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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

The taming of Peter


I recently once more became aware of how well our Father knows me when He revealed His insight into my character through an inconsequential incident. I love this about God. He manages to use each of us despite ourselves, turning our apparent weaknesses into strengths when it comes to our ministry. He did the same with Peter, the hot-headed disciple Jesus called to build His Church upon. But first, He had to tame Peter just a little to make those characteristics work towards good, rather than evil.
Peter was a man who lived his life in exaggerations, in hyperbole, if you wish. He was fast to act and quick to speak. When Jesus would wash His disciples' feet, Peter would have none of it. This went against his grain. He uses hyperbole to express himself when he tells Jesus that he would NEVER allow it. Jesus then tells Peter that if it didn't happen this way, then Peter would have no part of Him. Peter makes an immediate about turn, telling Jesus that he not only wanted Him to wash his feet, but also his hands and face. See John 13 for more details.
Still with the disciples are all gathered around the table with Jesus, He informs them that one of them would betray Him. It is Peter who insists on having a name placed upon the culprit-to-be, indicating to John to ask for more information. When Jesus informs Peter that he himself would betray Jesus, he again uses exaggerated speech to deny the accusation, saying he would rather die, than to betray Jesus. (Still John 13).
Later on, Jesus is arrested and Peter responds by chopping off the ear of one of the men in the party. Again, he follows his own head, instead of waiting for direction from Jesus. When later confronted by others about being part of Jesus' entourage, Peter denies it not once, but three times! (See John 18).
In John 20 we read that when Mary Magdalene brings the news that she could not find the body of Jesus, Peter and John both RUN towards the grave. It is Peter who goes inside first, venturing in where others hold back. He is the one to discover the discarded burial cloths.
In the final chapter of John, we see that it is Peter who suggests that they, him and the other disciples with him, go fishing. At this stage, Jesus had already appeared to them, but they had no clear indication of what to do next. The others would simply wait around, but Peter was a man of action. He would do what he had always done before Jesus entered into his life, he would go fishing. The others agree to this suggestion. It must have made perfect sense to these seasoned fishermen.
I had recently had the privilege of spending an extended period of time in a fishing village. I had a clear view of the harbour, and every morning I would come out to see if the fisher boats had taken to sea. Later on, I would saunter down to the seaside where I would fall into conversation with the fishermen hanging around there. They would look at the waves, the wind and the weather and be able to tell me what sort of fishing day it would be. They could tell when it would be a waste of time to go out, or even what types of fish could be expected in this particular weather. To me, who was born and raised inland, this was a real eye-opener.
I suspect it must have been much the same for Peter and his group. They must have cast an eye on the weather and assessed the waves and winds, before deciding to brave the sea at night. Still, for all of their combined experience, they caught nothing. When approaching the land again in the morning, they saw a man, who would shortly be revealed to be Jesus, on the shore. He told them to cast the net out once more on the right side of the boat. Suddenly the barren sea became alive with fish, to the point of threatening to sink the boat.
Peter jumped out of the boat and immediately swam to shore, leaving his mates to struggle alone with the catch. Only when Jesus told him to return to tend the catch, did he do so. Hot-headed Peter was still acting on whim! Now, for all their trouble, it seemed there was no purpose to going out after all, for Jesus had no need of their catch. He had already cooked some fish and bread for them on the fire! What a lesson there is in this! We are all guilty of this. We fool ourselves into believing that we need to take care of these important survival matters, when Jesus has a widely different perspective on things. He said He would take care of us, the same way He tends to the fields and the birds. As long as we are in God's will, things will work out for us. When we follow our own heads, we might find we have wasted a good night's sleep out on a fishing boat, for no good reason at all, our combined experience aside!
It was this moment that Jesus chose to reaffirm Peter's calling. Three times He asks Peter to confirm his love for Him, every time entrusting Peter with the care of His Church. And then He tells Peter that as much as he had been following his own whims all his life, the time would come when others would lead him where he did not wish to go, but that it was all part of God's plan for his life. This was indication of how Peter would die. The hot-headed Peter was exactly who God needed to establish and take care of His church, but it had to be a Peter who was willing to ultimately submit to God's will, even if this led to death.
I know obstinacy. Those who know me well, consider me one of the most obstinate people they've ever met. And this is a good thing. God has often found good use for my obstinacy in the advancement of His Kingdom. However, not unlike Peter, I too had to learn to submit my will to that of our Father's. I want to invite you to try this and note the difference it makes in your own life, as well as those of others. And yes, even though I am an experienced fisherman, I no longer fish unless our Father tells me to do so. The fish and bread has always been waiting on the shore for me. Take God at His word. He will not fail you.

