Archive | March 2014

Revelation 4:1 ” After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in Heaven. And a voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, ‘Come up here…’ ”

The Lord is always calling us higher. His voice brings light to mysteries and clarity to confusion. Consider where you were with the Lord a year ago…have you gone higher with Him? Or are you stuck in the same spot? The Lord would say to you…Come up here.

Isaiah 55:12 ” You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace.”

The reassuring feeling of knowing that everything is alright is almost palpable. It’s hard to explain, but easy to recognize…that sense of deep abiding security, safe in the palm of your Heavenly Father. I’ve heard it said that the very safest place to be is in the center of God’s Will. To know that peace, is to know Him…to know Him starts by saying Yes to His son, Jesus.

Ephesians 2:14 ” For He Himself is our peace…”

This promise that is Jesus, is that in Him, and by Him, and through Him we have freedom from anxiety and fear. He is the very Gospel of Peace that He spoke of to the multitudes. As He told us in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you.” Accept today this peace He offers you… and not only receive it, but then walk in it’s freedom.

Proverbs 17:24 ” A discerning man keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.”

Keeping your nose to the grindstone is an old saying with a lot of truth to it. By keeping focused on the job at hand, and not allowing your eyes to be taken off course, you will succeed. It’s when our eyes wander, that we get into trouble…for it’s then that we tend to chase after unattainable fantasies.

Psalm 52 :3 “…falsehood rather than speaking the truth.”

Masks…we wear them all the time. They hide the pain, fear, and anxiety in all our lives. By putting up this fa├žade of “everything’s just great in my life”, we can cope around friends, family, and the Church. When we put up a good front for others, we hope we won’t be judged as weak, or unspiritual. But this mask of falsehood is not only us lying to others…but us lying to ourselves also. No one is perfect…no one can live a perfect life…no one that is but Jesus. And Jesus Christ came to get rid of the old Covenant of Laws and unattainable regulations…that we might be free. Free to take off those masks.