Saturday, September 8, 2012
PEACE BE WITH YOU
In the world we live in it is hard to have peace. The media bombards us with hype and fear. Perhaps you wake up in the morning and feed yourself a steady diet of depressing news, celebrity gossip, and the local paper. If so, do you feel any better when done with what to many is a normal morning ritual? The answer, if you are honest, is probably no. How can you feel positive and peaceful with a steady diet of lies, gossip, and fear? As a believer you have a choice. Waste one hour watching morning shows or spend the same time getting closer to God. The newspaper or the Bible. Your choice. Which is first in your life? Be honest.
Many forget about God each day. Church is enough many think. In past blog writings I have mentioned about not being 'conformed' to this world'. Challenge yourself to be different and be set apart for kingdom work. Strengthen your spirit and focus on Christ. Don't get into the pattern of thinking you need to know about the Kardashians before Jesus. Why does it matter? Will it improve your life?
It is very difficult to maintain peace, joy, and love when the things of the world consume your every waking hour and there is no time for Jesus. Why not begin anew today and purpose in your heart to know Jesus better through the reading of his word. If you do not know where to begin start with the book of John in the New testament and read a few verses each day. See if your outlook on life doesn't improve once you start doing this on a regular basis.
John 14:27 says "Peace I leave 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."
PRAYER: Lord I choose to have the peace only you can give. Help me as I seek to re prioritize my day focusing on your word instead of worldly affairs. In Jesus name. Amen