God’s Peace Transcends All Understanding, 14Aug – #727

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God’s Peace Transcends All Understanding, 14Aug

“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.” (Philippians 4)

We cannot comprehend the Lord’s peace completely but we surely can experience it… we often ask for worldly things and experiences and yet Jesus is much better… Peace beyond understanding, is anything more valuable than that?… We are directed to ask (and it is achievable to receive) the highest level of peace by attempting to be the most humble and letting the Lord take over. Letting God take control. Yes, this is hard to give up loyalty to the world – to think that we have it all together – to think that our plans are better than His – yet He knows better when we don’t – GRACE is the gift to get us back on track – Grace gives us back to God. Jesus ransomed us so that we will return to peace…

Peace beyond understanding is better than the world…

I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold.

I’d rather have Jesus than riches untold. 

“You don’t have what you want because you don’t ask God for it.  And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure.” (James 4)

I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause. 

I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause.  

“They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.  Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.” (James 4)

He’s fairer than lilies of rarest bloom.

He’s sweeter than honey from out the comb.

It is only by the Spirit that we call out to the Spirit – Grace is looking for us so that we may continue to serve God. God’s love is immeasurable – His peace is beyond understanding. Grace is forgiveness.

Forgiveness is a way forward for God…

Forever is the journey and the destination…

Peace is God’s plan – for Him – for you – for Him.

Amen

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I’d Rather Have Jesus

George Beverly Shea  https://youtu.be/oHg-o2eGzM4

Selah

I’d rather have Jesus than silver or gold.

I’d rather be His than have riches untold.

I’d rather have Jesus than houses or land.

I’d rather be led by His nail-pierced hand.

 —

Than to be the king of a vast domain 

or be held in sins dread sway.

I’d rather have Jesus than anything

This world affords today.

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I’d rather have Jesus than men’s applause.

I’d rather be faithful to His dear cause.

I’d rather have Jesus than worldwide fame.

I’d rather be true to His holy name.

 —

Than to be the king of a vast domain 

or be held in sins dread sway.

I’d rather have Jesus than anything

This world affords today. 

 —

He’s fairer than lilies of rarest bloom.

He’s sweeter than honey from out the comb.

He’s all that my hungering spirit needs.

I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead, 

 —

Than to be the king of a vast domain or be held in sins dread sway.

I’d rather have Jesus than anything 

This world affords today.

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