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Suffering for your faith

We learn a lot about faith from Moses and the author of Hebrews mentions him a number of times. Moses knew that if he stayed where he was, he would have a good life. To grow up in the pharaoh’s house had many advantages. He would live like a prince for the rest of his […]

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The % and other issues

A group of us went to eat at a restaurant in our town. Right from the start I could see something was wrong with one of my friends. As he sat down the words started pouring out. One contract that he had been working on for years was only partly awarded to him. This contract […]

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Faith is …

For a car to work, it needs an engine. Without an engine a car cannot drive itself from point A to point B. Such a vehicle is useless. A car without an engine is actually just a heap of scrap and cannot really be called a car. To be a Christian, you need faith. Faith […]

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Revisit the rest stops

A good friend opened her heart asking us to pray for her: I’m feeling very down today. I’m so worried. I’m really worried about the 50% salary cut that’s coming by the end of this month. I’m worried about my future. I’m worried about how I’m going to pay my bills this month and the […]

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Suffering with you

I’m watching the series A.D. The Bible Continues. It gives you a real look at the lives of Jesus and the disciples. It’s gripping and sometimes simply too much; then I’m forced to close my eyes. The Romans had no respect for life. When they didn’t get their way, they simply started crucifying ten innocent, […]

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Jesus suffered your suffering

Sometimes, things simply grow. You didn’t even plan for it, but when you look back after a while, you see that the Lord has provided. When we entered our ministry full-time, we never thought it would look like it does today. I suspect if we had a glimpse of what it looks like now, we […]

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Breakdowns, breakthroughs and seasons

Through the years one picks up wisdom along the way. A lot of it when you’re traveling the road of suffering. I’ve learnt that many things pass through seasons. My business had good seasons, but these were often followed by hard seasons. Relationships go through seasons when everything is going well and then seasons when […]

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One for all and all for one

I remember Trompie and the Boksombende from my childhood. They were a typical boys’ gang that got up to lots of mischief. When a stone fell on the roof or the doorbell rang and there was no one when you opened the door, the Boksombende would be blamed. At school, we were a group of […]

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When hardship comes knocking

Let’s start with a few difficult questions: How much pain are you prepared to suffer for your faith? How much are you prepared to be tortured for your faith? Will you die for your faith? Are you prepared to see your children, your loved ones, die for your faith? I’m hesitant to attempt to answer […]

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Tanya’s suffering and faith

Tanya (not her real name) knows suffering: I’ve been going through an exceptional time the last few years. I don’t want to call it a difficult time because God is with me and provides at His discretion. After 10 years of marriage my daughter went through a divorce and after three attempts to end her […]

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