True Peace

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Peace is Christ in US!

Ephesians 2:14-16 NASB

For He Himself is our peace, who made both groups into one and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity.
John 14:25-27 NASB

“These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you.  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.  Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.

Philippians 4:4-9 NASB

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.   Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Beware of false prophets/ teachers!

Jeremiah 6:14 NASB

“They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, Saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ But there is no peace.

Pursue Love

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My husband and I are going through the first book of Corinthians. Today we are on chapter 14. I haven’t been able to get past the first few lines. Heck the first two words had my mind in a stand still. “Pursue love” Immediately I hear “God is Love” So I read it “Pursue God”. These two words will change a person’s life. I am a witness to this truth. Yet many still go about their days repeating the same chaotic cycle of defeat. Whether physically or mentally, but mostly spiritually. They say they love God, and I believe many do. Only they haven’t fully understood what true love is. The world has caused them so many heartaches that makes “true love” almost impossible to imagine. When a person is “in love” according to the worlds standards they “feel” a certain way.

The problem with this “feeling” is it fades and then we question if it was ever real to begin with. I believe this is why so many couples fail. Once they come down from the euphoric feeling they see with new eyes and decide to walk away in search for that “feeling” all over again.

What if we sought to have that feeling we have in a relationship towards God? You know the one where you’re constantly thinking about Him, checking your Facebook and phone to see if He’s said anything. Everyday you can hear Him whisper sweet words into your heart, if only you’d pick up your Bible. You could receive beautiful handcrafted art, if only you’d see His hand in the sunrise or sunset. You’d receive endless bouquets of flowers, trees, and plants; if only you’d admit that He created them just for YOU.

Pursue love….with Valentine’s Day approaching I challenge you to pursue the Love that will never forsake you, that will never lie to you, and that will always keep His promises. Pursue God with ALL your mind, heart, and strength and I assure you it will be an everlasting kind of LOVE! Be Blessed!

~sometimes I just gotta write~