Holy Spirit and the love glasses

One of the results of the Holy Spirit living in us is that we receive love for others. Other people and their needs start becoming more important than our own issues. Before God’s Spirit came to live inside us, we didn’t notice the needs of others. It was all a blur. In a way the […]

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The Holy Spirit and two small brown shoes

Are you a mess? Do you struggle to remain standing? Do you simply have no answers to all the questions? Does life feel too hard and your strength too weak? Then it’s time for reinforcements. 7God doesn’t want us to be shy with his gifts, but bold and loving and sensible. He makes us strong […]

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Who’s sitting on your chair?

The times when my wife and I are most irritated with one another is when one or both of us refuse to see the other one’s point of view. It’s all about the own self. It’s all about me and me alone who’s sitting on my chair. I leave absolutely no space for the way […]

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Fire up your gifts

6And the special gift of ministry you received when I laid hands on you and prayed—keep that ablaze! I had to do a lot of deep reading to get the answer to my question about this verse. The question was: What is a special gift and does everybody have it? The clever guys who know […]

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