Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Words of Peace for 2012

"Be anxious for nothing, but in all things, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus."  Philipians 4:6-7

"Jesus said, 'Peace I leave you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."  John 14:27

"Lord, You establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished You have done for us."  Isaiah 26:12

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace."  Colossians 3:15

"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety."  Psalm 4:8

"The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace."  Psalm 29:11

"You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You."  Isaiah 26:3

"The meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace."  Psalm 37:11

"Great peace have they who love Your law, and nothing can make them stumble."  Psalm 119:165

"Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace.  And the God of love and peace will be with you."  2 Corinthians 13:11

"Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."  Ephesians 4:3

"The God of peace be with you."  Philippians 4:9

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."  Romans 12:18

"The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.  Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness."  James 3:17-18

Dear Reader, as the world is getting full of turmoil and the economy all over the world is taking a beating, remember that in God's Kingdom the rules are different.  Do not let the things of this world control you, remember that Jesus gave us the authority over all of it.  As we look to Him this new year, put peace in your heart.  Let not your heart be troubled, as He said more than once, he will not leave nor forsake you.  Take hold of that and find that serene comfort and peace that is abundant in His presence.  Get our your bible and spend a little time in the word.  Breathe deep and capture His love in your heart. 

Don't worry about the bills, the marriage, or the broken toe today.  Worrying will not fix it.  God will.  Find His peace and stay there until you're sure you can trust Him to get you through it all.  Be blessed my friends!

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