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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Bible Journaling - Introducing Inspire Praise

Are you familiar with the term Bible Journaling? It is a relatively little known method of Bible Study in South Africa, though it is growing fast and becoming ever more popular. The idea is to buy yourself a Bible that has been published specifically for the aim of journaling. You then colour and craft your way through the Bible as you study it, thereby reflecting on the text even more than merely reading it, would have achieved. Bible journaling seems to be the perfect marriage of two of my blogs, namely Bybel Legkaart and A Pretty Talent. I recently bought my first journaling Bible and aim to start reading in it very soon. In the meantime, I wish to introduce you to the Bible itself and to open the world of Bible Journaling to you, if you are as yet unfamiliar with it. In upcoming blogs, you can look forward to blogs that does not only discuss the text of the Bible with you, as you have come to expect from Bybel Legkaart blogs, but also shows you how to go about journaling your own journey through the Bible. I will follow the same step by step instructional principle that readers of A Pretty Talent has come to expect. I invite you to enjoy the journey with me.


The Bible I opted for was the Inspire Praise Bible, which has the New Living Translation as its text. This is a translation that seeks to maintain the integrity of the original texts, while translating it into  more understandable English. They go one step further, by managing to modernize the setting, culture, poetry, etc. of the original texts. This is done in a very accountable way, in that variants and modernizations are explained in the footnotes, so that the original text is still accessible to the reader. Other texts that I like for these same reasons are the New International Version and the New King James Version. No doubt, you may have your own reasons for choosing the text you prefer. I may also add that there are Afrikaans translations available for Bible Journaling as well. Ask your local book dealer for details.


I quickly grabbed this image off the internet to show you of a journaling Bible that is available in Afrikaans. There are more versions available, so feel free to shop around.


When I open the box that my brand new Bible comes in, I discover a beautiful Bible. It was important to me that this Bible should be beautiful to look at, as this is after all a Bible that will be visually stimulating by the time I am done with it.


I also have to admit that I enjoyed the fact that the sides of the Bible (the pages) were also decorated. This scored substantial points with me. It is possible to decorate the outside pages of the Bible yourself, and I will be doing something to my own Bible to personalize it a little more, so you can look forward to a blog where I show you how to do this yourself.


When I open the front cover of the Bible, I find a double page spread that begs for me to get in there and add some colour to it. This I will not hesitate to do before too much time has lapsed.


When I open the Bible to the Contents page, I find that there are absolutely no study materials included in this Bible. Do not expect this to be a Study Bible. The focus is not so much on studying the Word, as it is on contemplating the Word. There are brilliant study Bibles available on the market, if this is your aim.


What I journal Bible has going for it, is extra wide margins to be creative in. It also normally boasts a single column text layout, rather than the double column that one has come to expect in Bibles. On some pages, you can expect to see big bold text in the margin that is meant to be coloured or painted. This particular version of the Inspire Praise Bible boasts even thicker Bible paper, especially with this in mind.


But the margins have more than just lettering in it; there are also some pages with beautiful line illustrations in the margins.


On some pages, these illustrations and lettering are not restricted to the margins only.


On other pages, they take up all of the space on the page.


A particular feature that I enjoy about the Inspire Praise Bible, is that it has a number of coloured velum pages inside. These leave some space for you to add your own contemplations or creativity to the page. Not all mediums are suitable to use on velum. I intend to show you a couple of ideas on how to deal with velum.


 Does your journaling Bible not have velum pages, but you like the idea of it? No worries, I intend to show you how to insert your own velum pages into your Bible as well.


As great as those printed pages are, these pages with nothing in the margins, except lines, are equally exciting. This is our blank canvas where we can create without limitations. More on that later.


A nifty feature of the Inspire Praise Bible, is the Index of Designed Scripture Verses at the back of the Bible. This makes it quick and easy to find particular pages that you may be looking for.


Right at the back of the Bible, on the inside of the back cover, you will find an envelope stuck inside the Inspire Praise Bible. The idea here is to store your Bible journaling embellishments in here. This is a nice idea, but I rather like the idea better,of storing prayer requests or gratitude cards in here. To each his/her own, though. You will know what you would like to do with your own envelope. Once again, do not feel let down if your Bible does not have such an envelope. Simply paste your own envelope in there to do with as you like.


When I look inside the envelope, I find that the publishers have started me out on my first collection of Bible journaling embellishments.


