March 9, 2017
The peace of God will guard your heart - Phil. 4:7
"God's promise is not for moments
of peace, but for lives of complete peace...
peace with Him, peace within, peace in
every circumstance, peace at all times and
in all our days. The command is to
choose prayer over anxious tendencies
so that our minds will be saturated and
guarded. In short, He intends for us to
have the mind of Christ."
Christian Unity Ministries Newsletter 2/17
This quote came from Blake Coffee, Executive Director of Christian Unity Ministries, one of the most relevant ministries of our time, in my humble opinion. He and his staff work with churches to make them as strong as possible for kingdom work. The unity of the church is one of the brightest rays of hope in our country today...God has chosen to do much of His work through healthy churches...at a time when peace is hard to find in our world.
I am encouraged that God's promises are as true today and they were when they were written so many years ago. I believe the only way we will have hope for a better tomorrow is by clinging to God's word and His promises. 1 Corinthians 14:33 says "For God is not a God of disorder but of peace...as in all the congregations of the Lord's people". Therefore, I believe it is the Lord's people that must be equipped to recognize what the enemy throws at us and not buy into the disorder that is so prevalent in our country today. Be praying for our nation's leaders that they will seek wisdom from God.
Be encouraged.,..He has promised you that His Spirit will develop in you peace (Gal. 5:22-23). So be filled with His Spirit (by receiving Jesus as your Savior), study and cling to His word, pray daily for the redemption of souls and be willing to share with those lost souls around you the hope that comes from only Him. We have been given a message only we can give...I don't want to waste another minute!
For further study: Numbers 6:24-26, Psalm 119:165, Proverbs 14:30, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 26:3, John 16:33, Romans 5:1-2, Galatians 5:22-23, Colossians 3:15, Titus 3:1-2
Be blessed in your understanding of God's word.