January 14, 2007

what a gift for the day and forever

A new day is here, a new day dawned by Gods grace.

"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27

There is no peace not "like" the peace of Christ, but "except" the peace of Christ. It is not like the peace of the world. When I have read in the Bible about not being troubled or afraid or recieveing the sustaining of the Lord I've often thought of it to be a word for those in some kind of trial or battle that relates to a spiritual sacrafice or deep and powerful faith building in the midst of living out the life for the sake of the Gospel. But - today - I take it just as it is. Don't let my heart be troubled, cast my burden because the Lord will sustain me - not in some noble pursuit - but in the struggles of cleaning house or not worrying about what people might think of me or what I think of myself. A heavanly word for the earthly day.

"You will keep them in perfect peace - whose mind is stayed on thee (Jesus, my Saiour)" Isaiah 26:3


Pat said...

Was looking on your blog site for a better photo for the Scottish Directory - like the one in your new hat! - and then read your entry on 14 January about peace. So I write to say it blessed me!
Love to you Beth from us both.
Pat and Wilf

Henrietta said...

Beth, you are well cool babe. i am about to write you a postcard. i want God's peace; you shared what that is. thank you for sharing from God and of your life. love Henri

MaryD said...

hi bethie-- i love to read what you are writing and to see your pictures!

love you,
aunt mary