Peaceful Living In An Uptight World

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“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy the bones”(Pro.14:30)

You Need Three Kinds of Peace

First is spiritual peace. Spiritual peace is peace with God. Romans 5:1 say “Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” We have to have peace with God before we can have any other kind of peace. There is only one way to obtain, and that is through Jesus Christ (John 14:16)

Second comes emotional peace. First we must have peace with God-spiritual peace. Then we can have the peace of God-emotional peace. Peace an internal sense of well being and order. Colossians 3:15 says, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since.. you were called to peace “rule ” here is used only this one time in the Bible, and it means “to umpire.” This verse says we should let the peace of God be umpire in our lives. What does an umpire do? He keeps the peace. God wants to give you an internal umpire who will keep you at peace even when everything around you seem chaotic. 

Third you need relational peace, or peace with other people. Romans 12:18 say, “If it is possible live at peace with everyone. Relational peace reduces conflict. How desperately we need spiritual, emotional, and relational peace! But can we really find it.

Rick Warren~God’s Power To Change Your Life

Original me..

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HELLO

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It’s raining here for the third day.. I’m laying in bed beside my two loves Chunk Chunk and Bugg they are napping.. my back is hurting but that’s nothing new..

So moving on today I want to do my version of Meet and Greet.. In the spirit of Christmas.. I WANT YOU TO LEAVE A LINK OF ANOTHER BLOGGER.. WHOSE WORK YOU LIKE PEOMS, WRITTINGS, ART , ETC.. 

Leave their name and link in the comment box.. let’s spread some holiday cheer and help each other..

 

original me..

The Dumpster

imageI use to always wanna go dumpster diving.. but I could never get my kids to do it with me.. I heard of all the good stuff you find in dumpster.. in rich neighborhoods and college students.. but for the last three years..

I feel like I have been dumpster diving.. I am at the bottom of the dumpster.. and instead of diving .. I am drowning in my own garbage.. I had allowed fear and doubt to be thrown in my dumpster.. I look around and I see depression at the very top.. along with pain and anxiety.. I turned around and I see despair and hopelessness.. I turned to the other side and I see loneliness and unrest.. I look down at my feet and I see something shiny..

I really see can’t it..  so I get down on my knees and I see prayer.. and I can reach it..

So I began to move stuff around.. and I see mercy and grace as they embrace me..to the side I see salvation in His hand and I grab it.. and I continue to move stuff there is forgivenesses and I jump as it wraps itself around me.. I bump up against peace that transcends all understand.. and the more I’m moving stuff around the closer.. I get to the top..

I thought I was moving stuff around.. but stuff was moving in me.. everything I needed to overcome..  all the trash that had been dumped into my dumpster.. the closer I looked the more I could see Jesus.. was still here with me at my lowest.. right in the dumpster with me..

What’s in your dumpster? Don’t give up just start moving stuff around..