When I open the packet, I find three small sticker sheets inside it that are printed in purple ink on white. I think I would have preferred clear stickers, but these will certainly still be appreciated. The last sheet in the bundle has a set of eleven tabs for you to design yourself before inserting them into the Bible.


The best advice I can give you when purchasing your own journaling Bible, is to look at the back of the box to see what features are included in the Bible. That covers the visual part of it. But I also recommend you acquaint yourself with the particular Bible translations beforehand, as well, as it is hard to spend a lot of time in a Bible that you do not enjoy the translation of.


You can watch a compilation video of the photos in this blog on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/s7jR4Zyj1D8


Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996, 2005,2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois, 60188. All rights reserved.

Inspire PRAISE South Africa edition copyright 2017 by Christian Art Publishers, PO Box 1599, Vereeniging, 1930, RSA. All rights reserved.

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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Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Buying shofars outside Brits

I recently had a very interesting outing, along with three friends. Three of us had gone on a ladies weekend along with nine other women, where we became aware of the blessings and power hidden in the faithful sounding of the shofar. Make no mistake, none of us believe that the horn has any power whatsoever, but it was rather obvious to all of us that when a believer blew the shofar prayerfully and believing, that the Holy Spirit manifested powerfully in our presence. No, it is not a way in which to manipulate the Holy  Spirit, but if done in submission and intercession, God does seem to honour the act. Anyway, having returned from the camp, we all decided that we wanted to acquire some shofars for ourselves. Today's blog is about the trip we took to do this.


The place we went to is located just outside of Brits, and is called Shalom Shofars. They can be reached at 0827610634. The website is www.shalomshofars.co.za. Or email them at marinda@shalomshofars.co.za.


They had a wide variety of shofars available from a number of ram's horns. We were rather astounded by the number of horns available from this relatively small shop.


The prices of the shofars ranged from around R250-R6000, depending on size and other factors that I know very little about. We had a lot of fun trying out the different shofars and deciding upon which to buy. What made the experience extra special, is the person who was assisting us. She took each one of us aside during the time that we were there, and she ministered and shared with us. It was a truly remarkable and blessed experience. But God is ever good to all of His children, and before we left, He allowed us to minister to Joey as well.


When we were done, we had a late lunch, where we enjoyed the quirky scenery and decor.


More locks as decor.


The giant fish at the entrance.


One friend has a ministry on a bicycle called Bella, which she uses to draw attention to, and promote, certain causes or programmes. It seemed fitting to photograph her with the bike.


After we had purchased our shofars, we prayed together and blew our shofars. One friend decided to record the event. We were astounded by the brilliant light of the sun that shone down on us, when we reviewed the video clip. You can watch the video clip on YouTube at this link:
https://youtu.be/cTgZ6kqMbkE


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.
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Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Wie is ek?


Oor die naweek van 2-4 November, het ek en 'n klein groepie vroue die geleentheid gehad om die Wie is ek? kamp net buite Koster by te woon. Ons was maar 12 vroue in totaal, die twee organiseerders/aanbieders ingesluit. Ek kon nie help om te let op die getal nie. Dis dieselfde getal as die dissipels wat Jesus uitgekies het om Sy boodskap van verlossing, bevryding en genesing die wêreld in te stuur. Dit was dan ook nie anders met ons nie. Dit was so al asof ons Vader ons spesiaal uitgesoek het om voor te berei vir die taak wat op ons wag. Instede daarvan dat een of twee mense die naweek lei, het die Heilige Gees vrylik tussen ons beweeg en kon ons mekaar afwisselend bedien. Watter asemrowende ervaring wanneer die liggaam die geleentheid en die vryheid het om homself te bedien! Ons kon nie help om ons Vader se liefde in hierdie naweek te erken nie. Ons kon ook nie anders as om mekaar as susters in ons harte in te neem nie.


Met 'n bymekaarkomplek soos diè, het die kamp afgeskop gevul met beloftes van mooi dinge wat sou volg.


Op die Saterdagmiddag het ons kans gehad om deur Winny Phillips Ferreira se versameling kunsmateriaal te gaan. Ons het elkeen vir ons 'n gerieflike sitplek gekry waar ons onsself besig gehou het met kreatiewe en mooi dinge. Winny was een van die aanbieders/organiseerders van die kamp, saam met Lizelle Joubert.


