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04/19/18

WORD ...OF... THE... DAY!
                             
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But first seek His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added onto you...Matthew 6:33



 HURRY NOT 
    "Ruthlessly eliminate hurry." When two friends repeated that adage by the wise Dallas Willard to me, I knew I needed to consider. Where was I spinning my wheels, wasting time and energy? More important, where was I rushing ahead and not looking to God for guidance and help? In the weeks and months that followed I remembered those words and reoriented myself back to the Lord and His wisdom. I reminded myself to trust in Him, rather than leaning on my own ways. 
     After all, rushing around frantically seems to be the opposite of the "perfect peace" the prophet Isaiah speaks of. The Lord gives this gift to "those whose minds are steadfast," because they trust in Him (v.3). And He is worthy of being trusted today, tomorrow, and forever, for "The Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal" (v.4).      Trusting God with our minds fixed on Him is the antidote to a hurried life. How about us? Do we sense that we're hurried or even hasty? Maybe, in contrast, we often experience a sense of peace. Or perhaps we're somewhere in between the two extremes. 
     Wherever we may be, I pray today that we'll be able to put aside any hurry as we trust in the Lord, who will never fail us and who gives us His peace. 

Lord God, You give the peace that passes all understanding, which is a gift I don't want to take for granted. Thank You. 

 GOD'S PEACE HELPS US NOT TO HURRY. 
     
Isaiah 26:1-4
     In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: We have a strong city; God makes salvation its walls and ramparts. Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith. You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. 

Insight: The word peace in Isaiah 26:3 is one of the prophet Isaiah's favorite words; its used over twenty times in Isaiah. The word appears for the first time in Isaiah 9:6 where we find several titles for the promised Messiah, including "Prince of Peace." Peace is a translation of the great Hebrew word shalom. While peace is certainly an acceptable rendering, more broadly shalom speaks of "welfare," "prosperity," "wholeness"- The comprehensive well-being of a person, people, or place. What isn't immediately apparent in modern versions of verse 3 is that the word translated "Perfect" is also the Hebrew word Shalom. Thus a literal rendering of "Perfect Peace" is "Shalom, shalom" or "Peace, peace." What's in view is multiplied peace, true peace, exponential peace. Verse 3 helps us to see that peace awaits those who trust in the Lord as their eternal source of strength-their Rock (v.4). Such peace allows one to exhale, to rest, to slow down. 
by Arthur Jackson

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Pray for Larry and I and this ministry to be protected from any and all attacks by the enemy. Thank you and God bless!

Pray for my family suffering from demonic influence and oppression. Pray that they will know all that is truth....
Paula


Pray for my children Stephanie and Josh, that they will be protected under His wings and know all that is truth. Pray that they will be fully protected from any and all attacks by the enemy and completely healed from all that is ailing them in Jesus name!
....El laine



I am having marriage problems my husband is addicted to weed and gambling he is supposed to be christian he is selfish towards me and he is verbally abusive pray that he will change he used to be physically abusive pray he will have good influences of real Christians in his life....Brenda


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Pray for Joel that he will be protected from all attacks from the enemy, be completely healed from all that is ailing him and that he will know all that is truth in Jesus name!


Hello, I ran across your YouTube video. Please pray for my husband Willie Reynolds he needs to be saved and our marriage needs to be restored. I am in such a miserable place. And also pray for our daughter Cami she is having a hard time with all of this. I need my faith to be increased. Thanks so much....Sharon 

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