Posted by: mikenicholsblog | August 17, 2009

yesterday ended at midnight

Saying the words “yesterday ended at midnight” is an easy go-forward kind of statement. Our struggle is that “yesterday” issues try desperately to invade our new day. Now no matter where you are on the journey of life, from a seeker examining the claims of Christianity to a fully devoted follower of Christ, “yesterday” habits, issues and actions tend to pull at the joy we want for our next step. God’s love is unconditional and His power is available to those who have come into a relationship with Him through Christ. I am sure the Father is pleased when we start a new morning with the words from Psalm 118:24, “This the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” That is the heart of Christ followers.  But “yesterday” emotions will throw baggage at the new day like:
     … the job opportunities aren’t there, and someone is struggling
     … taking a pay decrease has created a bit of uncertainty
     … a car wreck throws life into turmoil
     … they said it was cancer

The above are struggles that I encountered last week on my journey.  Can I still challenge my friends to rejoice and know God can be trusted?  Absolutely, but the only hope to experience this is going forward God’s way.  Look at what the Father tells us.

Psalm 119:65
Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.

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

Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

His peace is available His way.  So rejoice, and today hold fast to His Word.  Accept His counsel and truth (no matter what your feelings say), pray about everything and then by faith, wait for the peace that only God can provide. 

Smile … yeam_smaller


Responses

  1. I’d like to see something on Mercy as a Spiritual Gift


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