Saturday, October 6, 2012

When Peace...

As the night rolls back and the sun's rising welcomes a new day, I stretch and thank God for His new mercies and unending compassion.

I seek Him in prayer as I lay myself and my day before Him and ask for His guidance, wisdom and blessings.  It all belongs to Him and He already knows how it all will turn out.
"Lord, let all I do this day bring you glory and honor.  May I do nothing that will bring shame to Your holy name.  Protect me from the tricks of the devil, lift me up above the pettiness of the human flesh.  Lord, I set my heart on You because You are my rest."

The peace of God floods my soul.  A tear of amazement inches down my cheek.  In these times of hurried living and unknown tomorrows, the God of all creation,(MY FRIEND), hears me.  No it is not the first time my heavenly Father has heard and answered a prayer of mine.  No way!!!  A few occasions come to mind, where my prayer was answered before I finished praying. 
Jeremiah 33:3, God is talking, "Call on me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty thing, which you don't know of."
Earlier in my days as a new believer, I wanted to see great and mighty things from God.  Why?  I guess because it was all so new to me and I remembered some of the examples from the bible. But now I find joy in simply knowing that Jehovah is near. 
A gentle breeze tells me the Holy Spirit is present.
The warmth of the sun reminds me of THE SON.
A chirping bird with it beautiful colors and intricate design gives praise to the Most High.

While men of science look under microscopes and spin test tubes filled with substances to explain life and how to combat certain diseases, and the explorers are racing to the far reaches of the known galaxy to find proof of life on other planets,  they neglect to search within themselves and 'see' that God has already given them the answers.  "Romans 1:19 "because what may be known of God is manifest (revealed) in them, for God has shown it to them."
When I started to read and study the word of God a 'certain richness' began to rise up from within those pages.  I found answers to questions from long ago, questions that I asked as a child and as an adult.  Even now, God answers me in ways that make me well-up inside. I will never understand God, but He is allowing me to understand what makes Him God, by revealing His nature and character to me. 
When peace fills me I know it is because God has imparted unto me something that others cannot explain away.