Gedagte vir die week: Deel 2

[Dankie aan Tommy Roselt vir die dagstukkies wat hy so getrou vir my e-pos. Ek deel dit graag met die besoekers van hierdie blog. Gedagte van die week: Deel 1 was op 'n stadium die mees gelese bladsy. Ek verdeel dit toe in korter eenhede sodat dit makliker kan lees.  Besoek "Gedagte vir die week: Deel 3" hier.  Schalk Pienaar]        

Week 1
Vadersdaggedagte: My Pa het my die grootste geskenk gegee wat enige iemand 'n ander kan persoon kan gee... hy het in my geglo!!!
(Tim Valvane)

Week 2
Daily Bible Verse: Jeremiah 1:9

'Then the LORD reached out His hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘I have put My words in your mouth.'

- Never doubt His calling and purpose for your life.
- He wants to touch you so that He can use you for His purposes.
- Receive His touch on you right now.
- One touch from the Master’s hand and we are never the same.PRAYER: Lord, I ask that You will reach out and touch my life in such a way that I will never be the same and in the process may my life can be an instrument in Your mighty hand. Amen.

Week 3
Geloof sien die onsienlike, glo die ongelooflike en ontvang die onmoontlike.
(CS Lewis)

Week 4
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 107:14

'He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.'

- There are no chains in your life that HE cannot break.
- He wants to break apart the chains that hold you back.
- He wants to bring us out of the darkness we sometimes face.
- His Loving Kindness Endures Forever.

PRAYER: Lord, I believe that Your love can break the chains that hold me back. Break the chains and remove the shackles, I pray, so that I can enjoy the freedom You have for me. Amen.aily Bible Verse: Psalm 107:14

Week 5
Dit was alleen deur volharding dat die slak die ark betyds bereik het..
(Charles Spurgeon)

Week 6
Daily Bible Verse: Lamentations 3:40

'Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.'

- The door to God is always open.
- Like the prodigal son, we can return at any time.
- Life can take us off course from time to time.
- But His arms are wide open and He is ready to receive us again.

PRAYER: Lord, I choose to return to the safety and security of Your loving and faithful embrace. Amen.

Week 7
Moet jou nie ontstel oor dinge in die Bybel wat jy nie verstaan nie.
Bekommer jou liewer oor die dinge wat jy verstaan, maar nie doen nie.
Corrie ten Boom

Week 8
Daily Bible Verse: Zechariah 2:8b

'Whoever touches you touches the apple of His eye.'

- You are very precious and valuable to God.
- He wants you to know that you are the apple of His eye.
- He has special and wonderful plans for you.
- Never doubt His love and care towards you.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your great love towards me. Knowing that You love and care for me gives me the strength and courage I need. Amen.

Week 9.
Wasgoedgebed....
Ek staan voor U Here met my bondeltjie geestelike wasgoed.
My mandjie loop oor.
Here, help my assseblief sorteer.
Met U hoef ek nie vlekverwyderaars te koop nie,
want U bloed was my witter as sneeu.
U ken my hart, was my en hang my in U sonlig van geregtigheid
en al wapper ek soms teësinnig in U winde van verandering,
moet my asseblief nie van die draad afhaal,
voordat ek skoon en droog en bruikbaar in U diens is nie.
Here, stryk al die kreukels van depressie, selfbejammering, bitsigheid
en alle sonde uit met U strykyster van liefde, vergifnis en genade.
En as U met my klaar is, hang my op sodat almal U in my kan sien.
Amen

Week 10
Daily Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 12:9

'My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.'

- He wants to give you all you need to overcome.
- He may not remove the storm, but He gives us the strength to face it.
- When we feel weak we can rely on His power and strength.
- So remember that His grace is all you need.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your grace that is available to me. You are the one who brings forth strength out of weakness. Amen

Week 11
Vandag is ek al tagtig jaar...
GOD gee dat ek nie bly leef
totdat ek nutteloos is nie!
 ~John Westley ~

Week 12
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 18:16

'He reached down from on high and took hold of me; He drew me out of deep waters.'

