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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Be Still and Know

Sometimes, it is hard for me to be still....I feel like I am constantly doing something, or have a ''project'' in mind to complete. right now, as I type this, I am thinking of things that I need to do next. ( unload the dishwasher, hang up clothes, put away towels, things like that.) I have several things going on around the homefront that I am working on too.. BUT, sometimes, our mind, body, and soul need a ''stand still'' moment.
It's moments like this, when the Lord wants to work his ''to do'' list. He wants us to trust Him to help us. I like the song, ''Stand still and let God move''. Sometimes, we can feel as if we have reached our end, and there is NO hope, but we have to be still, because He has a plan. I like to set on my front porch on bright, sunny, afternoons when it is pretty. It is relaxing, feeling the gentle breezes blow, the windchimes hanging, singing me a tune, and just listening to the sound of cars sometimes can bring a relaxation. I use this time to write. I write these posts on my front porch a alot. It helps me.It is also during this time, the Lord brings things to mind. These things can be prayer requests, thinking about sick people, and things that I can do for the week. It is a personal time with the Lord. I like these times.
We always can hope and pray for the best outcome, and that everything will be okay, but the Lord wants us to STAND STILL,and let Him work !!It is hard to trust sometimes, and wonder just what is HE up to, but I am glad HE knows ALL.. the good outcomes and the bad outcomes, of it all.HE would NOT be GOD if HE  could not do ALL things!!! Amen!! We can ''STAND STILL'' AND know that HE will make a way, when we can NOT. We can rest in His arms.. He wants us to trust Him everyday, and I am so glad we can.

Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God,I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

There is Peace

Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee; because he trusteth in thee.
Sometimes we face different circumstances. In trying times in our lives, we can have PEACE. GOD leads us into valleys, but also OUT of them. Praise God!! I know some members of a particular family in our church are hurting today. A dear member of their family was killed in an accident this morning. It was devastating to hear.. This dear family is already in the middle of one valley... as this dear family has another member fighting pancreatic cancer..
Sometimes we do not understand God's plan of doing things. I , myself ,wonder what he is working up...but that is just it.. this is just one one piece to the puzzle to be COMPLETED...
peace CAN calm your fear today.. it did mine today.. as I heard this terrible news, I wondered about if this dear man was saved... I had a big, empty feeling... My mama and I were having lunch together, and as we got the news by a telephone call, it was so quiet, and a bad feeling for the both of us... Later on this afternoon, I got a message from a dear friend. The message brought such a PEACE to my heart. This man was a saved man. He went to Heaven this morning!!! He is at PEACE.The family can be at PEACE, knowing that he knew the Lord, and they can and will see him again!!!
PEACE can be taken away when faced with health issues, family problems, and the loss of a friendship.It can and will still your joy.
Isaiah 57:2 He shall enter into peace;they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.
Even when we suffer , we can still have the PEACE of God.God is merciful, and HE gives grace. Their has been grace for every trial.... We can have PEACE.. PEACE knowing that the Father is in control, and HE knows everything we face, and it is all part of something that is He knows the outcome of. Praise God for PEACE today.
Even in the valley, God is good.
Even in the valley, HE is faithful and true.
He carries his children through, like HE said HE would,
Even in the valley, God is good.
Thankful for PEACE!!! AND that HE gives PEACE!!!