Great Peace

Did you know Scripture writes “Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” (Psalm 119:165)
God not only wants to give you peace, He wants to give you great peace! When you love His law, walk according to his principles, trials will come to make you stumble, but even at that and you will have great peace.

Great peace gives you joy when it doesn’t make sense for you to be happy. His peace surpasses all human understanding. Great peace keeps you stable and strong no matter what may come against you. When you focus your attention on God’s Word and discipline yourself in the scriptures, you will hunger for more of Him. That love for His law will naturally develop. His Word will direct your path. His Word will protect you. You can always find security in His Word. Today, choose to put His Word first and have the great peace and blessing God has in store for you.

Not surprised

In life, we all experience things that are unexpected. But when something unplanned happens, we have to realize that it’s no surprise to God.

Maybe you are dealing with some sort of loss. It hit you unexpectedly. You could be discouraged and overwhelmed and say, “I can’t believe this is happening.” No, have a new perspective. That situation is no surprise to God. It didn’t catch Him off guard. He has already anointed you. You have the strength you need. You have the peace, the determination, the confidence. You’re not lacking. You’re anointed! The forces that are for you are greater than the forces that are against you.

In those difficult times, trust that God will see you through. Believe that His plans for your future are for good. Know that even though something caught you off guard, it didn’t catch God off guard. He is prepared and ready to lead you to the place of victory.

John 17:16-19 (I Give)

They do not belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth. Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. And I give myself as a holy sacrifice for them so they can be made holy […]

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John 17:20-21 (One)

THE RIVER WALK

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I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message. I pray that they will all be one, just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you. And may they be in us so that the world will believe you sent me.
(John 17:20-21)

Read: Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:1 – 2:47

Relate: “I’m praying for all who will ever believe in me through their message.” That’s us. That’s me. If you are a follower of Jesus then that is you. If you aren’t yet… then that will soon be you. I’d love to say a lot more on that but it would be a rabbit trail. Just let me say briefly that if you are reading this but have not yet chosen to surrender your life to Christ…

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Rock -solid faith

When we have faith, we won’t be moved by what is happening around us. We have peace in our hearts and minds because our hope is in God. Faith builds is us an attitude that says: “I am not moved by this medical report. I respect and honor people that are trying to help me, but I know God can do what medical science cannot do. God made my body.” “I am not moved by the economy, the stock market, my job situation. I know God supplies all of my needs. He promised He would prosper me even in a recession.” “I am not moved by how my children are acting. I am not stressed out because they are off course, making poor choices. I know it is only a matter of time. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Friend, that is how unshakeable our faith should be and that my dear is building your house on a rock-solid foundation. When the storms of life come, you will not be moved. How do you stay rock solid? By meditating on the Word of God and following His commands. It is that simple. Instead of making your circumstances the focus, you make God the focus and stand strong and secure in Him! Today, make spending time with God your number one priority and learn to stay rock solid in Him!

Light like a gushing water

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Do you know anytime you have to going through difficult and dark times, God already has a plan to bring you through to a place of light? The process of bringing us out begins when we call on His name, surrendering to Him our circumstances. When we do that, we acknowledge Him to be the Lord of our lives and at that point, His light like gushing water breaks forth through the walls of darkness. Notice, it is not going to trickle in, it is not going to just barely get there. Scripture in Ps 112: 4 says His coming to our rescue is likened to the mighty rushing of a flood, like the breaking forth of waters, it is going to come bursting in!”

I believe it means that, it is going to get better; you are going to get well. Suddenly, you will meet the right person. Suddenly, you are going to be able to pay your house rent. Our attitude should be, “My child may be off course, making poor decisions, but I am expecting a flood of God’s mercy to bring him back.” Or, “My health has been down for years now, but I am expecting a flood of healing to cause strength in my body”. I may have been searching for a job for years now, but I am expecting a flood of God’s favour to make me stand tall and out so my application is noticed and shortlisted”.

In the midst of that difficulty, don’t get discouraged. As you keeping being the best you can be and trusting in God, you are positioning yourself to see a flood of God’s goodness. Keep praising Him. Keep thanking Him and stay in faith because His light will break through the darkness.

Fix your mind

See what St. Paul writes to the Philippians; Whatever is true, whatever is honest, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is kind, if there is any virtue, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

Do you know what you think about determines the quality and direction of your life. Naturally, people who think positive, uplifting thoughts have happier, healthier, longer lives. They are less stressed, more vibrant and enjoy better sleep. That’s why the scripture encourages us to think on good things — things that are true, noble and lovely. Some translations say to “fix your mind” on them. When you fix your mind on noble things, you close the door to the negative voices and open your heart to allow God to work in your life.

Choose today to fix your mind on good things. Do whatever you need to in order to keep those good thoughts before you. Write them on note cards and put them in a place where you can see them. Confess God’s promises over your life and declare His blessing on a daily basis. As you fix your mind on the goodness of God, you will rise higher in every area of your life. You will be filled with His peace and victory, and you’ll see every dream and desire in your heart come to pass.

Difficulties

Life always comes with its own share of difficulties. A lot of times we are put in a box by the situations we face. Maybe somebody is not treating you right; your business is not doing well, perhaps not growing as fast as you had hoped, or maybe you are battling a terminal illness and each gets you frightened or you are single and still haven’t met anyone. It gets so easy to give into frustration and anxiety. You have questions but no one is ready to provide an answer and you don’t understand why your story is different from the rest. You don’t understand why it’s taking so long for things to change and get better or better still, why things haven’t changed.

But here is a key: just because it is an uncomfortable place doesn’t mean you are not where you are supposed to be. God sometimes uses difficulties to get us to a place of peace and grace. We grow in the tough times and our Character is developed and tested. You see dear family, God will not allow a difficulty unless He has a divine purpose for it. If we are going to reach our highest potential, we have to make up our mind, “I am not going to live frustrated because I am uncomfortable. I am not going to be upset because things are not happening on my timetable.” Remember Paul in his second letter to the Corinthians 12: 10, that is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” So you can choose instead to believe that God is doing a work in you. Believe that He has the best for you. And as you do this you will see yourself moving forward in the victory He has prepared for you.