- The Lord is able to deliver you from the deepest waters.
- He wants to reach out and take hold of you.
- He wants to rescue you from the things that threaten to destroy you.
- He wants to draw you close to Himself.

PRAYER: Lord, reach down and take hold of me as I take hold of You. Rescue and lift me up out of the deepest waters that I face. Amen.

Week 13
Van al die hartseer woorde wat jy kan hoor of lees,
Is hartseerste nog:
"Dit sou kon wees !"
 ~Whittier ~

Week 14
Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 20:5
'May the LORD grant all your requests.'
Your requests are important to the Lord.
He hears us when we call on Him.
May the Lord answer all your prayers and fulfil all your petitions.
Trust Him with every detail of your life.

PRAYER: Lord, I bring my requests and petitions to You right now. You are the prayer answering God and I place my trust and confidence in You. Amen.

Week 15
Wees U my Leidsman en Bewaarder,
As ek roep, gee dat U luister;
Laat my nie gly in die diep water,
Steun my as ek val in duister.
~Isaac Williams ~

Week 16

Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 20:5

'May the LORD grant all your requests.'

Your requests are important to the Lord.
He hears us when we call on Him.
May the Lord answer all your prayers and fulfil all your petitions.
Trust Him with every detail of your life.

PRAYER: Lord, I bring my requests and petitions to You right now. You are the prayer answering God and I place my trust and confidence in You. Amen.

Week 17
Here, wie is die mens?
Hoekom het hy U so duur gekos?
Wat het sy verval U ontneem?
Heer, wat is die mens, dat U
so duur moes betaal
Vir iets wat altyd faal?
~Richard Crashaw ~

Daily Bible Verse: Exodus 4:12

'Now go; I (the Lord) will help you speak and will teach you what to say.'

- Sometimes small things can hold us back.
- The Lord wants to reassure you that He is with you.
- He will lead you and guide you and show you the way.
- Don’t hesitate or hold back, do what He has told you to do

PRAYER: Lord, I am ready and willing to follow Your leading in my life. I realise that with You I am able to do more than I could ever have imagined. Amen.

Week 19
Die grote wêreld se altaartrappe,
wat deur die duisternis na God toe loop.
~Alfred, Lord Ternnyson ~

Week 20
Daily Bible Verse: Romans 6:4b

'….we should walk in newness of life'

- The Lord has a whole new dimension for you.
- He has come to give us new life.
- We are not destined for more of the old.
- We are designed and created to live our lives in and through Him.

PRAYER: Lord, help me not to settle for more of the old, but help me to step into the newness of life that You intended for me to enjoy each and every day of my life. Amen.

Week 21
Die dagbreek het begin, soos die eerste môre,
Die lyster het gesing soos die eerste voëltjie.
Lof vir die voëlgesang!
Lof, want die dag breek aan!
~Eleanor Farjeon ~

Week 22
Daily Verse: Isaiah 43:19b

'I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.'

- The Lord is the One who makes a way for us.
- It may seem as if we are surrounded by obstacles.
- He is greater than any obstacle.
- It is His delight to turn circumstances around.

PRAYER: Lord, You are the One who makes a way where there seems to be no way. I give You the challenges I am facing and I ask You to do a miracle for me. Amen.

Week 23
As ek die wonderbare kruis aanskou waar die Prins van Glorie moes hang,
Word my grootste wins as verlies beskou en al my trots met veragting vervang.
~Isaac Watts ~

Week 24
Daily Bible Verse: Romans 8:15

'So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God's Spirit when He adopted you as His own children.'