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Agter geslote deure


Wanneer woorde faal
en stilte draal
is dit dalk tyd
om die oë te sluit,
en dinge na ons God te bring
wat in ons woordeskat indring.

Daar is so baie wat ons hoor
en mense kry die wind van voor,
maar ons Vader weet
van al ons leed
en te midde van onveiligheid,
bly Sy wil steeds onverstuit.

Petrus se deure was gesluit
met planke voor die ope ruit
waar hy die Jode wou ontvlug,
maar ook sy Goddelike plig,
toe Jesus daar aan hom verskyn
en maan om nie net te verdwyn.

Ons kan nie dat ons vrees ons keer
om God se woorde te probeer;
wanneer Hy sê dat Hy sal sorg,
is dit 'n beduidende waarborg,
en dan kan ons dit na buite waag,
want in Hom sal ons planne slaag.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys)
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys)

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
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Monday, 6 November 2017

Prayer warrior


There was nothing frail about her;
clad in the armour of a warrior,
as she lay propped up in her bed,
her cheeks all flushed and ruby red.

She called them up, one by one
as she put them all before the Son
Who gave His life to set them free
so they could live life fearlessly.

She mentioned sickness, pain and strife
as she pleaded for abundant life
for those she held dear in her heart
though their lives were torn apart.

She called temptation by its name
and begged that it be put to shame,
asked for wisdom in its place
for those who met it face to face.

This grey old girl, her body small
stood in her prayers erect and tall,
for she knew her Father’s loving care
would keep the ones mentioned in prayer.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys)
'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys)

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
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Sunday, 5 November 2017

Vir wie soek jy?


