Tuesday, December 23, 2008

God's trying to get my attention.....

I have had a interested 2 days...

Sunday: I put something that was on my heart on God's alter. Sunday service was very moving for me and I had a good cry! (I needed it)

Monday: He revealed what I needed to see regarding that situation. I had major decisions to make and I did what was needed to be done. I have had a 'season' with these people. It was fun while it lasted but in the end, it was in MY best interest to part ways. I value friendship when it's apparent others don't. Therefore all of them were CUT OFF. I will still have cordial relationships, but as far as friendships that is OVER.

Today: I get up and read my emails around 5am. I get about 300 a day easily. Most I skip over but this one for some reason got my attention (as I don't always read the ones from this particular writer).


This was on point: I need the Peace of God in my life.... I feel out of balance and I need to focus on ME (and HIM) to get MYSELF together. I am truly a work in progress.

I must thank my Prayer Warriors & 'Keepers' out there. It is good to know y'all got my back...

2008/12/23

Christmas Brings the Peace of God
by Rick Warren


You will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6 (NLT)

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Once you make peace with God, that’s spiritual peace, then you get the peace of God in your heart and that’s emotional peace.


This is the one you really need for daily living. The peace of God happens in your heart when you’ve made peace with God. All of a sudden, the stress in your life goes down. You’re not as angry as you used to be. Things don’t bother you as much. You’re a lot more patient. You’re filled with a lot more love and peace.

Why? Because once you have peace with God, you have the peace of God in your heart.
The Bible says, “Don’t worry about anything. Instead pray about everything” (Philippians 4:6 NLT).

You have two choices in life: You can pray or panic, worship or worry. Those are your choices.

Worry has never solved a single one of your problems. If you prayed as much as you worry, you would have a lot less to worry about! Prayer can change things. That’s why the Bible says, “Don’t worry. Pray!”

“Pray about everything. Tell God what you need. Thank him for all that he’s done. [And if you do this] You will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6 NLT).

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4 comments:

Robin said...

He truly does speak to us, if we are receptive to His word. It's interesting, because "peace" has been an undercurrent in my life for a while. My new verse is Rom 12:18. Merry Christmas!

Regina said...

I'm glad you had a period of release and peace!
I know how it is to have to cut people off (even church people!) but what ever you let go of God will replace (with something or someone better!).
At least you had the good sense to lay it all on the alter, some people are walking around shackled and don't even know it or they know it but don't know how to get out, or they may be afraid to let go for fear of being lonely.
Glad you dropped the "dead weight"!

Regina said...

Happy New Year to you lady!!!!!
I pray Abundant blessings for you in the New Year!

Regina said...

I have an award for you. Swing by and pick it up!
Blessings!