Peace

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You will have many things to worry about today.

Some things you worry about all the time.

Some things you can’t anticipate until they are upon you.

Either way, you can collect worry like it’s your job or you can choose peace.

You have peace with God through Jesus Christ and because of that, you can receive peace from God in every situation.

That doesn’t mean the day before you are not full of challenges, it means that you have already decided to face them with the peace of God ruling your heart rather than the anxiety of man.

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Recognize that out of all the decisions you will make today, the most important one will be what you choose to hold onto God’s peace or your worry?

Signs You’re In Trouble

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You know you are in trouble when you are only giving lip service.
When you smile with your mouth but not your eyes.
When you begin to say the words but there are no feelings attached anymore.
That which begins as a great love story ends with years of apathy hidden by duty, commitment and stalwart phrases of those good old days.
We assume that this means that it is over.
The hope of lasting love slips into the daily drudgery of life.
And yet….
It is not over.
The Lord says:
“These people come near to me with their mouth
and honor me with their lips,
but their hearts are far from me.”
Isaiah 29:13 NIV
In a relationship, lip service does no one any good. Not in your relationship with Jesus, yourself or anyone else.
It is better, to be honest with what is going on in your heart.
That is the only way any relationship thrives.
Jesus came for your heart and that is where love grows.
Bring Him your heart today.
Let Jesus restore to you that which you thought was lost.
Give it another try.

For The Joy

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For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

It is so easy to just see the difficulty, the problem. To fearfully anticipate the overwhelming shame of the situation you are going through right now but that is the exact time when you need to see beyond it.

That is the time you need to refocus on the future and remind yourself of what is important.

Remind yourself of why it is important to go through it with integrity, intention and to invest your energy in the future past the trial.

Don’t loose sight of the future and don’t sacrifice it to your present trouble.

For the joy. For the restoration of mankind to God. For the intimate relationship with you. That is why Jesus went to the cross. He sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. As an advocate and as the authority.

What is your joy?

Your advocate sees your future and has the authority to give you what you need to get to it.