Lizelle het Saterdagoggend haar getuienis gebring van hoe sy grootgeword het tussen pedofiele, in later jare verkragting deurstaan het, 'n draai gemaak het in 'n lesbiese verhouding, met heksery deurmekaar geraak het, en uiteindelik bevryding en vergifnis in Jesus gevind het. Meer as dit, sy het ook genesing en herstel in Hom gevind. Vandag is sy 'n ma en vrou wat enige man en kind kan begeer. Watter ongelooflike verhaal van oorwinning. Haar verhaal het my so sterk herinner aan Paulus se briewe. Telkens skryf hy aan die onderskeie gemeentes dat hy die geringste onder die apostels is, dat sy verlede hom daarvan weerhou om hoogmoedig te raak. Hy getuig van genade, selfs vir iemand soos hy, wat die gelowiges vervolg en laat opsluit het. So is Lizelle se verhaal ook een wat in die modder begin, maar op 'n hoogtepunt ontvou, en sonder enige twyfel, ook daar sal eindig, wanneer sy in ons Vader se verwelkomende arms instap. Wat 'n ongelooflike mooi voorbeeld van nederigheid en liefde in een mens!


Winny het 'n profetiese bediening en sy het ons telkens met simboliese items geseën en verras. Nie net het sy profetiese insig na die tafel gebring nie, maak ook die simboliek van baie dinge aan ons uitgelig. Dit was heerlik om te sien hoe bande gebreek word en vroue onnodige laste afgooi wanneer sy hulle bedien. Ek dink nie een van ons kan sê dat ons onaangeraak daar weg is nie.


Nadat ons almal ons kuns items gemaak het, is ons genooi om dit op die tafel te kom sit. Ons was onder die indruk dat ons iets vir onsself gemaak het. Dit was toe nooit so nie. Winny het ons genooi om te bid vir leiding en dan ons items vir iemand anders te gee. Net daar, het hierdie eenvoudige menslike pogings, groter waarde gekry toe die Heilige Gees dit gebruik as simbole om in mense se lewens in te spreek. Weereens het ons elkeen kans gehad om mekaar te bedien. Keer op keer, suster op suster. Die heiligheid van die oomblik kan met moeite in woorde vasgevang word.


Mens moet egter nie onder die indruk gelaat word dat alles net ernstig was nie. Nee, ons gestroop van enige pretensie en was vry om sommer net onsself te wees. Ons het ernstig geraak en gehuil, net om die volgende oomblik op die grond te rol van die lag. Letterlik, met tye. Daardie soort lag, gestroop van alle voorbehoude, is genesend op sigself. Ons harte was seer, ons harte was lig, ons harte was stukkend, ons harte was heel gemaak. Maar elke enkele hart daar is aangeraak deur ons Vader, ons Here Jesus Christus en die die Heilige Gees, wat in oorvloed in en deur ons gespoel het. Die liefde van Jesus het met tye tasbaar gevoel wanneer die Heilige Gees ons bedien het.


Tydens hierdie 3 dae, minder as 48 uur, is daar bande gesmee tussen hierdie 12 vroue wat met moeite gebreek sal word. Geen wonder dan ook dat ons almal besluit het om die WhatsApp groep aan die gang te hou nie. Hierdie toep maak dit vir ons moontlik om deel van mekaar se lewens te bly en mekaar te bemoedig in die elke dag se lewe, waar dinge soms kan dreig om ons te oorweldig.


Voor ons uitmekaar gespat het, het ons besluit om die kamp elke twee maande te dupliseer/herhaal vanaf Februarie 2019. Maar hierdie vreugde moet met meer mense gedeel word. Daarom gaan ons die kamp oopmaak vir ander vroue om by ons aan te sluit en ook deel te word van die herlewing wat God belowe het vir Suid-Afrika.


Nadat ek daardie Sondagaand by die huis gekom het, het ons Vader my geroep om stil te word by Hom. Daar het Hy wonderlike dinge aan my openbaar, maar ook hoe hy ons groepie vroue gaan mobiliseer om Sy kragtige woord van verlossing, genesing en bevryding aan Suid-Afrika te bring. Ons vroue word verniel en Hy is nie tevrede met hoe sy dogters behandel word nie. Ons Vader is gereed om 'n tol te eis van elkeen wat Sy dogters verniel. Maar Hy is ook gereed om herstel te bring waar ander vernietigende dade en woorde teen hulle gepleeg en gespreek het.


