WAT IS JOU GEESTELIKE PROFIEL?

Ek “challenge” jou.

Ek het vanoggend ‘n vraelysie met  tien vrae antwoord om te kyk wat my geestelike profiel is. Mens kan een van die volgende wees: “Believer, lover, seeker, maverick, companion,  thinker”.  Ek het myne vanoggend gedoen en was aangenaam verras met die resultaat. Ek is ‘n “BELIEVER”

Believers are people who naturally connect with the Holy One through simple trust. They are open and receptive to spiritual experiences and have an inner certainty that God is present in those experiences. Even when it appears that God is not acting overtly, they are confident in the movement of God’s Spirit.

When once they have been convinced of God’s presence and have given themselves in faith to God, they are not easily dissuaded from that trustfulness by situations or people that challenge their ready faith. Lees voort “WAT IS JOU GEESTELIKE PROFIEL?”

PASTOR TO PEOPLE IN THE LIONS DEN

My broer in die VSA doen my die groot guns om vir my Eugene Peterson se boek “The Pastor. A Memoir.” te stuur. Ek geniet die boek. In die begin was hy twee dae ‘n week professor by ‘n Universiteit en vier dae ‘n week “pastor” in ‘n gemeente. Hy skryf so oor die begin van sy bediening:

… I was getting a firsthand feel for what it meant to be a pastor on the ground.

Virginia, for instance. She was a shy worshipper easily overlooked. She showed up in my study  one day visibly terrified. Shaking she told me that her husband, Nick, was being threatened by the shylocks – if he didn’t come up up with five thousand dollars before the week was out, they would shatter his knees. Lees voort “PASTOR TO PEOPLE IN THE LIONS DEN”

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