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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Do You Have Peace?

Phillipians 4:7
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

I don't know about you but some of my days seem more peaceful than others! As I get older I am growing to understand that it is not so much what my day holds, but more how I have prepared to receive what the day has in store for me. Isaiah told us that the Prince of Peace would come and of His peace there will be no end. What a thought and a comfort. Here are a few scriptures that blessed me this morning:

Isaiah 26:3
3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
(How I have prepared to receive what the day has in store for me).

Isaiah 32:17
 The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.
(This is the kind of confidence I desire, not this self-confidence that the world preaches. Good grief how many times do I disappoint myself? Why would I put confidence in myself?)

Isaiah 53:5 
 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
(He paid a heavy price for my peace. Am I not going to trust in what He did for me and claim that peace every day of my life?)

Isaiah 54:10
 Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
(A covenant of peace. Forever and ever. For He never breaks His word. Can't. He is the Word. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us - Glory!!!!!)

Isaiah 57:2

 Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death.
(Seek Him, Seek Him, Be obedient - not perfect but a spirit of submission to His commands for right daily living and I will enter into His peace.)

Isaiah 60:17

 Instead of bronze I will bring you gold, and silver in place of iron. Instead of wood I will bring you bronze, and iron in place of stones. I will make peace your governor and righteousness your ruler.
(Peace can govern my life and my day. If you are in Christ you have the fruit of the Spirit dwelling within and we can claim that peace that He came to give us!)

As I am typing this my sweet man is playing some music for our enjoyment from a new group he discovered and without knowing what I was writing about he said,"Tell me what you think about this one.":

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Refrain:
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

I think I love it.

Blessings,
Michelle

3 comments:

  1. I love as you were writing this post Mr. Jon was singing that song! God's timing is always perfect. :)

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  2. I needed this today!:) Guess what I heard...they have a zipline at the corn maze in Dixie...

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  3. LETS GOOOOOO!!!!!!!!WHEEE!!!!!!

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