- You belong to the Lord.
- You are not a slave and you don’t need to fearful.
- HE has received you and taken you into His family.
- So hold your head up high, you are His very own child.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for making me a part of Your family. I recognise that You are my Father and I am Your child. Amen

Week 25
Soos 'n Vader  versorg en behoed Hy ons;
Hy weet hoe swak en nietig is ek...
Prys Hom! Prys Hom!
So wyd soos Sy genade strek.
~Henry Francis Lyte ~

Week 26
Daily Bible Verse: Ephesians 1:7

'He is so rich in kindness and grace that He purchased our freedom with the blood of His Son and forgave our sins.'

- As children of God, the price for our sins has been paid.
- We have been washed by His blood and we are redeemed.
- He has forgiven us our sins and trespasses.
- He has made freedom available to each of us.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for all that You have done for me. Thank You for saving me. Thank You for setting me free and thank You for forgiving me. Amen.

Week 27
Ek hou nie van mense wat nog nooit geval  of gestruikel het nie.
Hulle deug is leweloos en sonder waarde.
Die lewe het nog nie sy volle skoonheid aan hulle onthul nie.
~Boris Pasternak ~

 Week 28
Daily Bible Verse: Matthew 13:45 - 46
'The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!'

- Some things in life are worth far more than others.
- We should avoid spending time on irrelevant things.
- The Lord is the ‘Pearl of Great Price’.
- We should pursue Him above all else in our lives.
PRAYER: Lord, You are the Precious Pearl that I long for. Nothing compares to You and in You I can find the fulfilment I long for and in You the desires of my heart can be satisfied. Amen.

Week 29
Julle se mos die Here, die almagtige God, is aan julle kant.Maar dis net as julle doen wat reg is en laat staan wat verkeerd is, dat julle sal lewe, en Hy weklik aan julle kant sal wees. ~ Amos 5:14 ~

Week 30
Daily Bible Verse: Matthew 13:45 - 46

'The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for choice pearls. When he discovered a pearl of great value, he sold everything he owned and bought it!'

- Some things in life are worth far more than others.
- We should avoid spending time on irrelevant things.
- The Lord is the ‘Pearl of Great Price’.
- We should pursue Him above all else in our lives.
PRAYER: Lord, You are the Precious Pearl that I long for. Nothing compares to You and in You I can find the fulfilment I long for and in You the desires of my heart can be satisfied. Amen.

Week 31
Om saam te bid, in welke taal of ritueel,
 is die teerste broederskap van hoop en medelye wat mense in hierdie lewe kan sluit.
~ Madame d Stael ~

Week 32
Daily Bible Verse: Acts 17:27

'God did this so that they would seek Him and perhaps reach out for Him and find Him, though He is not far from any one of us.'

- The Lord is drawing you and He is calling you.
- He wants you to seek Him, reach out for Him and find Him.
- He is at work within you today.
- May you discover how great His love is towards you!
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your working within my life. I am determined to seek You, to reach out for You and to find You. Thank You that You are not far from me. Amen.

Week 33
Elke mens is skuldig aan die goeie wat hy nie gedoen het nie...Voltaire

Week 34
Daily Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:16
'I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being.'

- The Lord wants to come and strengthen you.
- He wants to empower and enable you.
- He never expects us to run on our own strength.
- By His Spirit, He comes and strengthens us from within.
PRAYER: Lord, I need the strength and enabling power that only comes from You. May Your Spirit come right now and strengthen me. Amen

Week 35
Hoe kan 'n jongmens sy lewe skoon hou? Ashy leef soos U gesê het. ~Psalm 119:9 ~

Week 36

Daily Bible Verse: Psalm 84:11

'The LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favour and honour; no good thing does He withhold from those whose walk is blameless.'

- The Lord is like the sun that rises and dispels all fear and doubt.
- Let the warmth of His light shine on you today.
- The Lord will not withhold the good things He has promised you.
- Receive His favour and blessing on your life.

PRAYER: Lord, I choose to live in Your light. Flood my life with Your favour and honour as I look forward to the good things You have planned for me. Amen.
.Week 37
Hy het gebid vir krag sodat  hy kan presteer;
Hy is swak gemaak sodat hy kan gehoorsaam..

