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God's Peace

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the circumstances that may arise in your life and the problems that continue to develop in our world. However, the Lord doesn’t want you to be boggled down by stress, fear and doubt. This is the reason He has left us His peace. When you start to walk in God’s peace you are able to overcome anything that comes your way. So, how do we receive God’s peace? Well, the answer to this question is found in the Book of Isaiah. Isaiah 26:3- You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You because he

Waiting on the Lord

Isaiah 40:31 "Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary." I think one of the most difficult things to do as a Christian is to Wait. I know for myself, waiting is not what I want to be doing. In our society today, we have and want instant relief. In other words, we want it now, with no waiting. We have instant coffee, instant oatmeal, and we have self-service check out at the stores so that we don't even have to wait on line. But our God at times requires us to wait on Him, to trust Him, so that He will provide what we need, when we need it. If we are honest, when w

After the Storm - the Sunshine

Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I hereby put you in charge of the entire land of Egypt.” Gen.41:41 We have had our fair share of storms as a Nation recently. Reminds me of how many personal storms you and I experience during our lifetimes. They can be intense at times. Joseph had experienced thirteen difficult years. He had been a victim of his brothers’ evil design and had been cast into a pit. From the pit, he became a slave in Potiphar’s house. Through the deceit and craft of Potiphar’s wife, he was put into prison. The list goes on and on. These events happened when Joseph was in the bloom of young manhood. Most young men would have ended in despair, but Joseph kept on serving. He ser

The Words You Speak

Death and life are in the power of the tongue and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21 There’s an old saying: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” However, the truth is words do hurt. The words that we speak can either build people up (life) or tear people down (death). The Lord desires for us to speak words of life towards others. He doesn’t want us to bring people down and speak words of death. So, if we’re going to follow God’s way of doing things, then the question is; how do we speak words of life? Well, there are two ways. First, we should exhort (encourage) others. There are so many people in this world hurting because they have been ve

We Are Never Alone

"Nevertheless I am continually with you; you have taken hold of my right hand. With Your counsel You will guide me, and afterward receive me to glory." Psalm 73:23-24 What a promise from our God! From when we were born until Jesus receives us home, we are always and continually in God's hands. During our life time, there may be trials or circumstances that we find hard to tell others about. There could be any number of reasons for this. And during these times, we may find that we feel alone, that our God is not seeing what is happening to us. But it is so important to know that Jesus is with us, even in our darkest moments. Psalm 23:4says, "Even though I walk through the valley of the s