Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.
2 Thessalonians 3:16
If there’s one thing people would admit to craving in their lives, it would have to be peace. Most of us feel strongly that we need something more—and the all-encompassing word that so well describes it is peace.
True peace can be found in only one place, God the Father. Ask Him to give you the peace that confounds the world we live in. That peace, that in the midst of the storm, we can still be confident that God has everything under control.
The Lord is the Spirit who gives them life, and where he is there is freedom from trying to be saved by keeping the laws of God.
2 Corinthians 3:17
In Acts 9 you’ll meet up with Paul, eager to go to Damascus to round up more of Jesuses followers to be persecuted. Before that, he was holding coats as Stephen was stoned to death.
What could take a man like that and transform him into the man who wrote most of the New Testament? An encounter with Jesus!
No matter what you’ve done in your past, a meeting with Jesus can transform your life! Filled with the Holy Spirit and free from the chains of your past, God can set you on a new path, a path that leaves a mark, a path that reflects the image of Christ, a path that leads to salvation!
“I came naked from my mother’s womb,” he said, “and I shall have nothing when I die. The Lord gave me everything I had, and they were his to take away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”
God allows Job to be tested by Satan. Messenger after messenger come to him. When one messenger finishes relaying his news, another arrives with more bad news. All of Job’s oxen, donkeys, camels, and his children are all dead.
In the midst of all of this, Job blesses the Lord.
We all face trials of all kinds. Thankfully, most of us have never experienced the weight of Job’s trials. Would you react the same way he did if faced with such devastating news?
Everything we have is due to God’s will. We should be thankful for it and realize that He is the source of all that is good in our lives. Praise God, Bless Him as He has blessed you!
Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
When we continually seek out God’s will, something happens. As we seek Him, our desires change and align more with His.
We must hand over our dreams and desires first. We then anticipate, as we show Him our dreams, He’ll be faithful to change our dreams.
As you’ve sought out His will, have your dreams changed? If you dreams have stood the test and have remained, chances are they’re in line with what God wants for you. Continue to pray, waiting with patience, as God reveals His victory over the things you’ve been dreaming of.