Vandag wil ek met 'n opgestane Jesus se woorde voor jou kom staan en vir jou vra: "Vir wie soek jy?" Oorspronklik was hierdie woorde aan Maria Magdalena gerig toe sy Jesus se liggaam by die graf gaan soek het en nie gevind het waarna sy soek nie. Maria was ontsteld. Waarom sou enige iemand 'n lyk uit 'n graf verwyder - en dit boonop oor die paasnaweek? Sy het haar van die graf af gehaas om Johannes en Petrus te gaan roep. Haar God was weg en moes gevind word.
Johannes en Petrus het ook by die leë graf aangekom. Hul het egter tyd geneem om 'n paar dinge te observeer. Die doeke waarmee die lyk toegedraai was, was steeds in die graf. Dis agergelaat. So al asof dit nie meer 'n doel gehad het om te dien nie. Dat iemand die liggaam sou verwyder was alreeds vergesog, maar om dit eers te stroop van die doeke, was totaal ongehoord! Behalwe as jy dit in verband bring met Jesus se uitsprake voor Sy dood waar Hy hulle meegedeel het dat Hy uit die dood sou opstaan. Ons lees in Johannes 20:8 dat Johannes die doeke gesien het en geglo het. Daarna is hy en Petrus terug huistoe.
Maar Maria het buite by die graf bly staan en huil. Johannes 20:11
Twee engele verskyn toe aan haar en vra haar:
"Mevrou, waarom huil jy?" Johannes 20:13
Haar woorde is baie onthullend; Hulle (wie dit ook al mag wees) het my God weggevat van my en ek kan Hom nie opspoor nie (ad lib). Sy het van die engele af weggedraai om Jesus agter haar te sien staan. Sy het Hom nie herken nie. Kom ek maak dit duideliker. Ten spyte daarvan dat Hy die een was na wie sy gesoek het, het sy Hom steeds nie herken nie. Die omstandigehede het haar verblind vir Wie Jesus is.
Jesus vra haar toe: "Mevrou, waarom huil jy? Vir wie soek jy?" Johannes 20:15
Maria se verwarring oor God se identiteit is duidelik wanneer sy hom vir die tuinier aansien en vra of hy dalk die liggaam weggesteek het. Dis eers toe Jesus haar op haar naam aanspreek, dat sy besef met Wie sy te doen het. Sy antwoord Hom en spreek Hom aan as Leermeester. Ek dink nie dis 'n toevallige term nie, want in daardie oomblik van herkenning leer Maria iets omtrent haar God wat sy nooit besef het nie. Maria leer dat haar God, Jesus, nie onder mense se beheer is nie. Sy leer dat Jesus die stand van sake bepaal, en dat selfs die dood aan Hom ondergeskik is. Maria leer dat Jesus se mag verder as die dood strek. Maria leer dat Jesus leef.
Waarom deel ek hierdie bekende gedeelte vandag? Ek doen dit omdat ek diep bekommerd is. Ek doen dit omdat ek, soos Jesus, vir my mede-gelowiges wil vra: Vir wie soek jy?
Ons bevind ons vandag in 'n land waar die politiese, ekonomiese en sosiale probleme ons oorweldig. Ons leiers is dit net in naam en bied wynig oplossings. Goeie argumente kan ingebring word om die teendeel te bewys. Ons voel magteloos, moedeloos en sonder hoop. Vrees, angs en woede kenmerk die gemiddelde landsburger. Ons leef agter geslote deure, diefwering voor elke huis-opening, outomatiese ligte, alarms en kameras, buurtwagte, versekering en meer. Ons betaal belasting en sien geen goed daaruit vloei nie. Ons sien daagliks hoe mense om ons verarm en ons kan ons eie sente nie meer rek om al die gate te vul nie. Ek weet dit. Ek ken dit. Ek voel dit. Ek het empatie. Maar ek leef dit nie.
Wanneer ek die sosiale media blaaie oopmaak, getuig dit van vrees, angs, woede en depressie. Ek kyk na die name van die mense wat die posts share en like en ek sien dis my mede-gelowiges, dis mense wat Jesus ken en bely. En ek word bekommerd, want dit voel vir my asof hulle langs die graf staan en huil, soekend na Jesus. Hy is nie daar nie. Kyk langs die graf. Hy't opgestaan! Hy het oorwin. Daarna het Hy Sy Heilige Gees oor die gelowiges uitgestort en aan die regterhand van ons Vader gaan sit, om as Koning te regeer. God leef nou in jou en in my.
