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Believe it: God is a road builder

I saw a cartoon of Moses and his friend fishing in the river. Moses’ line is quite deep in the water, but the stream had dammed up where his friend had thrown in his line, and it was now on a strip of dry land. Moses’ friend looked at him and said: “That’s not funny, […]

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Faith based on a relationship

We had to buy another camera for our ministry, but to be able to do that, we first had to sell the old one. I advertised it on Gumtree. Very early one morning. The first call came just after five. This guy was adamant. He was taking the camera. No questions asked about the condition […]

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Hope, certainty and the lights shining

Together with the author of Hebrews we are visiting the great name sin the Old Testament so that we can learn from them about faith. Next in line is Joseph. Joseph’s brothers sold him to a slave trader, but when their country suffered from famine, it was this brother they had thrown away who saved […]

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On the staff of faith

The author of Hebrews gives an overview of the forefathers to show the readers how their faith made them keep going and holding on. Remember, we said that what God did in the past helps to shape the lens of our faith to look into the future. If God had done this with the forefathers, […]

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Bless others

At the end of a service the preacher usually blesses the congregation. The one at the end of 2 Corinthians 13:13 is generally used: … and the God of love and peace will be with you for sure. Greet one another with a holy embrace. It is a wish that God and Jesus and the […]

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When things don’t make sense

Life doesn’t always make sense. Often in my life, I’ve asked what was the sense of the challenge I was facing. Sometimes I was discouraged by the challenge and would ask: “Why is this happening to me? I don’t understand why I have to go through this again”. Especially when you’re already under a lot […]

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A suitcase filled with trust

What would I give up for God? Am I prepared to give my wallet and my whole income to Him? Would I take my very nice bakkie just like that and give it someone who needs it more than me? Would I allow homeless people to move into the empty room sin my house? Or […]

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Up there, my girl. Up there!

We enjoy making a fixed home here on earth. We buy houses and equip them with all the nice things. Nothing wrong with that. Obviously, we can enjoy our time here on earth, but we have to realise that this is only temporary. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob also believed this: 13… and accepted the fact […]

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Look through the lens of faith!

God promised many things to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Some of these promises, like Canaan and Jesus coming to earth, were only fulfilled after they had died. But they believed that it would happen one day. 13Each one of these people of faith died not yet having in hand what was promised, but still believing. […]

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Trust with everything

If you woke up one morning and realised that God had spoken to you that night, would you be able to keep quiet? And if God had told you to pack up and go to a foreign country, because He would bless you so much there, would you like sharing that news with your spouse, […]

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