Concert

Do you want to be in concert?

Concert according to the definition that is in “agreement in design or plan; combined action; harmony or accord.” Unified. Harmonized. Working together for the betterment of one thing or somethings.

According to todays devotional, this is, “the Lord’s plan for us as His children through faith in Jesus Christ.” 

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves” (Romans 12:10). The goal [in the body of Christ] is cooperation, not competition.”

“In a sense, we are “on stage” before a watching and listening world every day. There are no soloists in God’s concert band, but every instrument is essential. The music is best when we each play our part in unity with others.”

There are some of us, like myself, that desire to be in concert not just with our families,  but also with our friends, spouse, and possibly our coworkers. Like I’ve written before, this positivity, this likeness, is something we all desire whether we are in a space of positivity now or not, we all know that life is greatly enjoyable when we have this state of mind and when we live in this state of mind. 

The Bible does say to live at leace with all men, but we know not all men like to have peace. Sad as it is, some people like to bicker and fight and be at odds. This is not necessary in life. Yet some people CHOOSE to live like this. Why? Because of their own preferences, their own LIKES and DISLIKES. We cannot all have things the way that we would want them,  it is the same for the life of our children and friends.

Readers, let’s keep the peace. Not just in this virtual reality, but in our very real lives. The lives we have when we are not looking or interacting on or through a screen.

God is real, love Him.

TC

[Scripture verse Reference: Romans 12 verse 18]

Our Daily Bread ▪ June 23rd, 2017

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Jesus’ Peace

Here is the insight from todays Our Daily Bread devotional reading,

Jesus repeatedly talks about peace in John 14, yet He would soon be arrested and His disciples would be hiding in fear. In verse 1 Jesus offered peace by encouraging them not to be troubled by the events that were coming on them. Instead, they were to look forward to reunion with Him and a home in the Father’s house. Then in today’s reading Jesus rooted this peace in the coming of the Holy Spirit—reminding us that, in part, the fruit of the Spirit is peace (Gal. 5:22–23). Jesus concluded His words to them with the promise of peace for everyday living: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). For now and forever, His great gift of peace carries us through all the seasons of life. 

How do you see Jesus’s peace present in your life today?

This morning,  I see Jesus’ peace in knowing that He is already supplying all of my needs even though I am not working outside of the home in some establishment. I try my best to seek Him first so that it would be unto me as is said in Matthew 6:33. I desire for my loved ones to do the same and find the benefits in seeking God first.

Have you made the choice to seek God first? This is something we have to chose to do everyday. Choose God first or our own desires first. Choosing my own desire first does not make much sense to me because God can give me the desires of my heart when I delight in Him.

But first and most importantly seek (aim at, strive after) His kingdom and His righteousness [His way of doing and being right–the attitude and character of God], and all these things will be given to you also.

MATTHEW 6:33 AMP

Delight yourself in the Lord , And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart.

PSALM 37:4 AMP 

“I have told you these things while I am still with you.  But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor–Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you.   Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]  You heard Me tell you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming back to you.’ If you [really] loved Me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going [back] to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.  I have told you now before it happens, so that when it does take place, you may believe and have faith [in Me].  I will not speak with you much longer, for the ruler of the world (Satan) is coming. And he has no claim on Me [no power over Me nor anything that he can use against Me];  but so that the world may know [without any doubt] that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father has commanded Me [and act in full agreement with Him]. Get up, let us go from here.

JOHN 14:25‭-‬31 AMP

“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.  Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said,  ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I. “And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe.  I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.  But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father gave Me commandment, so I do. Arise, let us go from here.
John 14:25‭-‬31 NKJV 



Morning Text Message

“•You are the blessed of the Lord. All your needs and desires are abundantly and unlimtedly supplied with the inexhaustible provisions and riches of God in Christ Jesus.
•In your relationship with Christ you are loved, thought of, cared for, prayed for and you are protected. In John Ch-17 and Romans 8:26, 27 & 34 Jesus and the Holy Spirit are still praying for us.
•Allow the peace of God to rule your heart, His wisdom to rule your mind and know that our God is also our source of comfort, Joy and strength.
Numbers 6:24-26
24 The LORD bless you, and keep you:
25 The LORD make his face shine upon you, and be gracious unto you:
26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
+++Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!”
-Bro. A. Rose

Within

Sitting in a place with an open window
The birds singing and the sun shining
It would be peaceful to sit there

But what matters
Is having peace within

Peace within
Does not change
When grey storm clouds roll in

Peace within
Does not vanish away
When the light of the sun is hidden

Peace within
Is not rattled
When rain begins to pour

That is when peace within is no longer determined by circumstance
But by the One who is within
And with us daily

God, the Father
Jesus
And Holy Spirit

Goal: Have peace and joy regardless of the outer circumstance because God said He will never leave or forsake His children.