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On course

Winds and currents easily push ships at sea off course. The captain must regularly change the steering to get back on course. Nowadays, ships are steered by computers that automatically adjust the course when winds and currents drive them off course. The smallest degree of adjustment at the start of a journey can cause you […]

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Work diligently

I’m one of those guys that normally don’t think everything through. As a result, I’ve often succeeded in adding insult to injury. I suspect this is part of my make-up, although the consequences may not be so good. This has taught me to hold back and to make sure that I’m doing the right thing. […]

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Do not forget your talents

The talents we have were not just dropped randomly so that a few fell on some people and the rest on the ground. Every person is specifically blessed with a talent or a number of talents and God did that. Listen what is being said here: The talent you have was specifically given to you […]

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Begin at the beginning

Timothy’s calling was to proclaim the Gospel of God. He had to go to a world that has not yet heard Jesus’ message of salvation. He was instructed to: 13Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. If this verse is translated directly from the original text, it sounds like this in English: Give […]

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Spotless campers

We covered our calling in a verse or two. We heard that each of us has a calling and that we shouldn’t find excuses not to live that calling. Part of our calling is to be an example to others by what we say and do. Obviously, the point of departure here is love and […]

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Ordinary faith

All Christians are called to show the world with their words in whom they believe. And similarly, their way of doing must also be in line with God’s will. That is why it is so important that everything we do should start with love. The next very important building block for Christians is to show […]

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All in love

Each of us has a calling. We should not make excuses. No, we must set the example for others by the way in which we speak as well as the way in which we do things. That is fairly obvious. But Paul helps Timothy and us by going a little further: we must show love. […]

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Take the lead

We’re focusing on our calling. Two pieces back the simple instruction was: Go! Go! And the previous one warned us not to use the convenience of one of the excuses in our arsenal to hide from our calling. Now Paul has another good suggestion: 12And don’t let anyone put you down because you’re young. Teach […]

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And your excuse is?

I write so that I can understand the scripture. That’s why I’m honest, sometimes brutally honest. But I can’t do anything else, because I can’t just sweep things under the carpet and pretend they don’t exist. Sometimes when a voice tells me to do something I don’t want to, I back out far too quickly. […]

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Go now!

At university I served on the committee that organised missionary week. Every night during this specific week there was a big event with an international speaker. I was responsible for preparing the lower level of the Student Centre, known as the Neelsie, for the many missionaries to set up exhibitions of their organisations. Every year […]

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