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    Personal Devotions

    3 things Jesus’ peace brings us

    July 7, 2020

    Peace on earth is the will of everybody, right? Even beauty pageants share the goal for world peace. I received a Christmas card this week with the words “Peace and Love”. So what exactly is peace?  My favorite definition of peace is “nothing missing and nothing broken”. This covers your personal spirit, soul and body as well as relationships and then how they affect the marriage, family, church, government and the world.

    1. Jesus brings us peace with God

    Since we were alienated from God by our sin, Jesus made peace with God by His blood. When you accept the fact you are forgiven and born into God’s family by accepting Jesus as Savior, then you have peace with God.

    2. Jesus brings us peace within

    Jesus brings His very peace. Jesus stated in John 14:27 (GW) “I’m giving you my peace”. Peace is not merely an absence of problem or conflict. Peace is an actual force- just as love or joy are real. His peace passes all understanding and keeps our minds and hearts at rest.

    3. Jesus brings us peace with others

    When you have peace with God and then are at peace within yourself, you are on the way to living at peace with others. In spite of conflicts and bumping heads with one another, there is peace in forgiveness. There is peace is reconciling a relationship. And we have been given the authority and responsibility to reconcile the world.

  • Personal Devotions

    How To Never Lose Your Joy

    I’m sure you have lost car keys and can’t find them. Or perhaps an address or recipe? It’s somewhere, but you can’t locate it because it’s not in its normal place. Today we’re going…

    July 6, 2020
  • Personal Devotions

    What are you saying to Yourself?

    Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly talking to ourselves. It may be in our thought life. It could be occasionally out loud. What you say to yourself is very important. Nobody…

    July 2, 2020
  • Faith

    Keep Believing

    “Believe” is a popular signage today.  At Christmas it’s used to encourage our child-like anticipation. Sometimes we are trying to say “be wishful” which isn’t bad. But Jesus originated the saying when He walked…

    June 22, 2020
  • Faith Personal Devotions

    How to choose not to Fear

    Fear is in our world. But fear doesn’t have to be in our hearts or minds. Fear is the satanic counterfeit of faith. It is believing the negative will happen. We were not wired…

    June 8, 2020
  • Faith Personal Devotions

    Recognize Fear is a choice

    Although there are many opportunities to fear, the good news is we can choose not to! First of all we must learn to recognize opportunities to fear. I Peter 5:8 (MSG)  Keep a cool…

    June 5, 2020
  • Faith

    3 Fearless things to do when Trouble Comes

    Jesus told us in John 16:33 (NCV)”I told you these things so that you can have peace in me. In this world you will have trouble, but be brave! I have defeated the world.”…

    May 29, 2020
  • Personal Devotions

    Having patience with imperfect people

    Okay, let’s face it- we’re all imperfect people. But somehow we feel the imperfections of others are sometimes unforgivable. But we can overlook our imperfections because our heart is right? Divine love always is…

    May 28, 2020
  • Personal Devotions

    What Grieves God?

    What are the things that can grieve the Holy Spirit of God? To grieve means to distress or make sad or sorrowful. It saddens God when we take odds against Him and poison our…

    May 18, 2020
  • Personal Devotions

    God’s will not my will

    The will is a powerful thing. There is God’s will.  There is my will.  There is the will of those who live with me. There is the will of those I work with. With…

    May 7, 2020