Today, it was especially quiet in my house. All I heard was an occasional chirp from various birds and the intermittent flicker from the air conditioner. “This is peaceful,” I thought, as I leaned back and took in more of the quiet. However, what came to my mind is just because there is quiet, does not mean there is peace. Then, I thought about how many people wrestle with the trials of this life in the quiet. Needless to say, I was thankful for the reminder.
Peace…it’s not the calm and the quiet but trusting and relying on God.
May we keep in mind that our peace does not come from the quiet, a calmness in the atmosphere around us, nor any outward things; our peace comes from God. When we trust him, his spirit fills our hearts with his peace. It is a peace that supersedes trials, difficulties, lack of quiet, or any outward thing; it is the peace that surpasses all understanding. And, Yah’s peace is the only true peace. It can be found in the four walls of a home or in the middle of a storm, extending to wherever because we trust in the God of peace and his sovereignty. What a blessing! HalleluYah!
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts…..-Hebrews 3:7-15 KJV
Grace & Peace
Watch ► Catchin’ Feelings
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God.
That giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.-James 1:5-8 KJV
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Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard?
That the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.-Isaiah 40:28-31 KJV
Continue seeking God with seriousness. Unless he wanted you, you would not be wanting him.-C.S. Lewis
Watch ► Seek and Find
But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews. And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will
they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the
heaps of the rubbish which are burned?-Nehemiah 4:1-2
That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they
thought to do me mischief. And I sent messengers unto them, saying,
I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?
Yet they sent unto me four times after this sort; and I answered them after the same manner. So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days. And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God.-Nehemiah 6:15-16
A Word of Encouragement …… As you seek to do the will of the father-even simply live for him, opposition will come. But, do not be dismayed by them (naysayers, mockers, nor the wicked). Keep yourself free from worry and doubt. Overlook the opposition by keeping your heart and mind focused on The Most High Yah! HalleluYah!