Sunday, April 15, 2012

April 15, 2012

The storms have passed and the scenery is calm.  I am always stunned by the events that occur during a major storm, but never as surprised at my reaction, as I was yesterday.  I began the day writing about my fear and realizing that only God could calm my fears.  Peace comes from within and it's important for all of us to know it and ask Christ for it, especially, when we aren't peaceful.

I don't think I have ever been as diligent in surrendering as I was through the violent storms, yesterday, in the Midwest.  Finding an avenue for my fear and trusting in the Lord was all I could do.  And with it, I found God.  I love when my will, my doubts, my fears, run right into our Savior because then, I know that I am just a fleck in the Universe and He is king!

Maybe you struggle with other fears, I totally understand.  But fear isn't from the Lord, it's strictly from Satan.  Christ has given us the Holy Spirit, which means we have peace within and a counselor to direct us.  Trust and peace are one.  Whether we realize it or not, when we trust someone, we have peace.  Simple really, and yet, we all struggle with trusting God.  I have heard women say that they trust Him implicitly and then a test comes, and they have fear and worry.  So how do we trust more, so that we can experience peace? We must go to the only one that provides it, Jesus Christ.

I am so grateful that we have a Savior that loves us and that wants us to be in relationship with Him.  I can't imagine what it's like to go through anything without Him, and I'm glad I don't have to.  Life is a journey, with many different layers, each layer portrays our walk with God.  The journey is short, so if you don't know Jesus, come before Him today and ask Him to be your Savior.  He is waiting to calm your storm, feed your soul and provide peace.  He is ever present in a world full of hatred, greed, materialism, power, loss, and selfishness.  The keys to the world hold nothing, if you want the keys to paradise, you must seek the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart, your mind and your soul.  It's worth it.  God is good, righteous and loving.  If you don't know Him, get to know Him.  Even Christian women struggle with really knowing Him.  He desires to be in relationship with us today and every day.  Don't wait!

Philippians 4:8-9  NKJV:

     Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things.  The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.

John 3:16 NKJV:

    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

We don't deserve this kind of love, and yet, it was given.  We can't buy it, sell it, or covet it, because it is our Father's will to give.  In the end, He desires for us to come to Him and to meditate on His goodness.  We are sinners loved by a God of mercy.  His life was given, so that we could spend eternity in paradise.  Relinquish your fears my sisters and let Christ come into you, fully, so that you may trust His word!

My prayer today:

Oh Lord, You are the lover of our souls.  We come before you, women that need a Savior.  We ask that You would guide us in Your mercy and show us peace.  We pray for all women, in every nation, that they would believe that You exist and that You are the way, the truth and the light.  We bow down before you a sinful people and ask for You to come into our lives.  Bring us up to be women that love and trust in You all our days.  Guide us by Your Holy Spirit and help us have faith that in every situation You are in control.  We love You and thank you for the time we get to spend with You. AMEN

Until tomorrow...

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