3 You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
4 Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.
KIND WORDS ~
I often wonder why people don't stop and think, before they speak. Words plant inside a mind and heart. If you can only keep your mind stayed on Jesus and what the truth is about you. We carry baggage of words and remind ourselves of negative things in life. How about we toss them out and keep the good words. Words that push us forward and knowing we can do anything in Christ.
Philippians 4:13 New International Version (NIV)
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
KIND WORDS ~
I remember a teacher telling me she liked the way I tell a story on paper. I was in middle school and I felt so proud of myself. I got a "A" on the paper and wanted to frame it. It was one of my most exciting moments of life as a 13 year old. I carried that excitement home, but nobody seemed to have the same excitement I had about the story. A story made up and I have no idea today what that story was about. I found that being the first time I felt I should write. Maybe someone would like my short stories of life. Maybe my example would make a difference and help spur someone else on in life. God's plan continues to unfold and I see that.
Hebrews 10:24-25 New International Version (NIV)
24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
PEFECT PEACE ~
Jesus in my anchor of life
I watched how an anchor holds a boat in one place. It will sway a little but it doesn't go very far. Jesus is that anchor of life. We must see how our choices affect not only us, but others. Having time with someone shows us the differences between us. Yet, we all agree to disagree on things and live in peace within our hearts. Not everyone will agree and that's a fact. Not everyone believes the same way about God or worships in the same religion. We can read the word of God and know that having a relationship in him is important. We can turn from olds ways and create new ways of life. Living in perfect peace knowing God has your life under his wings. Keep this verse alive within you:
Isaiah 40:31 New International Version (NIV)
but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
You are important and your example matters. Pushing aside anything that holds you back and living in the freedom of God. If we could only see the importance of a new day and that life is truly short. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.