Your Peace Will Meet Me There
Deflecting from His path is not the plan of God and not what we want to do!
Have I forgotten the beautiful peace available to me? Getting caught in the whirlwind of life I look around beginning to feel the chaos of my earthly surroundings. Have I become deflected? I think I have!
I live at risk of deflection by the business of life, and I am disappointed, even frustrated with my human self. To think, at times, I lose sight of all that I know to be true.
What I know to be true is this; “I know His Peace will meet me there.”
Struggling along life’s highway I have not gone unscathed by the storms, hurdles, twists and turns of the journey, and neither have any of you. However, I had a few experience's that have brought me very close to my heavenly home, and because of this gift, I should know better.
I should know better than to be quickly taken in by the swirling drain that tells us of hopelessness and untruths. This process of deflecting is not Godly and it sways me from my truth. Every time I allow this I am disappointed in myself. The goal is not to stay in my disappointment, but rather to go to my teacher, who sacrificed Himself on the cross for me and you. He is the one who meets me right where I am in every situation.
Unceasing Prayer Is Key
God has provided a few intriguing happenings, bringing me to heaven's door, people tend to ask, what's it like to come close to "the other side" and then back? I will not always proceed with this discussion, often I choose not to as it lacks importance, it's not about my story, but rather God's glory, and I am thankfully aware of this life-gift and how He wants me to use it. I also understand a person’s dubiety at the possibility of incredible miracles God allows each and every day. The tiny whispers of His Spirit leading, protecting, and guiding, that we often miss when fixated on our chaotic world.
To say our story's lack importance does not mean they're not meaningful or relevant, they are, after all, God spoke in parables. While our story's are inspiring, deciphering the clarity of their purpose and how best to use them becomes blurred. To clear things up go to His word. Our testimony is imperative, our story maybe not as much, it must tell the good news, seeking the wisdom of Christ, prayerfully considering what is of Him and what is of this world, the Bible tells us these truths.
1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.
1 John 5:11 and this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life and life in His Son.
Luke 12:48 From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted much, much will be asked.
Phil 2:14-15 from the Message bible ~ Do everything readily and cheerfully- no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving message into the night.
We don't need a near-death moment to know the truth of God’s peace since everything allowed by God can be life-changing, when open to His personal message. We simply need to have belief, trust in His powerful unfailing love while going to Him prayerfully and unceasingly.
I admit I struggle with unceasing prayer. The world is much louder than I would like, there is a real battle that exists to tune it out and tune into Jesus! Sometimes I just need a minute, wishing as a Christian I would lavish people with God's grace, as much as I talk about sharing it.
No one likes to fail, however, we as Christians are failing miserably in the bequeathing of God's grace. We have an urgent obligation to do better. Love is patient, kind, does not boast, is not proud, is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs, Love never fails! (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
How does your report card look today? I for one, have some serious homework to do for Jesus, He deserves more from me!
There's a song that I feel may give a glimpse into my moment if I were to describe it. (The title of the song is Prince of Peace, by a current Christian group named, Hillsong UNITED.)
Prince Of Peace by Hillsong United
Prayerful Hope within the Word Of God
Unceasing prayer is a tall order, but is it possible?
To depend on or have expectations of any human being, myself included, is unfair. Because we all live in the struggle of balance, the act of balance is tediously tumultuous when imperceptible pushes of doubt assault our yoke's. After an assault, there is splattering of the remain's into dissension allowing a victor of separation.
Separation is the objective of all evil within the chaotic humanness of the world. Whereas, a prayerful alliance is a stable and steadfast weapon against the dissolution of like yokes.
God allows the imperfect sway, up and down, using everything. He's omnipresent, thus our frivolous attempts to push Him aside, assuming we can go it alone, is futile. The Holy spirit will commune with each of His children with perfect timing and method. Through His intervention, not that of our own, we grow in the understanding of His purpose in our live's.
We are an imperfect embodiment of His spirit, balking at His intervention with tantrums, and in response, He holds us closer still.
What if instead we did as He would have us do for one another? Remembering to pray unceasingly, doing our best to reflect in His word, remaining obedient without deflection from His path refusing to allow satan one point within the spiritual battle.
How can we think we could accomplish anything without Him, or believe we have the power to change anything. It's our understanding of the one who walked in love for all, our protector, our teacher, our heart, our Jesus, that allows our circumstances. Good or bad He uses it for our growth drawing us closer to Him.
As Christians, our main purpose is to deflect sin as best we can, sharing Jesus in all situations. Sadly, we are often disappointed in others and ourselves and our Christ-like example lacks the luster we wish to display. As Christian's, aren't we supposed to know better? We should know better, so why do we deflect? Probably because, God is up to something amazing, every action and reaction is a part of that purpose. He tells us, "Be Still and Know that I am God."Psalm 46:10
I wish I could share my heart in a way that all would know my JESUS, however, I am left to this journey in an unsanctified state of being. I have had a wonderful mentor in the Apostle Paul, living in the spirit of knowing. Knowing if I seek Him in all things, He will meet me there!
I live through the Spirit and yet sin lives in me. I am forgiven set free! I will have struggles with the acts of the sin living in me. One day I will be free to glorify my King in His perfect constant and unwavering peace. Until His timing is clear for our homecoming, I will struggle, as I do what I do, not always as I want to do. (Read Roman’s Chapter 7:14-20) He makes it so beautifully clear.
Praise God for Romans Chapter 8:1-38 where it tells of life through the Spirit, how we are set free to live in accordance to God’s plan as His children, co-heirs with Christ to share in His Kingdom.
Knowing all of this I continue to slip, forgetting to give the grace that has been given to me; I forget to move away from the bounds of sin. I succumb to fearful lies, pain that is temporary, the judgment that is not truth, and sin in general. I forget to love as I am loved, unconditionally, and without expectation, for the greatest thing we can give is LOVE.
I have described us as human beings. Believing we can help one another in our slips. We can pray together and rebuke the enemy at hand. Believing in the trinity, God the Father, Son, and Most Holy Spirit! Believing in our heavenly home, and the truth that He has many rooms prepared. Believing people together living in the light of God can deflect the enemy, and surely satan will not win. We give him so much of our heart's, time, and energy. Believe this, we are God's children and He meets us right where we are, as we are led in life through His Spirit.
We are Broken made whole by Christ
Prince Of Peace
Hurdles are just that, hurdles, they are to be scaled with the uplifting of the Holy Spirit. We can do all things through Christ as He strengthens us. His Peace will meet us right where we are. He will supply all our needs. We will be still and quiet trusting in Your unfailing love. Our hope is in You, the Prince Of Peace, and Your LIGHT meets us there!
To Pray is to let go and let God take over Philippians 4:6-7
Dear God thank you for Your Amazing Grace
Dear God thank you for setting me free
Dear God thank you for Your Son
Dear God thank you for the cross
Dear God Help us to be less
Dear God Help us to be more
Dear God Help us to love as You Love
Dear God thank You for forgiveness
Dear God thank You for Your Love and Grace
Dear God thank You for laying Yourself down and picking up the broken
Dear God Help us trust in You, the Prince of Peace, thank You for Your Light that meet Us There!