Week 38
Daily Bible Verse: Genesis 15:1
'The LORD spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him,
‘Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.'

- Do not be afraid.
- The Lord is your protector.
- Let your fears dissipate in the face of His promise.
- He is your shield and He is your defence, so be strong.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for the promise that You will always be with me. Thank You for the reassurance that You will never leave me. Amen.

Week 39
Hy het vir rykdom gebid sodagt hy gelukkig kan wees;
Hy het armoede ontvang sodat hy  verstandig kan wees...
Sy gebed is verhoor - hy is ryklik geseën.~ Oudeur onbekend ~

Week 40
Daily Bible Verse: Genesis 26:22
'He named the place Rehoboth (which means ‘open space’), for he said, ‘At last the LORD has created enough space for us to prosper in this land.'

- The Lord has wide open spaces prepared for you.
- He wants to bring you into a place of freedom and liberty.
- Bondage or feeling ‘boxed in’ is not the way HE works.
- May He give you the space you need and may you prosper.

PRAYER: Lord, You are truly a good God who loves and cares for me. I pray that You will bring me into the space that You have prepared for me. Amen.

Week 41
As ek vir iemand langs die pad kan hulp aan bied,
As ek vir iemand kan opbeur met 'n woord of lied ..
Dan sal my lewe nie tervergeefs wees nie. ~ Alam Smith ~

Week 42

Daily Bible Verse: Isaiah 40:31

'Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.'

- As we hope and trust in God something miraculous takes place.
- In the process our strength gets renewed.
- When we know His strength in our lives we can walk, run and soar.
- Let us tap into His strength and life today.

PRAYER: Lord, I consciously and deliberately place my trust and hope in You right now. Cause me to walk, run and soar as I am carried and enabled by Your strength. Amen
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Week 43
Geloof is om te glo wat nie kan sien nie. Daarom sien jy wat jy amper nie kan glo nie!~ Augustinus~

Week 44
Daily Bible Verse:         Luke 18:1



'Then He told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.'

- The Lord Himself has given us a pattern for life.
- The pattern is that we should pray and not give up.
- Sometimes life can bring with it some very real challenges.
- But we can apply this pattern to our lives each and every day.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You that I can be one of Your children. Thank You for the pattern you have given us. I choose to always pray and to never give up. Amen.

Week 45
Maak in die somer hout bymekaar, en sit in die winter by die vuur. ~ CJ Langenhoven ~

Week 46

Daily Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:7 (Living Bible)

'We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure.'

- We are not as strong as we think we are.
- But God has placed treasure with our fragile human hearts.
- As a result we can be more than we ever thought we could be.
- With His light shining in our hearts, we can be effective and useful.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You for the Your light that shines in me. Thank You for the treasure that You have placed within me. Amen.

Week 47
Daar is  een ding in die wêreld wat die moeite werd is om soek: Die kennisvan God.
~Robert Benson.~

Week 48
Daily Bible Verse: Romans 8:31

'If God is for us, who can be against us?'

- The Lord is not against you.
- He is for you, He is with you and He has your interests at heart.
- His help and support reaches beyond your present situation.
- See Him standing with you and see Him helping and holding you.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You for the wonderful knowledge that You are not against me. You came to save me and not to condemn me. You came to help me and not to abandon me. Amen

Week 49
U doen groot en wonderlikedinge, O Here God, wat mag oor alles het.
wat U doen is regverdig en betroubaar, O Koni ng van die nasies. `Openbaring 15:3 ~

Week 50
Daily Bible Verse: 1 Samuel 1:17

'Go in peace, and may God grant you what you have asked of Him.'

- What is the one thing that you are trusting God for at the moment?
- He knows the longings and the desires of your heart.
- As we trust and ask, we can expect to receive.
- Give Him your requests and let’s believe that He will grant those requests.

