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Listen, and you will hear the Holy Spirit speak

I was watching a fairly old movie about a girl hitch-hiking on a remote gravel road. First, a man drives by, but he’s on his phone, and nearly runs her over. Then, a couple drives by. They’re arguing. The man hears a soft voice whispering “pick her up”, but his wife refuses to let him. […]

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The Holy Spirit never runs out of fuel

The day I realised that our awesome God had placed a piece of his Holy Spirit in us I was ecstatic. I could hardly believe that God would do something like that. He must really rate us high to entrust a piece of his Spirit to us. I immediately picked up my pen to start […]

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Extreme makeover

It was a wonder, the greatest wonder the world had ever seen! It is the day that Jesus died on the cross and made it possible for sinners like you and me to escape eternal damnation and instead find eternal rest in heaven. Lots of things had to happen behind the scenes for this wonder […]

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Turned head over heels and born again

A pig isn’t bothered by the mud in which it lives. It’s even less bothered about sniffing around for food in the mud. The pig enjoys it there. It chooses to live like that. People who have not yet accepted Jesus as their personal Saviour, chooses to live in sin. They enjoy it. They can’t […]

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A ring and an old man with a metal detector

For some reason a woman convinces a man that a wedding ring is an investment. I don’t agree, but won’t say it out loud, so I can keep out of trouble. When Renata and I wanted to get married, we also had to find a good diamond somewhere. With a contact’s contact and very little […]

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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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