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Peace

    Personal Devotions

    How to Maintain your Peace

    July 20, 2020

    Peace is a gift from God. Most gifts must be maintained. Your new car needs gas and an oil change occasionally. So, too, peace is a gift but has to be maintained.

    Keep Proper Perspective

    There is always more than one way to see things. If you are focused on the problem, it will be hard to maintain peace. When you lose perspective, you lose peace. An example of this is Martha in the Bible story in Luke 10:41.

     

    Luke 10:41 (PHI) But the Lord answered her, “Martha, my dear, you are worried and bothered about providing so many things…Mary has chosen the best part and you must not tear it away from her!”

    Jesus is not saying it’s wrong to serve or plan or organize. But Martha lost her peace and the big perspective in serving. Jesus was in their presence and what He had to say what the big picture. Whether the linens were ironed or that extra pie baked didn’t really matter in the big scheme of things.

    Whenever we are worried or bothered it  means we are out of peace or have lost perspective. Frequently people who have no peace will try to get you in stress along with them.

    Questions I Ask To Keep Perspective

    • What does God have to say about this?
    • What do those who have been down this road have to say?
    • Will this matter in 10 years? What about 10 minutes?
    • What’s the worst that can happen?

    The following are also part of the “Peace” series of blogs

  • Personal Devotions

    3 things Jesus’ peace brings us

    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…

    July 7, 2020
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    God meets every need

    There is not a single need that God will not meet. He is life itself and fills every empty place with His presence. What is a need? It’s an opportunity for God. A need…

    May 14, 2020
  • Personal Devotions Praise and Worship

    3 ways to rest

    What do you picture when you hear the word “rest”? Remember the vacation sitting on the beach looking out at the ocean? Sounds great doesn’t it? But how do you rest in between the…

    May 6, 2020
  • Personal Devotions Prayer

    2 Ways to Relax

    I just returned from a 3 day vacation where I did some relaxing. Some vacations don’t actually rest you because the purpose is to see people or things. I’m learning to take at least…

    April 22, 2020