Category Archives: Peace
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. (Psalm 23:1-3) NIV
When was the last time your soul was refreshed? Have you ever had it refreshed? What was going on around you? Were you beside still waters? Were you lying down in green pastures? Continue reading
Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore; those who are loyal have vanished from the human race. (Psalms 12:1) NIV
Independence Day! Significant, yes! But what is the significance? To most it is a holiday, a day off work, a chance to sleep late, be lazy or catch up on housework, yard work, spend a day at the beach, leisure.
“let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water”. (Hebrews 10:22) NIV
Guilt is a powerfully destructive emotion. It is a sickness that creeps into the body’s crevices and rots it. Since it is such a powerful and destructive emotion, it is one of satan’s favorite toys to play with. He uses it to hold people captive and in-prisoned in a state of depression and unhappiness. He can torture and torment the mind and poke holes into hearts. He can poison self esteem and use it to make you feel unworthy and less than others. Continue reading
“Saul replied, “I have sinned. But please honor me before the elders of my people and before Israel; come back with me, so that I may worship the Lord your God.” (1 Samuel 15:30) NIV
Have you ever met someone who you thought had an over inflated ego? Someone who had an enormous sense of self-importance? King Saul found himself in a situation where he placed more value on what the people thought of him than he did his role of being God’s anointed king and made a bad decision that ultimately cost him his kingdom.
“Just then David’s men and Joab returned from a raid and brought with them a great deal of plunder. But Abner was no longer with David in Hebron, because David had sent him away, and he had gone in peace”. (2 Samuel 3:22)
Sending someone away in peace when there has been turmoil or trouble is soul satisfying. The alternative of course, is to send them away in anger or dismay. Think about it, how many times have you left some one in distress and walked away due to an argument, incident or simply because they don’t agree with you?
We are more prone to behave in this manner with those that are closest to us. Our spouses, children, friends, coworkers and so on. When we send someone away or dismiss them in a manner that leaves them in any manner other than peace, we leave the door open for Satan to work a mighty work against us. Continue reading