Friday, September 12, 2008

Words of Encouragement

Do you want to "graduate" to another level?  We can move from one level in God to the next one, but it takes us following his mandate and giving it our all, until he tells us "you have been faithful over theses things" now I will elevate you to another level.  We need God's peace if we desire to "graduate" to another level in him.

Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil. When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him. Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. - Proverbs 16:6-8

Peace of God. Peace Among Your Enemies. I don't know about you but I am greatly amazed at how God can turn your enemies around and even have them blessing you. You've seen it happen.  Someone on your job was giving you the flux and you continued to pray and seek God.  In the midst of that situation he used it to grow you and keep you righteous before him.

Then he did the amazing thing.  He made that person that was always talking about your, or doing you wrong or trying to take your credit turn their ways around. Sometimes I believe the individual is even surprised themselves.  They do not understand why they hated you before but now they are looking out for your benefit.  Why is that?  It is the power of God.

When we obey God and walk upright before him, he will turn the hearts of others around on your behalf.  That then tells you and I that we don't always need to get someone told or straightened out.  Sometimes we simply need to wait on God and let him do what he is going to do.  Let him work it out.

The truth of the matter is, when you and I try to solve it when tend to make things worst.  When God does it, it is DONE RIGHT!  So this weekend when you go to worship the Lord, go with a heart to obey him.

If you are lacking peace in your life right now, pray with me for the peace of God to come into your life.  Lord, you are the peace giver.  First, if there is anything in me that is keeping me from experiencing your peace, then remove it.  And when you do, I know that you will give me your peace.  If I am do not have your peace because I am doubtful of what you can do, then help me in my unbelief.  Help me to hold to your hand and trust you.  Now Lord, I release all doubt, all fear and I accept at this very moment your peace.  Flood my very soul and give me the peace that passes all understanding.  And when you do, I will bless your holy name, forever.