Summer Prayer Time
Pastor Dan invites any who might be free, willing, and able to join him for prayer on Thursday mornings, from 8-9am. We'll be praying for the church, for the world, and for our lives. This week Jacob Ginter will be leading.
Summer thoughts to keep you on the journey: Seek the peace of God
I know in summer time we really don’t want to think about fear yet there are some right now struggling with this. Fear brings turmoil in our hearts and minds. When we’re filled with so much fear, we can’t think properly.
It seems everything that we do is subject to danger. We’re constantly stricken with the thought that things can go wrong. Thankfully, God left us His peace. Jesus said this: “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.”
Jesus gives us a reason why we shouldn’t be afraid. He gives us peace and this should ease our fear. But you might ask, how can peace extinguish fear in my heart?
The simple answer is that the two are contrary to each other. You can’t have both peace and fear at the same time. It is either you are peaceful or fearful. It can’t be both.
The peace that Jesus brings originates from Him. It is NOT something that you ordinarily get from the world. For most people, peace is the absence of conflict and war. But for God, peace is having an intimate and close relationship with Him. Peace is having God in your life. Peace comes from the assurance and belief that God is always in control. When you are filled with this type of peace, then you can cast away fear from your heart no matter the wave or whatever else is going on. Get the peace of God!
In His grip,