A Thankful Heart Is A Peaceful Heart

 

Hey, don’t we all just need a little peace today to quiet our minds and souls before a Saviour who came so humbly, to give it so generously?

The word Peace, is a Jewish greeting and in Hebrew ~ “shalom” captures the spirit of Jesus’ work on this old earth to restore peace and quiet the hearts of sinful people who tend to go their own way and mess things up quite readily. Yeah, we tend to want to do it our way and so we do and so we find ourselves in many places of unrest, experiencing anything but His blessed peace that transcends beyond our understanding and beyond our circumstances.

God’s work of peace to restore humanity’s relationship to God was fulfilled in the birth of the Messiah, the cross and the glorious resurrection of our Saviour! Oh yeah, we have so much to be thankful for, yet we forget to be thankful and our desire for more undermines our gratefulness as we enter into the pit of arrogance and pride rather than peace. Our desire for our rights, our power, our authority, and our desire for more this and more that, rob us of God’s generous and luxurious gift of peace!

It is a luxury but ‘Self’ is our own worst enemy, our worst deceiver, our worst liar and our worst false god. Succumbing to ‘self’ while aspiring for the top, ironically sets us on a downward spiral of unrest, uneasy and undone!

Feeling uneasy, and fearful, today in this crazy world? In your crazy world? Get alone with the Saviour who came to lavish you with peace and usher it into the hearts and lives of humanity. It’s there for you, close the self door and step into it! Claim it, and walk on in the beauty and pure bliss of it.

Philippians 4: 6, 7, 8
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think on these things.…”

2 Timothy 1:7
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

John 14:27
“I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a peace that the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid…”

#Peace#Shalom#Advent 

Under Wings of Love

So thankful today for God’s brilliant plan of protection for His own on a daily basis and for His appointed, yet unseen, divine angels that walk among us! So thankful for the guardian angels He provides to care for us in this earthly journey! So thankful that He has given His angels charge over us to keep us in all our ways and to give us divine protection as we face the unknown, trudge through the trenches of battle, scour the valleys of despair and temptation, and yeah, even when we climb the mountain of success these guardian angels appointed by a sovereign God keep us from spiralling to ruin. Thankful for the angels round about that keep our kids in safe keeping and cover their backs from newborn to parenthood and then repeat the cycle for the next generation. How many mishaps has He spared them from? Spared us from? We can never know for sure but with a thankful heart we know, without doubt that He has! What grace! What mercy and what compassion our God has for us! He does have such a brilliant way of keeping us from trouble doesn’t He? That’s what He does! I love how He does it. ~k


Psalm 91: 10 , 11, 12
“No evil will befall you, Nor will any plague come near your tent. For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways. They will bear you up in their hands, That you do not strike your foot against a stone.…”

Luke 4: 10
“For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee.”
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Victor Not Victim

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So for what’s going on today in our lives we need to remember God is in control. Default to His mentoring and listen to His wise counsel. Contrary to our belief we don’t have the answers and we don’t know better. Find your joy for the difficult day ahead in a thankful heart because that’s where it’s tucked away and find God’s peace within yourself so that you can share it with others in desperate need. That’s how we can win and get through the day as victor instead of victim.

Colossians 3: 14 – 16
“Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. 15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.…”

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