PRAYER: Lord, I place my requests before You today, knowing that You love and care for me and that You want to see those longings and desires fulfilled in my life. Amen
Week 51
Al die  rykdom wat daar is, behoort aan my God . Dit is Hy wat julle  alles sal gee wat
julle nodig het. Hy sal dit op sy eie wonderlike manier doen deur Jesus Christus.  ~Filipense 4:19~

Week 52
Daily Bible Verse: Mark 5:34

'He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.'

- The Lord is the one who brings healing, freedom and relief.
- He wants to break the chains that bind us.
- We should press in and be determined to receive what He has for us.
- He is ready to dispense healing, peace and freedom to you.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You for the wonderful things that You have on Your heart for me. I press in to touch You so that I can receive that which my soul longs for. Amen.

Week 53
Ek verwag  om hierdie wêreld slegs een keer te bewandel; laat ek daarom enige goeie daad wat
ek kan doen, of enige guns wat ek aan 'n medemens ka bewys, nou doen... want ek sal hierdie
pad nie weer bewandel nie.  ~ Stephen Grellet ~

Week 54
Daily Bible Verse: Philippians 4:11

'I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.'

- We live in a world that is dominated by discontent.
- People strive to be something they are not at the moment.
- Discontent leads to striving.
- When we are content we can rest secure and God will open the next door.

PRAYER: Lord, I pray that You will cause me to rest secure in You. May I be content in the knowledge that You have great plans for my future. Amen

Week 55
Is die mens enigsins beter as skape en bokke...As hulle, ten spyte daarvan dat hulle God ken,hul hande nie in gebed ophef vir hulleself en vir diegene wat hulle vriende noem  nie?
 ~Alfred Lord Tennyson ~

Week 56
Refuse to allow stressful situations to shake your confidence and quiet reserve. Keep your focus intently on Me, says the Lord. Be sensitive to My leading. There is nothing too big for Me to accomplish. I will bring you through in victory. Stay calm and solidly positioned in your faith. Matthew 17:20 So Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you."
Week 57
Daal neer, triomfwa so soet, kom om my huistoe te neem :
Ek het oor die Jordaan gekyk en wat het ek gesien?
'n Engeleskaar wat my volg - kom om my huistoe te neem. ~Geestelike Negerlied. (18500 ~

Week 58
Daily Bible Verse: Acts 4:29

'Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable Your servants to speak Your word with great boldness.'

- Sometimes in life we do face challenges and even threats.
- Even when we face these things God wants to help us.
- He wants to empower us and give us the right words to speak.
- He wants to give us the boldness and courage we need.

PRAYER: Lord, You know what I am facing and having to deal with at the moment. Give me the words to say and cause me to walk in victory with Your help. Amen.

Week 59
Kom laat ons vrolik saamsing, met engele om die troon;
tien duisende wat hul lied bring. ~Esaac Watts ~


Week 60
Daily Bible Verse: Acts 4:31

'After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken.'

- Prayer brings with it power results.
- Sometimes we underestimate the power of prayer.
- Prayer is simply talking to God and bringing our requests to Him.
- May you see a powerful breakthrough as you pray!

PRAYER: Lord, right now I take a moment to pray and bring the issues I am facing to Your feet. Move powerfully on my behalf I pray. Amen.


Week 61
Op God is my hoop gevestig; Hy vernuwe my vertroue,Hy lei my deur verandering en noodlot
Die goeie en waarheid bly behoue. God ondeurgrond'lik,
Hy alleen kan my hart vir Hom kom neem. ~ Robert Bridges ~

Week 62
Daily Bible Verse: Joshua 1:3
'Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you...'

- God’s purposes and promises for you will be fulfilled.
- He wants you to enter into the Promised Land He has for you.
- Nothing that He has promised will be withheld.
- Claim His promises and believe that they will be given to you.

