peace can be found in unlikely places.
Even in the darkest storms peace can be found by those who seek it. When turmoil and tension tear at your heart, pray for peace and most often you’ll find peace in prayer. Of course there is no need to wait for a storm, pray for peace right now.
Excerpt from All Devotion.
As the world creates a buzz over the birth of the new royal baby, well-wishers and a host of media personnel gathered at the door of the St. Mary’s Hospital in London on Tuesday to catch its first glimpse of the royal baby.
The royal baby, unbeknownst to him is the third in line to be the future King of England. Life chances can thrust a person into certain hierarchy of fame and fortune. The royal baby had no idea he would be born into this position of power. It just happened by life chances. Just like the royal baby had no control over who he’s born to, so did you.
Just take a moment and imagine yourself being born as a royal priesthood. Ask yourself the question, am I really a royal priesthood?
If you do not know the answer to that question, let me just help you out a bit. The answer is yes, you’re indeed a royal priesthood!
You were created by a King and born as a royal priesthood with a purpose in mind. This King has taken you out of darkness and into His marvelous light, by sending His son Jesus into this world to die for your sins, so you can operate in the realm of your royalty. The Scripture states, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light (1 Peter 2:9 KJV).”
In light of this, you have a responsibility to find out what’s your purpose on this earth, and if you’re operating in the realm of your royalty.
I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day;
I had so much to accomplish, I didn’t have time to pray.
Problems just tumbled about me and grew heavier with each task;
Why doesn’t God help me, I wondered; He answered, “You didn’t ask.”
I wanted to see joy and beauty, but the day toiled on, gray and bleak;
I wondered why God didn’t show me – He said, “But you didn’t seek.”
I tried to come into God’s presence; I used all my keys at the lock;
God gently and lovingly chided, “My child, you didn’t knock.”
I woke up early this morning and paused before entering the day;
I had so much to accomplish that I had to take time to pray.
Author: Grace L. Naessens
“The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.” Psalm 34:19 (NIV)
I have a dear friend whose husband didn’t want to be married anymore. Sure, she knew there were problems in their relationship, but this devastating news blindsided her. We prayed together. She sought counseling and even invited her husband along. Still, no matter her attempts to save her marriage, it was falling apart.
I’ve never seen her so helpless, so troubled, so lost. She was hanging on by a thread. I understand the darkness she was in and know the weakness and heart-wrenching pain because I’ve been there. Most of us have experienced terrible news that took us by surprise and left us hanging on by a thread.
Perhaps you’re there now. You may be experiencing a broken relationship. Maybe you need to be saved from some addiction or financial trouble. Whatever the case, you feel alone, scared and weak. Your situation is hard, wrenching and painful. You’re losing your grip on faith.
I could tell that my friend was losing her grip on her spiritual foundation. In her deep despair, all she had was a thread of hope to hang on to. What was that hope? It is the promise of God found in Psalm 34:19, “The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.”
Excerpt from Proverbs 31 Ministries (Author – Micca Campbell)
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18 KJV).
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