Tuesday, June 6, 2017

FOLLOW PEACE by Nina Keegan

FOLLOW GOD'S PEACE.. God is always guiding us, every notion, every thought you ever have comes from one of two places... do not let your heart be hardened by not listening to your conscience… That still small voice( the Holy Spirit) that starts to bother you when you are off track! He is and always will be our voice of reason… His way will always be right even when we are kicking against the goads and our flesh wants to go in the exact opposite direction..
We must follow peace… PEACE that pure peace that surpasses all understanding ...God will make our way plain and simple… When we are right with God, when we are on the right track, we will know his sweetest and purest peace .....

When we are off-track there is NO peace… We are outside of the covering of the Lord… He steps back and lets us live out our free will… Disobedience has no peace!
Many times there is anxiety and a feeling of angst… And even through just self justification can we come up with a myriad of reasons to justify our wayward selves..
The flesh can come up with many reasons to justify disobedience.. The enemy knows the word, he is very slick and he can twist his words to fit our agendas… We must be so steadfast in our walk with Jesus that we are immovable, that we can immediately recognize
the carrot of the enemy being dangled in front of us… We must be vigilant and stand strong and again follow PEACE!

God always confirms his plan, spend time with the Lord and he will make the crooked places straight… We can make our plans but yes he's the one who orders our every step… Glory hallelujah we give God praise!

 God is our loving Father, God is never not with us trying to teach us and lead us. We should be ever mindful to obey and listen to him because that's where our peace and victory come from, When we obey the word and refuse to pay attention to what the world is offering… We can walk in the blessings of divine obedience.

Refusing to pay attention to God's commands invites punishment( self-inflicted) and threatens that peace and that righteousness that we have through him. It's  like we've stepped out of the covering and protection through our own free will and defiance.

The Scripture says in Isaiah 48:17
" I am the Lord your God who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the path that you should follow! Oh that you had listened to my commands, then you would've had peace flowing like a gentle river and righteousness rolling over you like the waves of the sea."

After 40 years in captivity the Israelites were finally shouting with joy as they crossed the Red Sea, free from slavery at last!
40 whole years of wilderness before they finally got it... 
why were they so defiant..? What are you doing that has you repeatedly trekking  around the wilderness while staring at the locked gates to the promised land..?

What is holding you captive, what is your besetting sin! Be free! The Lord has redeemed his servants from slavery to sin. When you let God free you from your captivity, you will also be shouting with joy! There is nothing like the peace and the freedom of walking in victory from strongholds. You too can be free from any addiction, any besetting sin... you can be free from fear, anxiety, depression, you can be an overcomer through the blood of the lamb and the word of your testimony.

Many people continuously cry out for the need of comfort and security and relief from the turmoil and discomfort they are going through but they haven't taken the first step which is to turn away from their sin, .. go back to your first place of disobedience repent and be made right with God… Renounce your behaviors and ask for forgiveness… God is waiting on us…
God is not pushy, we have free will and we must call on his name and turn our lives over to him..SURRENDER!  We must repent and turn it ALL over to God and trust him to take over. If you want true peace, seek God first, he's the one who can help you change your situation, he's the one who can bring you freedom from the enemy's stronghold!

The scripture continues to say and Isaiah 48:20 ( paraphrase) Yet even now be free from your captivity! The Lord has redeemed his servants.. they were not thirsty when he led them to the desert, he divided the rock and water gushed out for them to drink, "but there is no peace for the wicked!" says the Lord...

Isaiah 49:8
This is what the Lord says: " at just the right time I will respond to you on the day of salvation I will help you I will protect you and give you to the people as my covenant with them."

 God will bring you into the light..
He will bring you into freedom for you will no longer hunger and thirst or be searching for all the things to fill the void that only God can fill through his love, peace and mercy!
 God loves you with an everlasting love, he has your name written on the palms of his hands!

All glory to God!
 He will never leave you or forsake you ...let God do the impossible in your life because that's where He starts!

Call on the name of JESUS NOW...and be saved! Let God rescue you and pluck you out of harms way and set you down on solid ground which is the rock… Jesus our rock and our redeemer! 

John 14:27  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
John 20:19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Matthew 11:28-30  Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

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