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Not what you look like, but what you do

Now Paul didn’t really notice a costly hair-do, expensive clothes, gold and pearls. On the contrary – according to him, none of these contributed to a woman’s value. He also believed this was no reason why a woman should be admired. No, Paul had a different opinion about a woman that served the Lord. He […]

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Before God, just as you are

We must pray continuously. Praying must form part of our lifestyle. And we must believe that God hears us and that He wants to answer prayers within his will. But I do know that we ourselves are not always in a good space when we pray. At times we don’t even have words to pray. […]

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To make a difference

Nadia (not her real name) tells this story: I want to witness about God’s change in our place of work. On 1 April 2017, I started as supervisor in a new subdivision. This subdivision was going through a difficult period due to sensitive enquiries in the public service. The first day that I called a […]

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Jesus builds a bridge

The crux of our faith is so simple: … 5that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, 6who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. That is the best news that we, as sinners, could ever hear. We simply cannot get […]

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God’s picture becomes true

If you were able to see God’s view of the world, what do you think would you see? When will 2… so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation, become true in our world? When will peace and calm ever descend on us? Will it happen when a new […]

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Speak less

Paul cannot write a letter without including prayer too. He believes in and has experienced the power of prayer too much to let it slip. Therefore the following instruction: 1Here are my directions: Pray much for others; plead for God’s mercy upon them; give thanks for all he is going to do for them. 2 […]

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Prayer changes you

All Crossroads devotionals are also distributed on the social networks. There one can see how many people are exposed to the message as well as the number of people that respond to it. With the three-time-a-week devotionals we reach three to five thousand people. With the coloured picture and short message that lands on Facebook […]

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A stupid voice and stupid thoughts

Gretha Wiid once wrote: A daughter wanted to do something her mom really did not approve of – not so much because it was a sin, but rather because it wasn’t right according to her norms and values. Stubbornly the daughter continued arguing about her intentions and her mother’s opposition. One evening they were sitting […]

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A tree with strong roots

Paul sends Timothy out into the world to do his work with the following words: 18I’m passing this work on to you, my son Timothy. The prophetic word that was directed to you prepared us for this. All those prayers are coming together now so you will do this well, fearless in your struggle, keeping […]

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Jesus never gives up

Santa’s story: This reminds me of a dark year in my life – my 19-year old daughter was studying. She and her friends always liked to party, but at one stage my husband started suspecting that they were involved in questionable things. One Monday evening we got the news that her boyfriend had died in […]

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