Peace Of Christ

John 14_27Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27). There are two words in this verse you need to understand. They are “Let not.” It means that you are in control of letting your heart be troubled. You can allow the problems of this world, to take away the peace that Jesus wants to give you. Many people rely on the peace of this world and try to find peace in possessions, work, or in religion. We can make it through this life regardless of the circumstances because Jesus can give us true peace. In Philippians 4:7 it is described as “which passeth all understanding.” Without a doubt, we cannot understand it, but we can believe it, and it is up to you to let not your heart be troubled. Trust in the Peace of Christ. It is a discipline that is well worth the effort.

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Repentance

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I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings” (Jeremiah. 17:10). Do the deeds, or actions of other people cause you to wonder about their relationship to God. This verse reveals to us that we are an “open book” to God, absolutely nothing is hidden from His view. However, we are also told to repent of our sins. Peter wrote, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9). Repentance is personal, no one can accomplish this for another. Thank God that He cares enough to search our heart, examine our mind and bring conviction when we need His forgiveness. Tell God “like it is.” He already knows your heart. He is just waiting for you and me to admit our need.

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Happy Father’s Day

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Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.” (Psalm 128:1-4). The man that reveres the Lord and walks in His ways has everything he needs. May God give you all a wonderful Father’s Day.

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The Wisdom Of God

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So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12). Moses realized our lives are short and that we should number our days. We should use our time wisely and apply our hearts to the wisdom of God. This heart of wisdom comes from prayer and spending time in God’s Word. The Psalmist wrote; “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.” (Psalm 111:10). Spend time today on your knees before God and in His Word; praise Him for His wisdom.

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God’s Lovingkindness

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Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, my lips shall praise thee. Thus will I bless thee while I live: I will lift up my hands in thy name.” (Psalms 63:3-4). David realized that God’s love which nourished and refreshed him was better than sustaining his own physical life. Because of God’s love, David praised and blessed God, lifting his hands to Him. Who or what do you love above all others? Some would say, family, money, or career. God should be our first love. He should be first in our hearts. We should praise God because of His great love for us. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16). Take time to praise God today, He does love you.

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But God

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But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved.” (Ephesians 2:4-5). Grace is defined as favor and mercy. Divine grace is the free and undeserved love and favor of God towards man as a sinner, especially as exhibited in the plan of redemption through Jesus Christ, John 3:16. It is only by the free grace of God that we embrace the offers of mercy, and appropriate to ourselves the blessings graciously purchased by redeeming blood. I heard Adrian Rogers say that Grace is “God’s Riches At Christ Expense.” What God did for us is not what we deserved. Romans 6:23 tells us that we deserve death as a result of our sin. But God loved us and gave His Son in spite of our sin. One of the greatest words in the Bible is “but”. Every time you see the word “but,” it provides a contrast and in verse 4 we see “But God.” Eph. 2:1-3 provide a description of our past life as Children of disobedience and wrath, dead in our trespasses and sin. But now because of His grace, we are made alive together with Christ. Wow, what a wonderful contrast. Thank God for His grace.

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Preach The Word

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“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” (2 Timothy 4:2). The Apostle Paul wrote those words to Timothy to encourage him to preach the Word; the infallible, inerrant, uncompromising Word of God. All of us, not just preachers are called to preach the Word. You may not preach It with your mouth, but your life will preach a sermon. Be careful that as a child of God your actions preach Jesus. Let someone see Jesus in you.

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