(Jesus speaking) “Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] 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 afraid.
[Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]” (John 14:27)
We all know what Peace is … don’t we?
Our dictionaries state that the definition of a Peace is Freedom from war. Freedom from disturbance.
Basically, it’s ‘Freedom’!
(Jesus speaking) “… If you love me, show it by doing what I’ve told you.
I will talk to the Father, and he’ll provide you another Friend so that you will always have someone with you. This Friend is the Spirit of Truth.
The godless world can’t take him in because it doesn’t have eyes to see him, doesn’t know what to look for. But you know him already because he has been staying with you, and will even be in you!” (John 14:15)
That only way I can really comprehe
“… Jesus—‘God saves’—because he will save his people from their sins.” (Mat 1:20)
If we define ‘sin’ as wanting to aim for a target – and missing. Then it explains an awful lot of all the resolutions we’ve ever made and yet never accomplish …
“I’ll love you forever!” “I PROMISE that I’ll NEVER do that again!” “I’ll NEVER go back to that …! “I’ll stop drinking/ smoking/ lying /the drugs/ the porn/ …!”
The thing is, a fish caught on a line CANNOT get free in its o
Energise the limp hands, strengthen the rubbery knees. Tell fearful souls, “Courage! Take heart! GOD is here, right here, on his way to put things right And redress all wrongs. He’s on his way! He’ll save you!” (Isa 35:3)
Q: What do You want to say to your children today Father …?
Your Heavenly Papà says: “Child of my heart, take heed that Life with me doesn’t stop with you. I feel through your heart and see through your eyes and my love wants to reach out and bless
May Jesus himself and God our Father, who reached out in love and surprised you with gifts of unending help and confidence, put a fresh heart in you, invigorate your work, enliven your speech. (2 Thes 2:17)
Happy new day … now it’s time to respond.
My mouth is filled with GOD ’s praise. Let everything living bless him, bless his holy name from now to eternity! (Psalm 145:21). X #grace #worship #kindness #forgiveness #faith #Papa #ChristianBlog #help #HolySpirit #hop
(Jesus speaking) “Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you. Conquerors will sit alongside me at the head table, just as I, having conquered, took the place of honor at the side of my Father. That’s my gift to the conquerors!” (Rev 3:20)
I heard a story once of Jesus walking up to a scruffy looking homeless man crying outside a Church.
Jesus asked him: “Son, why are you crying?” T
Quiet down before GOD, be prayerful before him. Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top. Bridle your anger, trash your wrath, cool your pipes—it only makes things worse. Before long the crooks will be bankrupt; GOD -investors will soon own the store.
Before you know it, the wicked will have had it; you’ll stare at his once famous place and—nothing! Down-to-earth people will move in and take over, relishing a huge bonanza.
Bad guys ha
GOD makes everything come out right; he puts victims back on their feet… GOD is sheer mercy and grace; not easily angered, he’s rich in love. He doesn’t endlessly nag and scold, nor hold grudges forever.
He doesn’t treat us as our sins deserve, nor pay us back in full for our wrongs. As high as heaven is over the earth, so strong is his love to those who fear him.
And as far as sunrise is from sunset, he has separated us from our sins. As parents feel for their childr
I’m striding in the presence of GOD, alive in the land of the living! I stayed faithful, though bedevilled, and despite a ton of bad luck, Despite giving up on the human race, saying, “They’re all liars and cheats.”
What can I give back to GOD for the blessings he’s poured out on me? I’ll lift high the cup of salvation—a toast to GOD! I’ll pray in the name of GOD; I’ll complete what I promised GOD I’d do, and I’ll do it together with his people. When they arrive at the gat
I run for dear life to GOD, I’ll never live to regret it. Do what you do so well: get me out of this mess and up on my feet. Put your ear to the ground and listen, give me space for salvation. Be a guest room where I can retreat; you said your door was always open! You’re my salvation—my vast, granite fortress.
My God, free me from the grip of Wicked, from the clutch of Bad and Bully. You keep me going when times are tough— my bedrock, GOD, since my childhood. I’ve hung on
“This is what GOD says, the God who builds a road right through the ocean, who carves a path through pounding waves…: “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! …Because I provided water in the desert, rivers through the sun-baked earth, Drinking water for the people I chose, the people I made especially for myself, a people custom-made to praise
(Jesus speaking) “… you haven’t seen the half of it yet, for in the same way that the Father raises the dead and creates life, so does the Son. The Son gives life to anyone he chooses. Neither he nor the Father shuts anyone out. The Father handed all authority to judge over to the Son so that the Son will be honored equally with the Father. Anyone who dishonors the Son, dishonors the Father, for it was the Father’s decision to put the Son in the place of honor.
God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. Glory to God in the church! Glory to God in the Messiah, in Jesus! Glory down all the generations! Glory through all millennia! Oh, yes! (Eph 3:20). Papà says: “Child of mine, come to me and know my love for you and let me help you be free …” X #freedom #Papa #HolySp
Christ redeemed us from that self-defeating, cursed life by absorbing it completely into himself. Do you remember the Scripture that says, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”? That is what happened when Jesus was nailed to the cross: He became a curse, and at the same time dissolved the curse. (Gal 3:13). As I reminded my sister yesterday, the things that these bodies had to endure before we agreed to let the Christ of God live in us! Thank God we’re not ‘subject‘ to all
…the Man and his Wife, were naked, but they felt no shame. (Gen 2:25). Papà says to us today : “I’m still calling you into my presence and am more than able to remove all your shame. Child of mine come to me …” X #forgiveness #freedom #help #hope #life #noshame #God #Jesus #free