Tag Archives: peace

Follow the Light

10 Aug

God’s WordPsalms 119:105-112

God’s Attribute: Lightens our path of lifeFollow the light (2)

God’s Message to me:

My Word (the Bible) was given to light up the path of your life so you can see clearly.  The more you read the Word, the more light you have.  There is no need to stumble through life when I am eager to share My light with you.  When you feel like your life is falling apart you will find the guidance you need in My Word to put it back together.

The stories, sayings and rules found in My Word are there to guide you into the happiest life you could possibly have.  They are not given to hinder but to free you.  Truth frees!  When others try to throw you off track, the truths you have gleaned from My Word will keep you strong and help you see the path of your life clearly.

My Word is a book on living and it is yours forever.  My Word never changes and My promises never fail. This is My gift to you and includes with it joy unspeakable.  When you focus your life on My Word and live according to My guidelines you will experience a peace that passes understanding–no matter the circumstances of your life.

God’s Question for me

Will you follow the LIGHT of My WORD so I can light up your life with peace and joy?

God’s Promise to me

There is no night so dark that My Word cannot bring a glimmer of light and hope.

My Prayer to Emulate God’s Attributes:  I Pledge:

My mind: To continually feed on Your Words of life!

My voice:  To encourage others with gems from Your Word.

My heart:  To be devoted to following You with my whole heart.

My body:  To serve as Your hands and feet to those around me.

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What’s Absorbing You?

30 Nov

God’s WordPsalms 119:17-24attitude

God’s Attribute: Wise counsel

God’s Message to me:

How many empty promises I receive from humanity in desperate circumstances!  If only I will deliver them they will follow Me always.  But once I help them back up on their feet—they forget their promise and go about their merry way.  The circumstances you find yourself in are often because of your own choosing.  Other times they may be because of choices another made.  Or, perhaps because your body malfunctions and you get ill. Many desperate circumstances would be avoided if you would take the wise counsel I provide in My Word.

My Word provides clear directions for living, nourishment for your soul, and wisdom to help you make good choices.  Absorb this–I am present with you in the worst of desperate circumstances and eager to impart peace.  No matter what path you are on My peace can nourish your soul till you are overflowing with thanksgiving.  There is no night so dark but what the light of My joy can bring you complete satisfaction.  You do not need to be “delivered” to a better life situation to have peace.  I specialize in peace during the storm.

You can’t always choose your circumstances but you can always choose your attitude.  Don’t let your circumstances drain your hope.  Open your eyes to My miracle-wonders that surround you.  Become absorbed in My wise counsel and rest in My arms of deliverance—yes, even during desperate circumstances—I am with you.

God’s Question for me:

Will you absorb yourself in My counsel rather than your troubles?   

God’s Promise to me:

The commands in My Word do not restrict but nourish and give hope.

My Prayer to Emulate God’s Attributes:  I Pledge:

My mind: To always focus on Your strength rather than my own.

My voice:  To speak words that build and encourage others.

My heart:  To absorb Your love and share it freely with others.

My body:  To serve all others as though it were You I’m serving.

God’s Yellow Brick Road

12 Oct

God’s WordPsalms 109

God’s Attribute: (31)  God’s always at hand.  yellow-brick-road-2

God’s Message to me:

When you think I am far away from you—I am not—it is you who have moved.  You want Me to remove you from your humanity and there is only one way to do that—death.  But that isn’t what you want.  You want Me to remove all the pains and sorrows from your life and give you a yellow brick road to live your life upon.  Adam and Eve lived their life upon the yellow brick road and chose to step off.  And you have too.  As a matter of fact, everyone who has ever lived has made that same choice.

You want to live your life free to the wind and make whatever choices you are drawn to.  I have even gifted you with that freedom.  So go ahead, make your own choices and live it up.  But remember, you must live with the choices you make. The yellow brick road of your life leads you to Me—where I will give you perfect peace no matter what the pain or circumstances you find yourself in.

When I said “I will never leave you nor forsake you” I meant every word.  I am always at hand for you to call upon.  My strength and peace come as you step back up onto my yellow brick road and once again walk hand in hand with Me leading you “back home.”   I do not silence all your storms—but I go through them with you—when you make the choice to join Me on my yellow brick road of peace.  Together, you and I will make it through.

God’s Question for me: 

Will you reach out to me—I’m reaching out to you?

God’s Promise to me: 

Come unto me, and I will give you rest!

My Prayer to Emulate God’s Attributes:  I Pledge:

My mind: To focus on following Your call upon my life.

My voice:  To gift others with kind and encouraging words.

My heart:  To invite Your love to flow through me to others.

My body:  To so live as to draw others to Your loving care.

Strength Without Boundaries

22 Jul

God’s Word: Psalms 93   

God’s Attribute: God is. . . strength. . . eternal. . . mighty. Handshake

God’s Message to me:

I am here for you.  In your weakness—I give you strength.  In your finite flesh—I will transform you and give you eternal life.  There is nothing that is too difficult for Me—My might has no boundaries.  What is difficult for you?  I’m right here with you—just hold tight to trust in Me.

In a world that is ever changing—I will never change.  Though the storms of life rage all about you—I will give you peace in whatever storm may come.  But I will not force Myself upon you—simply be available for you to reach out and receive of My strength and peace that passes understanding.

My love for you will endure to the end of time—and beyond into eternity.  What, you ask, can you do for Me in return?  You can’t do anything for me—unless you do something for others.  Remember, I take your treatment of others personally.  I know I have said this before and will say it again but you seem to need frequent reminders.

God’s question for me

Do you trust Me enough to give yourself as a strength for others?

God’s promise to me:

My strength is given for service, not status.  Look after the good of the people around you, asking yourself, “How can I help?”

My prayer to God:

  1. Adoration:  What a blessed comfort it is to know You are strength in the midst of whatever storm comes into my life.
  2. Confession: I am sorry that I so frequently fail to trust You.
  3. Thanksgiving: Thank You for not giving up on me.
  4. Supplication:  Please guide me in discovering ways I can be a blessing to others in ways that honors You.

You’re in Good Hands!

20 Jul

God’s Word:  Psalms 91in good hands

God’s Attribute: (15)  I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me.  . . . . .God

God’s Message to me:

There is nothing in this life that can separate you from My love—except your refusal to get to know and trust Me.  There is no valley so deep and dark that I will not be your constant companion and will give you peace and joy amidst whatever sorrows await there.

Always remember that whether you are on the mountain top of joy or the valley of sorrow, I am there too and eager to wrap My loving arms of peace around your heart which will fend off all harm.  There is nothing in this life that can take away that peace.  But you make the choice to receive it.

I am eager to be your refuge.  As a parent is eager to comfort their child, I am eager to comfort you.  When you are weak, I am still strong and will give you the strength to go on.  I will provide you with the best of care in the worst of circumstances.  Please don’t worry about the future.  I am there too.

God’s question for me

Will you hold onto Me for dear life when the storms of life rage?

God’s promise to me

Call Me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times. . . I’ll rescue you.

My prayer to God

  1. Adoration:  It is so comforting to know that whatever the future—You are there and will go with us step by step.
  2. Confession: I am sorry when I worry about the unknown future for I know You hold all my tomorrows in safe keeping.
  3. Thanksgiving: I am so thankful that You will always be with me.  You certainly have taken the best of care of me and my family.  We rest in joy in You.
  4. Supplication:  I want to offer my heart and hands to others on Your behalf.  Please guide me in serving others.

The Key to Smooth Sailing

13 Jun

God’s Word:  Psalms 84 

God’s Attribute: (12) “It’s smooth sailing all the way with God.”peace

God’s Message to me:

As you turn to me, I turn to you.  Even in the midst of terrible adversity I am right there and you can proceed with peace and joy in your heart.  Then the world will see that there is a God who cares because you have made Me evident by the words and deeds of your life.  It isn’t only in the good times that things are going well for you.  Things can always be well for you if you continually draw near to Me.

Don’t worry about tomorrow—let Me take care of all your worries.  Just trust Me and I will see you through all challenges.  Look around at the beautiful world I have created—the balance of “nature” is balanced just so to make your life possible.  All of creation is your servant.  And into your hands I have given the responsibility to care for one another and all creatures and the land as well.  Care for others on My behalf.

Acts of service benefit you far more than benefiting another.  But to step up to the next dimension is to do those acts of service “as unto Me.”  Because that is exactly how I see them.  I take all your treatment of others, and all of creation personally.  Therefore, if you want My forgiveness—forgive others.  If you want My attention—pay attention to others.  If you want My blessing—be a blessing to others.  That is the key to smooth-sailing all the way with Me.

God’s question for me

Are you prepared to step out of your lifeboat and onto My raft?

God’s promise to me

(12) All sunshine and sovereign is God, generous in gifts and glory.

My prayer to God:

  1. Adoration:  It is clearly evident that You made a way for me through all the storms of my life.
  2. Confession: I’m sorry if I am letting myself get distracted from what you most want me to do with my life.
  3. Thanksgiving:  You are so good to me so many ways.
  4. Supplication: Help me to devote my life to making others’ lives smooth sailing.

Heart Medicine

29 Feb

God’s Word: I Thessalonians 3

God’s Message to Me: (My interpretation of what God is saying through these verses)heart medicine

Good news is the best kind of medicine for the heart!  When you are anxious you feel tightness in your chest.  But to get a good report gives you a breath of fresh air of relaxation.  Your whole body is at peace.  (The doctor says “cancer-free.”  The judge says “not guilty.”  The bill says “paid in full.” Your friend says “I forgive you.”)

Life is all about relationships.  Even your relationship with Me is tied up in your relationships with all others.  As you give love to others—you are giving love to Me.  When you withhold love from others—you are withholding love from Me.  I am right there with you in the midst of all things relational.

What does that mean to you?  I freely give you My love with the intent that it will fill your life and splash over onto everyone around you—the best kind of heart medicine.  I forgive you and expect that you will forgive others—all others.  To refuse to forgive others is a refusal to accept My forgiveness.  Forgiveness is GOOD NEWS to both hearts–the forgiver and the one forgiven.

God’s Question for Me:

Are there any apologies you need to give to help someone forgive you?

God’s Promise to Me:

I am with you and will help you forgive and ask for forgiveness.

My Prayer to God:

I Praise You for Your pure love given to us, undeserving as we are.

I am Sorry for my own refusal to set self aside and genuinely care about others and share Your love as You asked me too.

Thank You for always being there for us, ready and eager to help us in loving and caring for others.

Please Help Me to honestly and genuinely love others and let Your love splash out from my life and drench others with Your pure and unselfish love.  May the amazing grace You offer me pour forth from my life to others—all others.

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