Ons Vader het oorlog verklaar en ons is die stryders wat Hy gekies het om in die wêreld uit te stuur. Maar net soos Jesus se dissipels wat by 'n kerngroep begin het, is hierdie groep ook bedoel om te groei en te vermeerder. Op een stadium lees ons dat Jesus 70 dissipels uitstuur. Later, is daar duisende wat in die eerste gemeentes getuig. Vandag is die getal selfs groter. Dis tyd dat ons weer geaktiveer sal word om te doen dit waarvoor ons geroep is.


Op die Sondagoggend het Winny vir ons 'n feestafel voorberei om by aan te sit. Weer het ons kans gehad om mekaar te bedien. Elkeen kon 'n gunsteling eetding kies en dit dan met die ander deel. Terselfdertyd het ons geleer oor die simboliese betekenis van die kos. Hierdie was een kamp wat ek geen spyt oor het dat ek dit bygewoon het nie. Moenie die volgende een misloop nie!


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.
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Sunday, 18 November 2018

Restitution


Last night I made myself coffee. This would not have been a memorable event had I not somehow managed to drop the cup just as I exited the kitchen. The mug shattered into innumerable pieces and coffee splattered in all directions, covering floors, walls and furniture in a sticky mess.
This was to be my last cup of coffee for the day, before retiring to bed. I had done all that needed doing that day and was going to relax with this last cuppa before settling down for the night. Then I dropped the mug. In an instant, all of my plans had changed.
I scowled as I stood in the middle of the passageway, with doors leading into three rooms, from where I stood. The mess had managed to spill into each of these three rooms. What had happened, was that I had passed the mug from my right hand to my left, in order to switch the lights off in the kitchen, when I somehow miscalculated this oft repeated action and dropped the mug on the floor.
I had no one to blame but myself as I stood in bewildered disbelief, staring down at the mess I had inadvertently created. Then I scowled some more when I realized that not only did I not have anyone to blame, but I also did not have anyone to sympathize with me in my predicament. Worse, I had no one to assist me in cleaning up this mess.
I carefully stepped over the pieces of broken glass, not managing to avoid stepping in the coffee. I bent down to pick up the larger pieces and dropped these in a box that I would discard later. Then I located some paper kitchen towels to dry up the spill, opting to use my shoe-ed feet, rather than my bare hands, to dab up the wetness from between the sharp shards of glass.
When the floor was finally dry, I fetched a broom and dustpan, and studiously swept every nook and cranny to clear it from glass splinters. When this was done, I could finally put a mop to the floor. As my house consists of only five rooms, and three of these had in any case been affected by the mess, I decided I may as well mop all the floors while I was at it.
It was during this long and tedious cleanup procedure, that I started philosophizing about life in general, and about what had just happened in particular. I had had a pretty rotten day, compared to the preceding weeks, and in a sense, I felt as if I had come down from a spiritual high. I had been ministering and working full steam for weeks on end, during which time I had enjoyed the constant companionship of the Holy Spirit. Yesterday was the first time in a long time that I could simply relax, and I threw myself into it with vigour. I shortened my Bible Study time and decided to put a movie on, rather than to end the evening in prayer. I felt it was 'safe' to do so, as it was unlikely that anyone would make a spiritual appeal to me before the next day.
And then, in the process of switching off the light behind me, I dropped the mug and spilled the liquid that I was going to use to soothe my soul with. I am a coffee-holic and I drink coffee as a reward, as an encouragement, as a motivator, and as a comfort. But on this night, my coffee had failed me. The truth is though, that I had failed myself.
I had decided to live a self-indulgent life, however short it may have been. It was when I walked away from the light, when I deliberately dimmed it, when I moved things from a strong hand to a lesser hand, that I lost control over the events of my life and things fell apart. And I lost my comforter. And I had no one to blame but myself, for my willful disobedience and self-indulgence.
I hardly need to point out the spiritual analogies in this story, do I?
Cleaning up after myself was a tedious mission, but it was something that could not be avoided. Just so, we create other kinds of messes in life as well. Turning back to the light, is a simple action. For me, it was as simple as flipping a switch. In the bigger picture, it is as simple as praying a prayer of sincere repentance. Forgiveness is instantaneous. However, the messes we have created, may still prevail. Even after forgiveness has been granted, we may still need to go back to those we have left staggering in our wake, those we have hurt, cheated, destroyed. Do not ignore the sticky messes and the broken shards of your life. Remove the bigger pieces painstakingly, one at a time. Do you risk getting injured? Certainly. Do it anyway. Dab up the wet spill. Sweep up the smaller shards. Mop up the residue. Sometimes cleaning up, means going over the same spot more than once.
And don't expect anyone to sympathize with you, to encourage you, or even to thank you. You will probably be on your own in this, and unless you do what I did, which is to write it down and publish it, chances are that nobody will even acknowledge what you'd done. Do it anyway. It is your mess to clean up.
I will leave you with one more thought. When I had dropped the mug, some of the coffee had spilled onto my clothes and into my shoes. Worse, some of the shards of glass had become embedded in my soft-soled shoes as I stepped over the mess to reach the cleaning materials. I donned a fresh set of clothes almost immediately. And then, after exposing myself to possible injury in the clean-up, all that was left to do, was for me to remove the glass splinters from my shoes, and to wash my feet. When I was done, I was left with a beautiful clean house with the fresh scent of the perfumed cleaning materials, wafting through the air. And I was robed in clean clothes with newly washed feet. Again, analogies barely require pointing out.

