Are You Living at Peace?

As we stop to think of what is happening in the world and what our youth is being exposed to, I can’t help but pray for our nation and my own little one growing up in this world.

When I started to work today and went about my day, I reflected on what having peace in my life means to me.  It represents that centuries ago a baby was born and for 33 years He dedicated His life to share God’s Word, heal the sick, and give faith to those who lacked it by the miracles He performed on earth.  This baby was God’s only Son that He gave up to save us.  I know most people will bypass my writing today, but it’s okay I don’t mind, those that need the encouragement will read it.

As I watch this video I think of what it represents.  It represents the joy of God when we are saved and how He loves us and will do anything for us, however He gives us free will.  In that free will, we have to recognize that we need Him when we stray.  Many things call us away from the Lord, drugs, alcohol, wrong crowds, parties, and just whatever is sin in general. We have all fallen short as the Bible says, but as we repent of our sins daily God forgives us.  Sometimes we have to go through many trials of failures, illnesses, financial ruin, and fall on our face and even get so close to death before we surrender all to God. Why is that?  Because   we are all human and have free will,

Despite our sins, Jesus is interceding for us.  But He cannot help us if we don’t ask Him in to our lives and surrender our hearts to Him.  I am not saying that once that happens we will be free of all harm, because in this world we will have trials.  But I can promise you that the trials can be more tolerable with God by our side.

Watch in this video about how this young lady has the love of the Lord but then a fast talking boyfriend offers her love that she thinks is missing in her life.  That love leads to sex, drugs, alcohol, bulimia, cutting herself and almost losing her life and when she cries out to the Lord, the battle she faces to try and leave.  But what happens? As she is fighting, you can see the Lord interceding for her, she asks God for strength and the Lord comes to fight for her and takes the beatings to save her.  Many of us are just like her in this video, fighting to get to the Lord but we don’t know how to get to Him because many things get in the way.  Today I am here to tell you that you do not have to fight anymore, just reach out to God call His name and He will help you.

As you see in this video, The Lord cleans her up and takes her in His arms because He loves us as we are.  Today and tomorrow as you reflect on your own life and what peace means, think about these words, many centuries ago, a man gave up His life of comfort and security because His Father asked Him to.  As an obedient Son, He did, why would He do that you ask? He gave up His life because we are all God’s children and He wanted all of us to have an opportunity to be saved. So today, reach out to Him.

This post came as a surprise to me, but I am posting it because it is what I felt in my heart to write.

John 3:16 –21 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. 21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.”

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Love What You Do

Do you love what you do? There are many people who work jobs because they need an income and they can’t take what they love to do to make a living.

There are many get rich schemes out there that promise you that you can own your own business and do what you are meant to do.

Many contemplate doing those schemes to be happy because they long to do what they love doing, whether it is being an author, planning weddings, building cabinets, doing hair and make up, acting, dancing, and any other love that they have.  While not everyone is doing what they love, take a moment to think about what you do for work daily.  Think of who is being impacted with the work that you do.  The attitude that you go to work with can move you along to be satisfied in everything that you do in your life.  If you have a love for dancing for instance, but you are not able to leave your job to be a famous ballerina because of the commitment that is involved going from audition to audition and the income required to train, buy dance outfits, and pay bills, then look at your current job differently.  Look at your job as the vehicle that can satisfy the desire that you have to dance or any other love that you have.  Your job allows you the freedom to pay for a hobby that makes you who you are.

Many people will say but there are others that have a business in wood cabinetry for instance, but yet I do not receive enough business to make my own store and pay employees.  Do your current job with love, as if working for God, maybe it is not meant for you to have the stress of owning your own business and waiting for income to come in to pay your bills. If you are good at cabinet making and you enjoy it, continue to do it as a hobby because you will enjoy it more than if you had to depend on it as a sole source of income, then it would become a chore or rather “a job” that you “have to do.”

Don’t think that the work you daily for pay is insignificant.  Pray as you go about your work day and see that in no time you will use your job as a vehicle to advance the things that you love to do as a hobby without any commitments or pressure and they will become enjoyable.  Volunteer your time and talents with others because it can’t always be about making a dollar.  If in your heart you make room to help someone, you will find in life that others will make room in their heart for you.

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