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Pass the Peace Please

Peace. That sense of calm that all is well. It will work out. We are good. All is well.

What would happen in we would pass that on? Not our attitudes, not our pride, not our thoughts – but our peace.

What would the world look like then?

God gave us peace – His peace. Peace that surpasses all understanding.

What if we shared that with our fellow man and woman?

 “When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ If someone who promotes peace is there, your peace will rest on them; if not, it will return to you. – Luke 10:5-6 

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What to do with Peace

OK, so we have made it through the trial. We have been in the fire of affliction and have come out and we didn’t even smell like smoke.  Then comes the peace.  Peace that started when we were in the furnace.  Peace that makes absolutely no sense.  Just knowing that God was with us in that furnace and we were not alone made all the difference.  We surrendered to His will and His way in the furnace – or in the desert – or in the pit – or at the end of the land with an ocean in front of us.  Hallelujah – we made it.  But now what?

Have you ever felt this way?  I think I am so used to chaos and things going wrong that I have to admit – peace is a bit unnerving. It is so quiet!  Now I am not complaining – I rather like it quiet.  I have given myself permission to move out of the past and into my promised land and it’s rather exciting.  There is a world of opportunities awaiting us and I’m not really sure what to do next.  Lead us Lord – don’t stop now!

God’s Word for You:

Peace and Hope

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.  And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:-8 NIV)

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Phillipians 4:4-9 NIV)

My Prayer for You:

Dear Lord,

Thank you – for meeting us in the fire of affliction and leading us out.  Thank you that just by Your presence things change.  Thank you for this new peace – we know it is a gift from you. Let us relax and just relish it – as you are still right here with us.  Thank you, that for today, we can just ‘be’ here with You.

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Peace Quilted

Peace – we all want it.  But what is it?

Full Definition of PEACE

1:  a state of tranquillity or quiet: as

:  freedom from civil disturbance
:  a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom <a breach of the peace>

2:  freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions

3:  harmony in personal relations

4   a :  a state or period of mutual concord between governments

:  a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity

5—used interjectionally to ask for silence or calm or as a greeting or farewell

— at peace

:  in a state of concord or tranquillity

(“Peace.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2013.)

Yeah, that is one way to look at it.  But I believe there is more.  Peace is more than a state of harmony, more than a freedom from war.

I believe Peace is a Person – Jesus Christ.  

There can be NO PEACE without Him.

Peace quilt at WBUUC
Peace quilt at WBUUC (Photo credit: Pictures by Ann)

Peace Quilted

Copyright 2013 Diana Rasmussen
Unfold Your grace
Like my favorite quilt
Wrap me in mercy
As my life is rebuilt
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Stitch me together
With love as the thread
Squares of life’s journey
Joined end to end
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Bring warmth to my family
An heirloom passed down
Generation to generation
Peace quilted with down

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Latter Rain

Daily Prompt: Thank You

Today I wanted to thank all those who have stopped by at my little “corner” of the World here at Prayers and Promises.  I am grateful for your presence. And I love to read about you and how you we are all growing stronger every day.  Some of the battles have yet to be won – yet I believe together we can accomplish much – with God’s help and direction. Thank you for listening, I really do appreciate all of your support.  I cannot tell you how much it means to me to have someone that actually listens to what I have to say.

 You have helped me believe in myself again.

And the prayers you have prayed for me have been answered – I have such a peace today.  

Thank you!

 I pray God’s abundant peace and blessings to all of you, I love you all!

Diana

To help you relax today, I put this out at BandCamp.  You can listen for free, or buy too if you want to.  Thank you, for being there…

Let us know, Let us pursue the knowledge of the LORD.

His going forth is established as the morning;

He will come to us like the rain,

Like the latter and former rain to the earth. (Hosea 6:3)

LATTER RAIN features the best of Diana’s Instrumentals with music from all over the World!

Many of these songs have won TOP 10 Awards at Broadjam, Inc.

 

LATTER RAIN

(Available at BandCamp $7 USD)

LATTER RAIN TRACKS:

1. Latter Rain

2.  The Meadow

3.  Fireflies

4,  Miriam’s Dance

5. Faith

6. EarthSong

7. In The Beginning

8.  Latin Mix