Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
(Romans 15:13 NASB)
Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
(Romans 15:33 NASB)
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and The Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians1:3 NASB)
While they were telling these things. He himself stood in their midst and said to them “Peace be to you”
(Luke 24:36 NASB)
These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
(John 16:33 NASB)
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
(John 14:27 NASB)
My two daughters are definitely daddy’s girls, they love to play with their father. They would climb to the edge of the bed and jump into their daddy’s arms, I saw them fell because they jumped even if he wasn’t ready to catch them. I told them not to do it again because it’s dangerous. But they have this confidence in their father. Even if they fell and got hurt they completely forgot about it and do the jump again. They trust him every step of the way. They know that they will fall safely and securely in their father’s arms. This reminds me about child-like faith.
I need to remind myself everyday to have this faith. To trust The Lord ruthlessly, to radically depend on God. To let go of all control and trust that he’ll guide and even catch me.
Child-like faith is…..
Being at peace
Having sense of awe
Fearing God not because He is an angry God but because He is holy and just.
But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me? (Psalms 56:3, 4 NLT)
Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”
Father, I sometimes haven’t noticed that I am again trying to run my life, you know carrying my burdens without passing to you. Worrying too much where in fact there’s no need to worry at all. Planning on my own without even asking you. I sometimes force what I want and try to influence you in following me.
And yes by doing that I am struggling and losing my joy and peace. Ah, when can I learn? Why can’t i just accept that my life is better when I let you run it, that you know the way better and that i will reach my destination successfully and safely if I will you let you lead.
So again Lord, today I will let you take the lead. My life is yours, I am yours, do what you please and I hope I like what you choose or do for me but if ever i don’t, give me the willingness to accept it with joy, that your will may be done in my life.
Linking up with Internet Cafe Devotions for Word-Filled Wednesday and My Daily Walk with His Grace for Winsome Wednesday.
I believe that it is God’s will for us to enjoy life. Jesus said that He came that we may have life and have it to the full. When I said “enjoy” that doesn’t mean that you can do everything you want. Enjoy means, being at peace in every circumstance you are into. We may have everything, we may be capable of doing anything we want but without peace our life would be miserable. John 14:27 said “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. “
Have you been yearning for peace in your life, why don’t you turn to the Prince of peace Jesus Christ and accept the peace that He’s offering, the peace which surpasses all understanding, following Him may also mean adjustment in your life, you may not be able to do everything that you’re doing before, it means surrendering your will to Him because you cannot truly experience real peace if God is pulling in one direction and you are pulling in another direction.
God is indeed guiding us but He leaves the choice to us. Are you really hungry for peace then make a decision now. He will not force you to do what He wants but He will let you choose
He’s just waiting for you, He wants to lead you to His indescribable and unfathomable peace.
© The Emissary’s
Take time to watch this video, my prayer is that, it will somehow encourage you. Indeed happiness is a choice, you may or may not allow the circumstances around you to ruin your day, steal your peace and joy or you may let God to move in your life through these challenges. Whatever trials you are facing right now. God wants you to know that He is in control of everything all He wants from you is to TRUST Him.
Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to Me, your God. And My peace, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.
Take no thought, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ Or ‘What will we drink?’ Or ‘With what will we be clothed?…. for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you
Blessed is the one who trusts in You, Lord, and whose hope You are. For he will be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreads out her roots by the river, and shall not fear when heat comes, but her leaf will be green and will not be full of care in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
© The Emissary’s Feet