PRAYER: Lord, I believe that You have prepared great things for me. I step forward and claim Your promises for my life. Amen
Week 63
Hoe anders as deur 'n gebroke hart kan die Here Jesus  toegang verkry? ~Oscar Wilde

Week 64
Daily Bible Verse: Habakkuk 2:1

'I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what He will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.'

- In this story the prophet is waiting for an answer from God.
- We should also live in dependence on what we hear from the Lord.
- He wants to and He will speak to you as you endeavour to listen.
- Oh what a joy it is when we know that He has spoken!

PRAYER: Lord, speak to me I pray. Make Your voice heard within my heart, that I may follow and obey Your leading. Amen.

Week 65
Woorde, soos die natuur, kan die Siel daarin half onthul,half verdoesel. ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson ~

Week 66
Psalm 5:3

'In the morning, LORD, You hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before You and wait expectantly.'

• Each day is another opportunity to speak to God.
• Each morning we can bring our requests to Him.
• Waiting for Him to act is part of our walk of faith.
• As we wait and trust we can do so with a confident expectation.

Prayer: Lord, today I bring my requests before You. I know that You hear my voice and I live in expectation of what You are going to do. Ame

Week 67
'n Duisend eeue in U oë gaan gou soos een nag om;
So vinnig soos die nag vervloë voor die son opko. ~ Isaac Watts ~

Week 68
Daily Bible Verse:         Joshua 1:5

'As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.'

-  The Lord led and guided Moses throughout his life.
-  He planned to use Moses and that is exactly what He did.
-  In the same way He wants to use your life and He will do as He has planned.
-  He never abandons us or His plans for our lives.

PRAYER: Lord, Thank You that You are with me. Each day of my life You are right here and You will lead and guide me so that Your purposes will prevail. Amen.

Week 69
Twee is nodig om die waarheid te onthul - een om te praat en ander om te luister. `Thoteau ~


Week 70
Daily Bible Verse:         Joshua 1:2

'Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan….'

-  There comes a time to arise and do what He has told us to do.
-  There comes a time when we must step out of the boat.
-  There is something we need to take hold of and possess.
-  The time for sitting and waiting is over, it’s time to arise and move.

PRAYER: Lord, thank you for the way in which You are leading and guiding me. I choose to arise and step forward into the future You have prepared for me. Amen.


Week71
As jy die kruis blymoedig    dra dra ek saam met jou. ~Thomas A Kempis ~


Week 72
Daily Bible Verse:         Psalm 44:26

'Rise up, O Lord, and come and help us. Save us by your constant love.'

-  God wants to come through for us - to do what is needed or expected.
-  Do you need that saving power today?
-  The Lord wants to do all this for you.
-  Whatever your situation, know that He will do these things for you.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your constant and on-going love for me. Your love for me makes the knowledge that You will help me a living reality in my life today.  Amen.


Week 73
Met U het die dood skoonheid aan sy duisternis verleen. ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson ~


Week 74
Daily Bible Verse:         Psalm 44:26

'Rise up, O Lord, and come and help us. Save us by your constant love.'

-  God wants to come through for us - to do what is needed or expected.
-  Do you need that saving power today?
-  The Lord wants to do all this for you.
-  Whatever your situation, know that He will do these things for you.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You for Your constant and on-going love for me. Your love for me makes the knowledge that You will help me a living reality in my life today.  Amen.


Week 75
Bid vir my siel. Baie meer word deur gebed vermag as wat hierdie wêreld kan  droom..
laat jou stemsoos 'n fontein vir my opgaan nag en dag....  Ãlfred, Lord Tennyson

Week 76
Daily Bible Verse:         Psalm 33:20

'We depend upon the Lord alone to save us. Only He can help us; He protects us like a shield.'

-  God wants to preserve you and keep you.
-  He does this because He has plans for your continued purpose.
-  Depend on the Lord ALONE to save you.
-  Run to Him for all the help you need.

PRAYER: Lord, You are my Saviour and my Lord. I place my complete confidence and hope in You and in You alone. Amen.


