Thursday, September 01, 2011

Daddy used to say...

"Sweetheart, as long as daddy's here, you never have to worry." And in some ways that was true. However, as good as my earthly father's intentions and promises were, they certainly fell short of my heavenly Father's.

I don't know about you, but from time to time I do find myself worried, anxious and fearful. Recently, I've been praying about it, and studying and praying and studying....I've certainly prayed more than once since I've known the Lord for peace. "Oh Lord give me peace." But I've stopped doing that. I'm learning many things, one of which is that I've been praying for something God's already given me. Isn't that crazy? That just doesn't make sense.

It reminded me of a homeless man I saw at a mall. When I saw him I thought, "Oh, look at that poor, homeless man. If only..." Then my friend told me that he knew who he was and he had plenty of resources, income, and help available to him. He just wouldn't avail himself of those resources.

So I asked myself the question, why aren't I availing myself of ALL the wonderful resources God has ALREADY given me? In the area of peace, I'd have to say I truly didn't grasp the truth that I already do have it. But I do now, praise the Lord! And if you're His, you have it to!

Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.] John 14:27 (AMP)

Dina Seaton
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James 4:11-12
Do not speak evil against one another, brothers. The one who speaks against a brother, or judges his brother speaks evil against the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

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