“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” Isaiah 26:3
To me there is no substitute for the importance of taking time to learn, to reflect and to pray on Sunday. This is a day set aside to rest, but also to be restored. It is important to spend time reading, going to church and fellowshipping with one another. The week ahead will have its daily calls on your attention, giving yourself that time to read, rest, reflect and restore will give you the footing to be prepared for what lies ahead.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14: 27
I believe this is why I can find peace and joy in the midst of a lot of activity and at times turmoil…because I am secure in the peace I receive from God. I realize too that each person has something their dealing with and each person is responsible for their own choices and conduct. I choose to focus on God, to focus on what’s most important…and to do my best from there.
“These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
I love the quiet of the morning. I love waking early, to enjoy a cup of coffee, to read my Bible…to see the beginnings of the day unfold. I am so thankful and in awe that there is a God who through His vision of time knew of me; cares for me and most importantly loves me. That knowledge takes me through any and every thing. Do you know that peace? Do you know that joy? It is there for all who choose Him.