God's word in today's world

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It’s a process

I always thought my faith in God was my responsibility. I had to study his Word rigorously and take in as much as possible of the truth to strengthen my faith in God. But now I know it does not depend on me alone. Thank goodness, because I won’t make it on my own. 13… […]

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Pick me! Pick me!

I wonder if we always know how lucky we are. No, ‘lucky’ is too light a word to describe this. Let’s give it some real weight. I don’t know if we always realise how much grace is poured over us every day. The fact that we have the privilege and ability to believe – that […]

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Pills, forms and hardship

I sometimes wonder why the journey of faith is so difficult, because there is definitely no guarantee of an easy road for those who follow Jesus. On the contrary, things are often so rough that I fear the boat will capsize. No, much worse! It sometimes feels as if the boat has capsized and that […]

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God will never abandon you

We’re on a depression awareness tour in Namibia. As a tourist, one sees the country differently. You hear the concerns about the country’s economy and can actually identify with that, because the levels of anxiety are quite high in our country. We don’t know exactly what the future holds for the country. But again and […]

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Believing differently is also fine

Philippians 3:1-3 Do you know what really irritates me? When people who believe differently from me makes me feel inferior about the way I believe. As if I’m missing the point through my way of believing, because, actually, their way is the right way. Sometimes I find myself doubting and before I know it, I’m […]

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No fly by night

There are so many fly by nights out there. Many people come up with brand new plans and persuade many others to also believe in this plan. Some of them are so good at persuading others to believe in it that some trusting people are even prepared to invest a major portion of their hard-earned […]

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Build a bridge with faith

Ephesians 6:10-20 I often say: Life is not easy! That is so. Life is not easy. So much is expected of us. The bar of life is often lifted just that little bit higher, even though we are already struggling to get over the lower height. The possibility of failure becomes so much bigger. Sometimes […]

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The bigger plan

I ran into a friend of mine at the gym, and could immediately see that things weren’t good on the Monday morning. And not only because he went overboard over the weekend and now found exercising difficult. He was on his way to a client when that person called to say he wasn’t feeling well […]

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Don’t mess with Sola Gratia

Central to the Reformed theology is Sola Gratia: We are saved through the grace of God alone. There is nothing that I can do that will unlock the gates of heaven for me. Actually, the entry tickets to heaven are handed out for free on the street corners. The tickets have been paid for already. […]

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It’s good to do well

It’s always important that every member of a team do his or her part. It’s no use the Springboks having the best and fastest backline and the biggest and roughest frontline, but at the lineouts the hooker’s throw-ins are not straight so that the opponents win the ball. And in the scrums the hooker is […]

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