Week 77
~Praat met Hom, want Hy hoor, en Gees kan gees ont moet -
  Nader is Hy as 'n asemteug, en nader as hand en voet. ~Alfred, Lord Tennyson ~


Week 78 
Daily Bible Verse:         Psalm 33:20

'We depend upon the Lord alone to save us. Only He can help us; He protects us like a shield.'

-  God wants to preserve you and keep you.
-  He does this because He has plans for your continued purpose.
-  Depend on the Lord ALONE to save you.
-  Run to Him for all the help you need.

PRAYER: Lord, You are my Saviour and my Lord. I place my complete confidence and hope in You and in You alone. Amen.

Week 79
O, om nader aan God te wandel, 'n Kalm en Hemelse kring;
'n Lig wat op my pad kan skyn en na die Lam toe bring!  ~ William Cowper ~  


Week 80
Daily Bible Verse:         Psalm 111:9 (Paraphrased)

'He has paid a full ransom for His people; now they are always free to come to Him.'

-  To be ransomed is to be set free because somebody else has paid the price.
-  This especially applies to sin and its penalty.
-  BUT it also applies to things that would hold us captive.
-  This is exactly what the Lord wants to do for us.

PRAYER: Lord, thank you that You have paid the ransom so that I can be free. As a result, nothing can separate me from Your love towards me. Amen.



Week 81
Maak in die somer hout bymekaar, en sit in die winter by die vuur. ~ CJ Langenhoven. ~

Week 82
Daily Bible Verse:         Psalm 69:18 (MSG)

'Come close, God; get me out of here. Rescue me from this death-trap.'

-  When we face challenges we need the Lord to be close to us.
-  He promises to be close to the broken-hearted.
-  We can also believe that He will step in and rescue us.
-  He will never abandon us to destruction.

PRAYER: Lord, I pray that You will be close to me at this time and may I enjoy Your presence daily as You work things out for my good and rescue me. Amen

Week 83
Hy stuur sneeu in die winter, die warmte wat die graan laat dy,
Die briese en die sonskyn, en verfrssende reën daarby. ~Jane Campbell ~

Week 84
Daily Bible Verse:         Psalm 69:18 (MSG)

'Come close, God; get me out of here. Rescue me from this death-trap.'

-  When we face challenges we need the Lord to be close to us.
-  He promises to be close to the broken-hearted.
-  We can also believe that He will step in and rescue us.
-  He will never abandon us to destruction.

PRAYER: Lord, I pray that You will be close to me at this time and may I enjoy Your presence daily as You work things out for my good and rescue me. Amen


Week 85 .
Ons het gefouteer .. En ons het ons eie belange en hartsbegeertes te veel nagestreef...
Ons het dié dinge wat ons moes doen nagelaat; en die dinge wat ons eerder moes nalaat
wel gedoen.. en vergeef ons ons oortredinge...   ~ Oggendgebed. ~

Week 86
Daily Bible Verse:       Luke 1:25

'The Lord has done this for me,’ she said. ‘In these days He has shown His favour and taken away my disgrace among the people.'

-  The Lord wants to do so much for you.
-  He wants to show you His favour.
-  He wants to remove and take away the disgrace and dishonour.
-  He wants to give you the desires of your heart and answer your prayers.

PRAYER: Lord, I pray that You will do this for me. Remove the disgrace and dishonour and show me Your favour and blessing in my life. Amen.

Week 87
 God en die natuur doen niks tervergeefs nie. ~ Aristoteles ~

Week 88
Daily Bible Verse:         Psalm 25:15

'My eyes are ever looking to the Lord for help, for He alone can rescue me.'

-  God is the only One who can truly rescue us.
-  We can’t be looking everywhere else to be rescued.
-  Perhaps you are facing some kind of issue or challenge.
-  I believe that He wants to step in and rescue you.


PRAYER: Lord, You are the One who can rescue me. Please would You set me free from the dangers and challenges that I face. Amen.

