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GLO EN VOLHART

DIE TROOS OM GOD TE LEER KEN

Lees : Psalm 139

Ons spreekwoord – Moenie iemand op sy baadjie takseer nie – is baie waar . Hoe meer jy iemand leer ken, hoe beter kan jy die persoon beoordeel. In die Woord van die Here openbaar Hy Homself aan ons. Die woord openbaar (openbaring) beteken letterlik om die sluier te lig soos wat ‘n bruid se sluier gelig word. As jy dit doen, sien jy soveel beter wat presies agter die sluier is.

In Psalm 139 openbaar die Here Hom aan ons as die alwetende, alomteenwoordige en almagtige God.

In vers 1 tot 6 openbaar God sy alwetenheid. Die Here het X-straal oë. Hy kyk dwarsdeur my. Hy is met al my paaie bekend, ook die verkeerde paaie wat ek al geloop het in my lewe. Hy weet wat ons gaan praat voor ons dit sê. As dit bokant jou begripsvermoë is, veel meer vir Dawid wat stel dat die wete hom oorweldig, dit is te hoog vir sy begrip.

In verse 7-12 openbaar God sy alomteenwoordigheid. Hy is orals, daar is geen plek waar Hy nie is nie. Hy is in die hemel, in die doderyk, ooste of die verre weste, daar is geen plek, hoe ver of diep of hoog waar Hy nie is nie.

In verse 13 – 18 openbaar God sy almagtigheid. Hy is die almagtige Skepper wat my gemaak het, Hy het my gesien voordat ek gebore was, my lewensdae is in sy boek opgeskryf nog voor my geboorte, God is magtig in al sy dade, maar sy wonderlike gedagtes is ook magtig.(vers 17) Christus verklaar dat Hy alle mag in die hemel en op aarde ontvang het (Matteus 28:18)

As die Here Hom so openbaar, is dit vir ons ‘n besondere troos.
– Hy weet alles, Hy weet dus ook van al my sondes, en daarom kan Hy al my sondes in Christus vergewe,
– Hy is alomteenwoordig, daarom kan ek Hom glo dat Hy my oral sal bewaar en Hy vir my sal sorg (Matteus 6: 31 en 32)
– Hy is almagtig, daarom sal Hy my beskerm en hierdie wêreld doelgerig lei na wederkoms van Jesus Christus.

Dit is waar – Hoe meer ons die Here leer ken, hoe meer sal ons Hom dien, eer en loof.

Ds. Peet Coetzee
Gereformeerde Kerk Stilbaai (Reservoirstraat)

BRIEF AAN DIE REDAKTEUR

Goeie Môre. U weet seker dat die Toeriste-kantoor geleë is in ‘n gebou wat oor die 200 jaar oud is en omring word met groot inheemse tuine​.

Die blombeddings reg voor die opstal moes nou vernietig word weens amper geen hulp van die munisipaliteit i.v.m. die tuine nie. Hulle verskaf nie meer tuiniers om hier te werk nie (behalwe om die gras te sny) en dit het in ‘n woeste boskasie ontaard en hul was genootsaak om die beddings te verwyder en blykbaar gaan daar nog meer van die beddings vernietig word.

Ek dink Stilbaai inwoners en besoekers moet weet hoe aaklig, verwaarloos en kaal die vooraansig van die opstal nou lyk. Dalk is daar mense wat kan help met fondse of een of ander plan.
Groete
Bekommerde inwoner – Stilbaai

Antw:
– Is die plaaslike Raadslid bewus van die stand van sake en genader ?
– Het die Stilbaai Belangeforum en/of Stilbaai Sakekamer nie dalk voorstelle nie ?
Red.

HIKING TRAILS IN AND AROUND STILBAAI

There are various scenic and safe hiking trails in and around Stilbaai.
STRANDLOPER TRAIL

Distance: About 8 kilometres long
Time to complete: 3 hours
The trail: It starts at the Jagersbosch Community Centre (S 34° 22’ 20.62” E 21° 24’ 24.01”) in Stilbaai West and winds along the rocky coastline.

It passes Morris Point and Kleinplaatjie along the way and affords hikers a view of the ancient Khoisan fist traps; the estuary; the harbour and a number of historic buildings including the Palinggat Homestead at the Information Centre where the tame, freshwater eels are fed daily at 11:00.
The trail is not marked, but the obvious route is easy to follow.

Permits: No permits required.

Do you really ‘KNOW’ yourself? Do you COMPLETELY understand why you operate, react, feel, behave, think the way you do?

5 Reasons Why It’s Important To ‘KNOW’ Yourself

1. Make Decisions More Easily
When you completely ‘know’ yourself, you are able to discern what is beneficial to your character and what is not. This is then something that you can determine BEFORE you allow certain things in your life. How many of us made choices in the past that ended up being disasters and at the moment of the decision we were uncertain. To ‘know’ yourself does not by ANY means say you will never make mistakes, but you will certainly be able to approach them differently.

2. Access What You Want In Your Life
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3. Find The Perceptions Blocking Your View
Whatever your perceptions are, that is exactly what you will experience in your life. This is applicable in ANY and EVERY area of your life. When you completely understand your own mind, you can identify old beliefs and perceptions that are no longer serving you and change them.

4. Take Responsibility For Your Life
It is easier to just blame others, our situation, the government, God, our parents, and terrible things that happened to us. That’s what we’ve been taught for centuries. Having this approach demonstrates an unconscious victim-like mindset leaving us with feelings of powerlessness, fear, disappointment, resentment, and frustration. This can be changed by completely understanding your own thoughts, beliefs, reactions, and feelings. Understanding leads to taking responsibility meaning you deal with the unconscious cause of your past and learn how do the things on your part to create the life that you want.

5. FREEDOM
Knowing and understanding yourself releases your mind’s ability to serve you the way it’s been created to serve you. Yes, it was created to SERVE you!
Freedom has a different ‘coat’ for everyone; happiness, peace, confidence, financial freedom, time, leadership, healthy relationships…

What is your ‘coat’ for freedom?
Mine is completely being ME with no guilt, never comparing myself, never walking on eggshells and never feeling the need to prove anything.

I STOPPED surviving and started LIVING!
What are you doing?
Living or surviving?
Do you have EVERYTHING you want in your life?

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