Christianity – Gods way or your way?

  Why is it that so many good, church-going people in our current time experience a sense of disappointment and failure that borders on despair?  They have faithfully attended church throughout their entire lives and honestly feel that they truly love God in their own way.  Despite this, they suffer from spiritual malnutrition.  There is … Continue reading

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Ideas ?

Most … ideas started with an ‘idea’ probably  in the back-yard or in a simple kitchen – inspired by knowledge of some kind and made possible through hard work and the will to succeed. Have a look through history and you fill find that there have been more true tales of humble people, motivated by … Continue reading

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God’s Will

“We only have to obey. There is guidance for every one of us, and by listening humbly, we will hear the right words. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ There are many servants of the Lord who diligently serve Him, but who keep the love of their hearts from Him.  Does this make sense?  Read on … Continue reading

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Peace

  The only way to handle all the pressures and tensions of life is to possess a faith that is firmly anchored in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour. Our relationship with Him cannot be a question of convenience. We need to practice a permanent experience of unity with Him in our entire way of … Continue reading

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Is Life Worthwhile when everything seems to go wrong?

When the one drab, humdrum day follows the other with tedious regularity and it seems as if your life has no meaning or purpose, it is easy to develop the attitude that nothing in life is worthwhile. If this is your unfortunate experience, it proves that you are busy losing your grip on life – … Continue reading

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Rejoice in Today

  We can’t change the past and the future is a mystery to us.  We should take note that the present is of crucial importance to us.  By ‘fully’ living in this moment, we can bring homage to the past and prepare ourselves for the unknown future. People tend to realise the importance of the … Continue reading

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What to do when things go wrong – PRAY!

When things go wrong, there are always those who question the existence of God. In the midst of the chaos of personal tragedy we hear their cry of distress: “If there is a God, why does He allow such things to happen?  The brutality of war or the death of a child is used as … Continue reading

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Will you follow?

Who will need to grope their way in the dark if the faithful God will be our guideposts?  Even if we have to pass through torment and strife, we will arrive at the right destination, as long as God’s Word remains our truth. “I will teach you EVERYTHING about the path that you must travel”. … Continue reading

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Which Way?

There are very few of us who haven’t been lost at some point in our lives, usually because we took a back road. Maybe we attempted an unknown road by car, or by foot, and suddenly realised that we had lost our way.  At that moment, our greatest need is for a road map or … Continue reading

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In Safe Keeping (2013)

WOW! It’s a new year. A New Beginning. Thank you to everyone who supported me during this last year. “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go … I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you”. Genesis: 28:15 Here we find a wonderful, all-encompassing promise … Continue reading

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Peace until the End – The Alpha & The Omega

“I am the Alpha and the Omega.” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty”. ~ Rev 1:8 AND …. so we reach the last day of the old year, through his grace.  There are many things we are ashamed of, but there are also many things we are … Continue reading

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God’s Perfect Method

    God speaks to us in many ways, but He speaks most clearly to us through His Son and through His Word.  With the Word before us, we have to look back on the road we have travelled and ‘beg is friendly light’  to illuminate the road stretching out ahead of us.  On New … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ is ALWAYS available

” …. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age ~ Matthew 28:20   One of the glorious truths of the gospel is that He is always available for his followers who need Him.  This is a comforting knowledge in these last days of the old year, when we … Continue reading

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Joyous Christianity

” … My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Saviour …” Luke 1 46-47 Many people view their religion as a heavy and sometimes even unbearable burden.  They easily frown upon any semblance of light-heartedness in spiritual matters.  They stoop sombrely under the heavy burden of their spiritual conscience.  This … Continue reading

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Liberating (your soul)

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.   See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting ~ Psalm 139:23-24   It is that time of the year when we should take stock and examine our soul. Some prayers make … Continue reading

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The afterglow of Christmas

Each one of us experiences something of the miracle of Christmas every year, in the Christmas carols, colourful lights and in the gifts that we receive.  There should be a spirit of love and goodwill everywhere. After the song of the angels have died down, after the stars have disappeared from the skies, only then … Continue reading

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God with US

” …… and they will call him Emmanuel” – which means, “God with us” ~ Matthew 1:23 Christmas reminds us of the fact that God is with us, so that our imperfect love may be purified.  Christmas teaches us the truth of self-sacrificing love.  Christ came to his own property and his people rejected Him. … Continue reading

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A sign of God’s Love

“This will be a sign to you:  You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger” Luke 2:12 As with the arrival of a baby in a family, thousands of people yearned for the coming of the Child of Bethlehem;  the prophets and the Old Testament believers, his parents and the … Continue reading

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Tender comfort

There is a lot of sorrow surrounding Christmas-time. Some people are gravely ill, others have to come to terms with the effects of old-age, for others Christmas will never be the same again because the family circle has disintegrated irreparably through separation or death.  There is much grief because death performs its grim task mercilessly … Continue reading

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Jubilation, with a False Note

We must not forget the coming of Christ to our souls, to our hearts.  We dare not stop at the material appearance of Christ in the world as if this is ‘the most important event of the year’.  We must not only testify with our mouths that He came to the world to take the … Continue reading

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Christmas: The Christ Child

At Christmas-time we all become children once again. (Well, I do ….) In our hearts we relive the timeless adventure of unquestioned faith, where all things are immediately possible and where the child Jesus is in the centre of everything.  The stable is transformed into a palace and kings from the east kneel in worship … Continue reading

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A Child of ‘The King’

There is a world of difference between confessing that you are a child of God and living a life as child of God.  Many people profess faith and yet live in constant fear.  They suffer from a destructive sense of inferiority and they are unable to deal with life’s problems.  There is such a gap … Continue reading

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Close to God – The reason for the Season

Christmas-time (the month of December) is Advent-time! The term “advent” derives from the Latin word “adventuske”, which means “arrival” or “appearance”.  In the terminology of the general church it is used to refer to the four weeks preceding Christmas:  the joyous time when we commemorate the coming of Christ to this world of Humanity.  The … Continue reading

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The gospel in a nutshell

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life“ ~ John 3:16 Jesus Christ had an exceptional ability to express the gospel in the simplest terms possible so that even the simplest person could understand it, and yet, … Continue reading

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You are watched .. continually ..

  Unless you are a hermit, you constantly live under the scrutiny of many people.  You are part of a family circle or of a business world in which you deal with different kinds of people.  You live as part of a community and you many even be part of a sports group.  Wherever you … Continue reading

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Spiritually underprivileged

The average person wishes to achieve something with his life and wants to feel that his life was not in vain.  To accomplish this aim he sets certain goals for himself and works towards achieving what he regards as success.  He accumulates everything that might award him money and prestige. But, in spite of all … Continue reading

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Depression? Conquer this through Faith!

I know that this is a relevant, current topic of discussion between many of my friends, brothers and sisters in Christ! Depression and pessimism are ailments that destroy the soul.  Apart from the fact that depression is an illness of the mind, it also affects your physical and spiritual well-being, limits your vision of the … Continue reading

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