Week 89
Matteus, Lukas,Johannes,Markus,
Geseënd is die bed waarop ek rus.
Vier engele langs my bed,  Vier Engele waarop ek let,
Een wat waak en een wat vra,
en twee wat my siel weg sal dra~Anoniem ~


Week 90
Daily Bible Verse:         Daniel 3:29

'…There is no other god who can rescue like this!'

-  The Bible is full of stories of how the Lord rescued His people.
-  He often rescued them from seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
-  He will do the same for you.
-  Let your life be a demonstration of the miracles He will do.

PRAYER: Lord, You are the God who is able to rescue and deliver me. There is no one else like You. Amen.

Week 91
Mag God in my kop wees, En in my insig; Mag God in my oë wees ,En in my sig,
Mag God in my mond wees, En in my taal; Mag God in my hart wees, En my denke bepaal;
Mag God by my einde wees, En by my begin. ~Anoniem ~

Week 92
Daily Bible Verse:         Daniel 3:29

'…There is no other god who can rescue like this!'

-  The Bible is full of stories of how the Lord rescued His people.
-  He often rescued them from seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
-  He will do the same for you.
-  Let your life be a demonstration of the miracles He will do.

PRAYER: Lord, You are the God who is able to rescue and deliver me. There is no one else like You. Amen.



Week 93
Hy is die toonbeeld van ons jeug dag vir dag gegroei soos ons, Hy was klein, swak en hulpeloos,
Hy't ook geglimlag en gefrons; en Hy deel in ons verdriet
En wil ons vreugdes ook geniet. ~Cecil Frances Alexander~

Week 94
Daily Bible Verse:         Psalm 116:7

'Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.'

-  Sometimes life can leave us rattled and disturbed.
-  We must keep reminding ourselves of His goodness towards us.
-  We should move from a place of distress to a place of resting.
-  Return to your rest, the Lord has and will be good to you.

PRAYER: Lord, forgive me for allowing myself to become anxious and distressed. I know that You will care for and provide for me, so I rest in You today. Amen.



Week 95
Voor ek aan die slaap kan raak,
Bid ek dat God oor my sal waak.
Sou ek sterf voor ek opstaan,
Hoop ek my siel sal na God gaan. ~Anoniem ~
Week 96
'God, who has called YOU into fellowship with HIS Son, our Lord, is faithful.'

-  You and I were designed to live in fellowship with God.
-  Why would we settle for less and do things on our own?
-  Let us live in this vital union with our Lord.
-  He is ever true to His promises and remains faithful.

PRAYER: Lord, I choose to live my life in fellowship and union with You. You are my Lord and You are my faithful God. Amen

Week 97
Die ryk man in sy kasteel
Die arm man by sy hekpaal,
God het elk, hoog of laag, gemaak,
En ook hul stand bepaal. ~Cecil Frances Alexander ~
Week 98
Daily Bible Verse:         John 16:20

'…your grief will turn to joy.'

-  The Lord can turn any situation around.
-  He can take grief and turn it into joy.
-  He can take your misery and turn it into your ministry.
-  He can take your stumbling block and make it a stepping stone.

PRAYER: Lord, I give You the issues that I am battling with, knowing that You can turn it around for my good. Amen.

Week 99
Tot in Ewigheid sal ek 'n loflied aan U bring,
Voorwaar! Die Ewigheid is te kort
Om U grootheid te besing. ~Joseph Addison ~

Week 100
Daily Bible Verse:         John 14:16

'I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate (comforter, helper) to help you and be with you forever.'

-  You are not alone because His Holy Spirit is with you.
-  The Lord has provided everything you need.
-  He is your helper, your comforter and your advocate.
-  He will come alongside you to help you and never to leave you.

PRAYER: Lord, thank You for the support and comfort that You provide for me. May I experience Your presence and the knowledge that Your Holy Spirit is with me. Amen.