That's a catchy title, isn't it? Just you wait and see what it's all about. ggg I hope and pray y'all are having a great day today. It's sunny, humid, and hot in my neck of the woods. The sun is good. The humid and hot, I could do with a lot less of it. If I remember correctly, back earlier in the year when we didn't think warm weather would ever get here, I think I remember making a promise that I wouldn't complain about the weather. So.......I'm pretty sure I just broke that promise, y'all. I really didn't mean to, but, I just don't do very well in the humidity and heat. Ugh!!! One thing for sure, I am so thankful for our air conditioner.
So, back to the title of my post. I seen a card that a friend had made, +Tina Van Eick. I loved her card and she shared where she had gotten the stamp from, and I ran as quickly as I could; without knocking anyone else over; to the web site, Paper Wishes, over in my left hand column, and ordered the stamp. I love it!!! My card isn't as beautiful as Tina's was, but I do hope y'all enjoy seeing it. Thanks Tina!
As I leave you this afternoon, I leave you with this scripture:
Isaiah 26:3 "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You."
Chapter 26 of Isaiah, in some translations has the title as "A song of Praise". This song of praise is addressed to God in the form of a prayer, not petitioning God for something, but making a statement to God agreeing with God and proclaiming His work. The people had honor for God and only God. Their hope was in God. Just as our hope is in God, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Verse 3 talks of peace. Perfect peace is a gift from God. Peace does not come from anyone else or anywhere else. We can search a lifetime for peace, but we will never find it, till we trust in Him. When we place our confidence in God, through the Blood of Christ, then we can have peace over the things of this world that tries to steal our joy and contentment.
People are striving for world peace. You can't mandate peace, you can't legislate peace, you can't make peace a law that has to be followed. Peace only comes thru that "individual, personal" relationship with God, through Jesus Christ. Keep your mind on God! If you don't have a relationship with Christ, you don't have peace. It's just that simple. Peace is based on our "steadfast" trust in God. Do you have enough trust in God to say, "what ever happens, I will trust God"? That trust produces internal peace, personal peace. That kind of trust in God, on a personal basis; each individual having peace; CAN bring about peace on a larger scale. That is the only way this unsettling world will ever know peace. Individually.
If you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, thank Him for that and the peace that comes from having a relationship with Him. If you know people that don't have a relationship with Christ; and we all do; put those people on your prayer list. We also should pray for peace. The peace that I pray for people to have is the peace that passes all understanding, and it comes only from God. May you have peace in your heart today and stay focused of God and all He's doing for you, through the Blood of Christ.
Ladybug, I pray that each new day is better than the one before. Keep on keeping on. Sweetpea loves you lots and can't wait to see you, soon.
Have a blessed rest of the day, y'all! God loves you and so do I! hugs, Patty