Not really stressed or uptight, just a rumbling of sorts stirring in my soul. I grabbed my favorite Devotional, in the whole wide world (at least for now), and today, the first words on the page were: PEACE BE WITH YOU!!
BIG WET KISS!
I NEVER get tired, or less amazed, at how He ALWAYS reaches down and speaks to me in the very moment I am in. I see why so many people who love Jesus talk about His Word being alive and active! It is! His Word is like my best friend, always saying the right thing at the right time; even if it’s hard to hear! OH! How He loves us so...
In the devotional, Sarah Young points to John 20:21 as the verse for the day and it says, “Again he [Jesus] said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”
Two times Jesus says PEACE be with you (v.19 & 21)! Then He says, “As the Father has sent me I am sending you.”
When God calls us, He is preparing to send us...somewhere. He doesn’t call us to sit back and wait for His arrival. He calls us to, first and foremost, bring Him glory. Then He calls us to Himself so that He can accomplish His purpose in and through us.
When God sends us, it is not without His peace. He does not send us without His power, His strength, His peace and so much more. He fully equips us for what He asks us to do. He is the one who will accomplish through us what He sends us to do.
Jesus says twice: PEACE BE WITH YOU!
My Father reminded me this morning that He is sending me in His Peace…His Peace to face whatever challenge is before me. His Peace to walk through all that is before me. He reminded me that He won’t send me alone. He won’t send me without a guide, the Holy Spirit. He won’t send me without wisdom. No, He reminded me that He is sending me as the Father sent Jesus - in His Peace.
GO! Go in my peace and say all that I will have you say...GO IN PEACE and lead all the souls I bring your way to Me; I will do the rest.
My LORD! As I rise up today, may I go in all the Peace and Power and Strength You have specifically carved out for me! Knowing I belong to You and that it is all for Your Glory! THANK YOU SO MUCH ABBA FATHER!! Kisses back! Mmmmwah!!