Tag Archive | peace

Philippians 4:8-9

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely (lovable and gracious), whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on (ponder) these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:8‭-‬9 NASB

Jesus You are truth, the truth. You are honorable, Lord God, worthy of honor and praise. You are right, the only righteous God. You are pure and holy. God of grace and worthy of love. You, Sovereign God are of good, excellent repute. God, I will dwell on You, the embodiment of all these attributes. Your excellency is worthy of my praise.
I have learned and received and heard instruction through Your word and godly people and want to practice these attributes so as to be counted among the godly. The mouth speaks from that which fills the heart; may my heart bring forth what is good out of the good treasure of my heart. My desire is to walk in an acceptable way in Christ’s service, to be acceptable to God and approved by men that they may see from my excellent behavior and good deeds, as they observe them, glorify God in the day of visitation. God of peace, be with me as I practice these attributes. I pray in the name of Jesus, my Lord. Amen.
Luke 6:45/Romans 14:18/1 Peter 2:12 NASB

🌹Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.
Philippians 3:17 NASB

🌹Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
Romans 15:33 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 4:4-7

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near (at hand). Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:4‭-‬7 NASB

🌹Rejoice. Rejoice always. Rejoice in the Lord. REJOICE, IN THE  LORD, ALWAYS.

Lord God. Lord of my life, my every breath, my every step. What a safeguard it is for me to be constantly reminded to rejoice in You always. When I am rejoicing in You I have no room for worry. God forgive me for letting worry deprive me of trusting in You, my King, who sits upon the throne and is in control of my destiny. Life is more than food and my body is for more than clothing. I want to rejoice in You and give my body for Your service, Lord; as a slave of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart. With good I will render service, as to the Lord, and not to men, knowing that whatever good thing I do, this will I receive back from You, Lord. There is no outgiving You.
God, when I am anxious, help me to remember to run to You with everything, making my request known to You by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving. Guide my heart and mind in Christ Jesus, with the peace of God which surpasses all comprehension.
Your word tells me, Lord, that “the steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because they trust in You”. In this I will rejoice because I trust in You. In the peace and joy of Christ I pray, amen.
Philippians 3:1/Matthew 6:25/Ephesians 6:6, 8/Isaiah 26:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Solitude with Almighty God

Are you weary, overwhelmed, finding it hard to see God at work? Is it hard to keep your focus on Almighty God?

Praise God He is available. Praise God He opens His arms and says “Come”.

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30

God wants our souls to be at rest. He is our burden bearer. So we take the step to come to Him. Then what?

Be silent before the Lord God!
For the day of the Lord is near,
For the Lord has prepared a sacrifice,
He has consecrated His guests.
Zephaniah 1:7

Be silent. Take time away from the hustle and bustle, demands of the world, burdens of ministry, lack of peace.

Even Jesus, the Son of God, being God Himself sought solitude with the Father.

After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.
Matthew 14:23

In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there. Mark 1:35

After bidding them farewell, He left for the mountain to pray.
Mark 6:46

But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.
Luke 5:16

It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God. Luke 6:12

This time is taken to stop stressing about provision, focusing on troubles, and fearing, but a time to be strengthened, uplifted and to focus on God.

‘Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Isaiah 41:10
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
Isaiah 40:31

I will personally be taking a week off to focus, seek and reconnect with my Lord God. I know that I will be refreshed, strengthened, and ready to serve my God without weariness, running the race without getting tired. I would appreciate your prayers during this time. I plan to sign off social media tonight and  return on November 1.

🌹I leave you with this:

The Lord bless you, and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine on you,
And be gracious to you;

The Lord lift up His countenance on you,
And give you peace.’
Numbers 6:24-26

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Enduring and Everlasting Kingdom

There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.
Isaiah 9:7 NASB

In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.
Daniel 2:44 NASB

He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.”
Luke 1:32‭-‬33 NASB

Looking at the world today there is much turmoil, anguish, uncertainty that instills fear in so many. But for the believer and follower of Jesus Christ there is hope. There is an everlasting Kingdom for the Christian whose King is the King of kings, the Lord of lords, the Son of the Most High and His kingdom had no end.

