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The Gift of Peace

Peace

I came across this devotional and read it to our family during our recent vacation. Thought I’d share it here with you today as well.

Winning peace: Real peace is not won by avoiding or denying conflict. Conflict may be necessary to achieve peace. That’s why Jesus Christ fought and defeated the Enemy of our souls, freeing us to live at peace with God. “For he himself is our peace, who has … destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility” (Ephesians 2:14). No wonder the angels proclaimed “on earth peace to men” upon Jesus’ arrival in the manger (Luke 2:14).   

Receiving peace: Jesus told His disciples that He gives peace of a different quality than the world gives (John 14:27). The world can achieve a temporary absence of conflict through a change in circumstances. But lasting peace is received as a free gift from the One who defeated death and sin. It is not something we can obtain through our own efforts, nor something that can be taken away by life’s difficulties or conflicts. In Jesus’ words: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Experiencing peace: We can, however, rob ourselves of the peace that Christ offers. That’s why we are commanded to let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts (Colossians 3:15). How? By replacing anxiety with prayer and thankfulness. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” The result? “The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).

Click the link above or click here to read more. You’ll find some key points and additional readings to go along with this topic.

There is nothing like the peace of God! It can get you through anything and keeps you steady when the waves of the world might otherwise toss you around. It’s available to you at no cost – the price has already been paid. What an amazing gift.

Have a great day.

Nothing Can Separate Us

Nothing Can Separate

Romans 8:35-39
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Fortress

When my fear is overwhelming, on Your promise I will stand. You are faithful to the end…

…and when the battle comes, I know You’re my defender. A mighty fortress is our God. And when the victory’s won, I know I’ll still be standing. A mighty fortress is our God.

Our hands are lifted up, the King of Glory fights for us! One word will rise above, in Jesus’ name we overcome!

Gotta be honest, I am unable to listen to this song without getting completely fired up about the love that Christ has for me…and for all of us. He loves us, friends. That’s something to celebrate and take complete comfort in. Nothing that could ever come against us is too much for our God to handle.

Thank you God for being our mighty fortress!

More than Conquerors

Romans 8:35-39
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

He loves us. Through it all…He loves us.

Have a great day.

Wonderful Power

Ephesians 1:19-20
I want you to know about the great and mighty power that God has for us followers. It is the same wonderful power He used
when He raised Christ from death and let Him sit at His right side in Heaven.

Amen!

Just wanted to share that with you this morning…a little blast of encouragement as you start your day.

God loves ya! You are made to do great things. All He asks in return is that you trust Him and let Him lead your steps through this life. He will never lead you wrong.

Have a great day.

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