Wednesday, July 1, 2015

3 Amigas

Karen, Wendy, and I meet for lunch most Wednesdays for an hour of conversation, laughs, and a book discussion. Currently, we are reading Searching for and Maintaining Peace - A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart by Father Jacques Phillipe. It is an excellent book so far.

As I grow older, the peace of the Lord becomes more and more important to me. Life brings constant change. Change can be good, but it can also be horrendous. God does not change, He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. An important key to peace is abiding (Merriam-Webster defines abide as to stay or live somewhere, to remain or continue) in the Lord.

Ladies pray, stay in the Word, and keep your eyes on Him. The Bible tells us:

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; I do not give it to you as the world does. Do not let your hearts be distressed or lacking in courage.

Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

And to all these virtues add love, which is the perfect bond. Let the peace of Christ be in control in your heart (for you were in fact called as one body to this peace), and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and exhorting one another with all wisdom, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, all with grace in your hearts to God.

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