Waarom staan jy moedeloos langs 'n graf en soek 'n dooie God as Jesus opgestaan het en Sy Gees in jou geplaas het? Leef in God se oorwinning. As jy oor die sake van die dag praat, doen dit in gebed teenoor God, waar jou woorde wel 'n verskil kan maak. En los dit dan by Hom!
Jesus het nie gesterf dat jy in vrees, angs en woede moet leef nie. Hy het jou ook nie gestuur om die slegte nuus te versprei en mense daarvan bewus te maak nie. Inteendeel. Lees so 'n bietjie verder saam met my in Johannes 20:19
Alhoewel die deure gesluit was, omdat hulle bang was...
Klink dit bekend? Maar let op die woord alhoewel. Dit beteken ten spyte daarvan dat die deure gesluit was, het iets gebeur. In ons scenario vandag, dink ons oombliklik aan oortreders wat inkom, alhoewel die deure gesluit was, omdat ons bang is. Dis nie wat hier gebeur het nie. hier gaan die vers aan om so te lees:
... het Jesus gekom en tussen hulle gaan staan en vir hulle gesê: "Vrede vir julle!"
'n Soortgelyke insident het agt dae later weer plaasgevind onder dieselfde omstandighede en word aan ons vertel in vers 26. Ek weet jy's bang. Ek weet jou deure is gelsuit. Waarom het Jesus aan sy volgelinge verskyn agter geslote deure? Hy wou hê hulle moes weer hulle gesigte in die openbaar vertoon. Hy stuur hulle uit, soos wat die Vader Hom ook gestuur het. Was dit gevaarlik vir Jesus? Ja, hulle het Hom gekruisig. Het dit Hom gekeer om te doen wat die Vader van Hom verwag? Nee. En daarom is daar vir ons oorwinning. Daarom is daar vir ons lewe. Daarom is daar vir ons hoop. Daarom is daar vir ons genesing.
Daarom is ons toegerus met God se Heilige Gees.
Gaan dan nou uit, sluit oop jou deure, maak jou hart oop vir mense en gaan verkondig die goeie nuus van Jesus se opstanding uit die dood en Sy oorwinning aan die kruis. Moenie langer by die graf staan en huil nie. Vir wie soek jy? 'n Dooie God wie se liggaam deur mense rondgekarwy word, of 'n opgestane God wat jou nooi om vreesloos te leef, soos Hy self ook gedoen het?
Kyk na die opdrag in verse 22 en 23. Gaan vergewe mense se sonde en spreek hulle vry. Of roep hulle tot verantwoording. Dis wat God ook doen. Diegene wat hulle bekeer en hulle voor God verootmoedig, word vrygespreek en die res word tot verantwoording geroep. Hierdie is 'n geestelike saak. Jesus het nooit in 'n fisiese skermutseling betrokke geraak of die reg van die dag in eie hande geneem nie, ten spyte daarvan dat baie van Sy volgelinge gedink het dis presies wat Hy gekom het om te doen. Neem mense na Jesus en ons Vader in gebed. En leef in die oorwinning wat Jesus ten duurste vir jou aan die kruis bewerkstellig het.
... want God het ons nie 'n gees van vreesagtigheid gegee nie, maar van krag en liefde en selfbeheersing. (2 Timoteus 1:7)
En die vrede van God wat alle verstand te bowe gaan, sal oor julle harte en gedagtes die wag hou in Christus Jesus. (Filippense 4:7) 
Vrede laat Ek vir julle na; my vrede gee Ek vir julle. Die vrede wat Ek vir julle gee, is nie die soort wat die wêreld gee nie. Julle moet nie ontsteld wees nie, en julle moenie bang wees nie. (Johannes 14:27)
Moenie soos Tomas daarop aandring om eers te vat en te sien voor jy Jesus glo nie (Johannes 20:25). Jesus het nog nooit iemand in die steek gelaat nie. Hy gaan nie by jou begin nie. Vertrou Hom.

