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Monday Musings–Flowing Peace

Our pastor is going through the Commands of Christ.  I am wishing he might have taken one month per command vs. one week!  There is so much there to glean!


Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”


The command for this week is Seek God’s Kingdom.  One thing Pastor said was “We wear ourselves out trying to get things He’s already promised!”


I could definitely relate!  How often do we not truly believe our loving Abba-Father wants to give us “all these things”, so we work, manipulate, figure, worry…..


There are two plans (from my sermon notes):


Plan A: “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in Christ Jesus.”

Plan B:  Worry yourself sick about it all!


In Matthew 6:25-34 He says four times to “take no thought”, which means to not be anxious (Philippians 4:6).   When God repeats Himself, it’s important!


We can worry and get ulcers, or we can pray and get PEACE!


This morning in my quiet time, Psalm 122:2 got my full atttention:


“Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.”


It was one of those “God Chaser” moments!


After looking up some words, and then the root of those words (I call these “Divine Bunny Trails”!), then combining all that with words from When I Survey (one of our Easter Cantata songs that has been on my mind a lot lately),


See from His head, His hands, His feet,

Sorrow and love flow mingled down;

Did ever such love and sorrow meet

Or thorns compose so rich a crown.


I came up with a new way of thinking about Psalm 122:2.


Our feet, our paths, shall stand–abide, tarry, remain–within thy gates–opening–O Jerusalem–O Peace, O Flowing Peace.


Sorrow and Love flow mingled down…


I realized that by coming to the Cross,  abiding and staying close to His side, His blood covers ALL my sin, redeems me, and His Peace flows to me!


My other Scripture readings and my reading for today in Jesus Calling spoke of peace as well!  His peace!


Hallelujah! What a Savior!




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