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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

PEACEBUSTERS REVISITED

There are tons of distractions in our day to day lives and our world that can rob us of peace. Unexpected changes in our schedule, spilled milk, lost items, world problems, health issues, phone solicitors, financial issues, losing a job,  and the list goes on. I am sure you can add to it. It is how we choose to deal with setbacks and peace robbers that matters. Staying focused on Christ and what is positive is what we need to try to do.

Isaiah 26:3 states, "I will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee." Situations are basically out of our hands and no amount of fretting or manipulation is going to really matter. All it will do is keep us tied up in knots inside and eventually lead to possible health problems both emotional and physical. In John 14:27 is says,"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." This is a spiritual discipline to practice just like with any discipline you have to keep doing it til it becomes a habit. So training your mind to not fret or worry is a matter of staying in the word of God daily in order to maintain peace and stability in your life. God is ultimately in control and things are out of our hands. Let your mind be filled with good things. Philippians 4:8 basically says "Whatsoever things are good, pure,perfect to think on these things."  In other words focus on good things and not things that you will obsess over or will drag you down into a pit. God does not want us to be in a pit.

PRAYER: Father today we thank you that no matter what happens I know you care and are in control. I choose to maintain a peaceful spirit. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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