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
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Friday, 13 October 2017

The question


There seems to be no time to dwell
on whether there’s a heaven or a hell,
we simply rush from here to there,
with no time left for God to spare.

The problem with this rushing is,
that when we do not bend our knees,
we seem to reach the end too quickly,
because we make our own selves sickly.

When in that bed we finally lie,
lucky to have respite before we die,
the question we’d avoided all the while
needs to be retrieved from its buried file.

It’s not if you are ready to die, my friend,
this is not the question at the end,
but now that you have so little left to give
are you finally ready to truly live?

'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys)

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
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Monday, 9 October 2017

God gee rigting


Vandag se dag bring ek na U,
want ek ken nie die plek nie,
ek’t 'n nuwe pad wat ek moet loop
wat my so effe van my moed stroop.

Dus gee ek dit maar aan U oor,
wetend dat U my altyd hoor,
nog nooit het U my ooit gefaal,
of uit ellende my nie uitgehaal.

Solank U weet waarheen ons gaan,
gee ek nie om hoe loop die baan,
U’s in beheer en U moet lei,
want in U wil is waar ek wil bly.

Dus, Vader, gebruik dan hierdie ook
solank dit met U eie wil strook
en wys my wat U wil hê van my,
dan sal ek my selfs in my vrees verbly.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys)

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Knowing God and being known by God


I have a Father and a Friend
Who will love me to the very end,
a God Whose mercy does not cease,
my Source of happiness and peace.

At my birth He knew me well,
and oh, what stories He could tell
of the person I’d grow up to be,
for He knew what He’d vested in me.

He watched me grow and stood at hand
to help me where I struggled to stand,
though I typically would blame Him there,
accusing Him of being unfair.

When time had passed and I looked back,
I had to admit to a more personal lack,
for my Father had never been to blame,
recalling my words brought me to shame.

The years passed by and my faith matured
as I learned that I could trust His word,
and as I learned to trust God more,
I got to know Him like never before.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys)

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Because Your're You


When I think about Your love for me,
of how it sets me free to be
more than I could ever hope -
Your knowledge have enlarged my scope.

If I think of all that You have done,
how carefully You made us, everyone,
then I need to sing Your praise some more,
You’ve made life better than it was before.

Your words and actions are so kind
that it brings a fondness to my mind
Yet, I love You not for what You do,
but simply because my Lord, You’re You.

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys)

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
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Thursday, 5 October 2017

God's goodness


My heart is filled with joy today,
there is so much that I must say,
I’ll start off then by thanking You
for all the wondrous things You do.

You give me rest, and light and food,
and every breath I breathe is good,
but more than that, You give me peace,
and joy and love that will not cease.

My thoughts and words and actions too
testify of the goodness found in You,
for what else is there for me to say
when You walk with me throughout the day?

An original poem by Miekie (Marietjie Uys)

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
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Monday, 2 October 2017

Lesse by Dawid geleer


Dawid

Is daar iets by Dawid te leer,
die man wat leeu en beer verskeur,
wat 'n reus met net 'n klip benader,
wat onwrikbaar glo in God, sy Vader.

Aan moed het dit hom nooit ontbreek,
hy’t telkens gewys wat in hom steek,
nie eens vir die Filistyne was hy bang,
of vir die koning wat hom wou vang.

Maar soveel moed maak jou arrogant,
en dit bedreig jou geestestoestand,
want Dawid kon net mooi alles kry,
maar sekere goed moes hy liewer vermy.

Batseba was 'n ander ou se vrou,
maar Dawid wou konsuis met haar trou,
al kos dit ook dan haar man se dood,
gee hy nie om – sy ego was groot.

As dit die einde van die verhaal moes wees,
sou ons vinniger oor Dawid se storie lees,
maar daar’s soveel meer om uit te sonder
oor hierdie man wat ons bewonder.

Gekonfronteer met sy sonde, het Dawid bely
en vir dae lank kon jy hom nie kry.
Hy’t gebid, gepleit en trane gestort,
in die proses 'n beter mens geword.

Arrogansie het in nederigheid omgekeer,
en dis die ding wat ons hieruit kan leer -
as ons sonde bely, en voor God ons verlaag,
sal Hy ons ophef soos dit Hom behaag.

'n Oorspronklike gedig deur Miekie (Marietjie Uys)

Marietjie Uys (Miekie) is a published author. You can buy my books here:
You can purchase Designs By Miekie 1 here.
Jy kan Kom Ons Teken en Verf Tuinstories hier koop.
Jy kan Kom Ons Kleur Tuinstories In hier koop.
Jy kan Tuinstories hier koop.
You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
You may prefer to follow the traveling blog, A Pretty Tourist.
For more crafty ideas and great product reviews, visit A Pretty Talent on Facebook.
If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
Remember to keep nurturing your TALENT for making life PRETTY.
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