Luke 19:1-8 Restitution
1 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. 2 A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.3 He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. 4 So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way.
5 When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”6 So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly.
7 All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.”
8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

John 13:6-9 Washing of feet
6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?”
7 Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.”
8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.”
Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”
9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!”

Revelations 6:11 New robes
And there was given to each of them a white robe; and they were told that they should rest for a little while longer, until the number of their fellow servants and their brethren who were to be killed even as they had been, would be completed also.

Acts 3:19 Repentance
Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out,that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

Hebrews 10:26-31 Willful sin
26 If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27 but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. 28 Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” 31 It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

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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You can follow Miekie's daily Bible Study blog, Bybel Legkaart, here in English & Afrikaans.
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Saturday, 27 October 2018

It's Time! Ke Nako!

Today, I had the undeniable privilege to attend the Its Time! event in Pretoria. The main speaker was Angus Buchan, although the guest of honour was, undeniably, God Himself. We set up our picnic on the outskirts of one of the satellite broadcasting stations, but when it was time for the main event to start, we made our way over the main stage. The atmosphere was electric! You could literally feel the presence of the Holy Spirit among the worshippers as we all lifted our hands in unison to honour Jesus. I have no idea what the actual number of people was who was present there today, but I know that eyes were met by a sea of people wherever I looked. Compliments to the organizers for making things run so smoothly. Even the traffic flow was free and without congestion. But above all, praise and honour to God for meeting us today. It was thrilling to hear all those voices ring out in unison as we prayed for the issues that plague our country today. May God honour our prayers as we continue to pray for His hand to guide our nation. I share a couple of photos taken during the course of the day in today's blog.


It was a long and dusty trek across the farm to get to the arena from where we had parked, but we soon realized the necessity of this, when we saw the amount of people assembled at the various stations.


We arrived early and stayed for an extended picnic when all was over to give the worst of the traffic a chance to subside.


Good food, good friends, and good company, makes for an enjoyable day, even in the most trying circumstances.


The worship team was absolutely incredible, and instead of getting the impression that one was at a concert, the worship leaders kept the attention focused upon God, and not themselves.


We managed to find a fortunate spot very close to the stage from where we could be part of the heart of the event.


I moved a little farther away to get a better shot of the people surrounding the stage.


It was only when people started dispersing that we finally got an inkling of exactly how many people had to have been present at the event.


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.
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Friday, 19 October 2018

'n Gebed


Vader, vandag is my tyd maar min,
so laat ek dan maar liefs begin.
Ek gee die dag en week aan U
en wyk nie van U wil af nie.
Kom, en vul my met U Gees,
sodat ek van U bewus sal wees.
Laat alles wat ek doen en dink en sê
wees soos U dit sou wou hê.
Gee my dan ook rustigheid
en vul my met U heerlikheid,
en maak my woorde, dade sterk
deur U Gees wat in my werk.
Laat U Gees, wat my bewoon,
my vol maak van my kop tot toon.
Gee my diepe dankbaarheid
oor elke ding wat U besluit,
en neem my moedeloosheid weg,
sodat ek U saak sal kan besleg.
U is my God en Vader, Heer;
hier is my lewe – neem beheer.

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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If you are in a literary mood, follow Miekie's musings, stories and poetry on A Pretty Author - Miekie.
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