🌹Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. In that is peace and hope.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Exult, Rejoice

Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls,
YET I WILL EXULT IN THE LORD, I WILL REJOICE  IN THE GOD OF MY SALVATION.
Habakkuk 3:17‭-‬18 NASB

Though the world is falling down around you, will your peace, your treasure, your joy, still be in the God of your salvation?
Will you still exult (to show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice exceedingly; be highly elated or jubilant) in the Lord?

🌹This is only possible through a trusting, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Do you know Him? Seek Him.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Forever God

Lift up your eyes to the sky, Then look to the earth beneath; For the sky will vanish like smoke, And the earth will wear out like a garment And its inhabitants will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not wane.
Isaiah 51:6 NASB

For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you.
Isaiah 54:10 NASB

“For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you. In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, But with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you,” Says the Lord your Redeemer.
Isaiah 54:7‭-‬8 NASB


The earth and it’s inhabitants are not forever.
The world may be falling apart all around you.
God’s anger may be upon His people for a moment, which may seem like forever to us,

BUT. . .
God’s salvation is forever. His righteousness will never end.
God’s love for His children is everlasting.
His peace will not be shaken.
God’s compassion is for you.
God is our Redeemer!

🌹For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.
Psalms 30:5 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Powerful & Mighty

and he (Jehoshaphat) said, “O Lord, the God of our fathers, are You not God in the heavens? And are You not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand so that no one can stand against You. ‘Should evil come upon us, the sword, or judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we will stand before this house and before You (for Your name is in this house) and cry to You in our distress, and You will hear and deliver us.’
2 Chronicles 20:6‭, ‬9 NASB

There is a powerful and mighty ruler over all the nations of the world who has the power over anyone or anything that comes at His church. God alone and He is just a prayer away. Where do you place your trust? In whom is your stability and peace.

🌹Seek God. He is waiting and willing to listen.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Return

A voice is heard on the bare heights, The weeping and the supplications of the sons of Israel; Because they have perverted their way, They have forgotten the Lord their God. 
Jeremiah 3:21‭ NASB

Look around you. What do you see? Fear? Brokenness? Anger? Discontentment? Turmoil? Lostness? Do you wonder why?
“We have forgotten the Lord our God”!

Peace, wholeness, contentment, direction come through Christ alone even in the midst of turmoil. So the Lord says . . .

“Return, O faithless sons, I will heal your faithlessness.” “Behold, we come to You; For You are the Lord our God.
Jeremiah 3:22 NASB

🌹 Lord, we come to You; for You are the Lord our God.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Continually Before Me

I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely.     Psalms 16:8‭-‬9 NASB

I will not be shaken. My heart is glad and my glory rejoices. Why? Because I have set the Lord continually before me. My hope is found in the Holy One, Jesus, who did not undergo decay but was raised from the grave that could not hold Him and He opened the way for mankind to experience the same.

For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. Psalms 16:10 NASB

You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.  Psalms 16:11 NASB

🌹 When Jesus is at our right hand there are pleasures forever. Peace, gladness, joy, hope. Available when we set the Lord continually before us.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Gathering

How lovely are Your dwelling places, O Lord of hosts! My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. How blessed are those who dwell in Your house! They are ever praising You. Selah. For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand outside. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.       Psalms 84:1‭-‬2‭, ‬4‭, ‬10 NASB

For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst.” Matthew 18:20 NASB

not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.   Hebrews 10:25 NASB

My husband and I did some deliveries to homebound brothers and sisters yesterday and spent some time visiting. Our intention was to make the delivery and hopefully encourage those who we saw BUT I do believe that I was more encouraged and spirit lifted than they were.

What a blessing it is to spend time with the people of God. To speak of Jesus, His work in our lives, the lives of our love ones, to praise His mighty works, to encourage and be encouraged.

This morning my heart is joyful, content, at peace and believe it is because I dwelt in the courts of the Lord. Dwelt with God’s people where God is in the midst of our conversation, our small gathering. To God be the glory for His church.

As we celebrate around the world the birth of Jesus on December 25th, let us praise and thank Him for His church, the people of God, to whom He came to establish for His glory and purpose.

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.    Isaiah 9:6 NASB

🌹 Have a very Merry Christmas!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon