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Having peace in the midst of our circumstances – 2 Thessalonians 3:16

by Jim Jamison

Godly peace has nothing to do with human beings or human circumstances. In fact, it cannot be produced on a human level at all. The peace that God gives is not subject to the changing winds of circumstances. It is an attitude of heart and mind when we believe, and thus know deep down that all is well between ourselves and God. Along with this thinking is the assurance that God is lovingly in control of everything. The reality is that we enter into the peace of God when we come to Him and ask for forgiveness of our sin. When we live outside that peace it is only because we do not rest in the reality of God’s presence in our lives, not because it not available to us because of our circumstances. Remember my friends, God is personally involved in our peace. That peace is an outworking of the Spirit of God in our lives (Galatians 5:22), So we know that the “Lord of peace HIMSELF . . . will grant you peace.” (emphasis mine). Rest in the comfort of the Holy Spirit as He rules in your mind and heart.… READ MORE

Remembering Who God is – Hebrews 12:3-4

by Jim Jamison

Remembering who God is and what He has done glorifies Him and strengthens our faith. Tho help us do that, we need to spend time in the Word of God. For it is God’s Word where we learn of Who God is and what He is capable of doing. Instead of worrying about problems we cannot solve, we can learn to rest in the power of Who our God is. God’s attributes are displayed in His works, If you have a problem facing you that you don’t know how to solve, remember what God has done in the past to bring about deliverance, and it will be a reminder to you of His ability to deliver you kin the present. We must understand that we cannot begin to know and understand th peace and joy of the Lord unless we first of all know the Lord of peace and joy. We must be willing to acknowledge all that He has and is doing for us, if we ever hope to gain the victory that is ours through Christ our Lord.… READ MORE

Looking to Jesus – Hebrews 12:2

by Jim Jamison

Jesus is the greatest example of faith who ever lived. As we struggle to stay on the path of faith, we need to “look to Jesus” as our example of staying the course. We must understand that having the right focus is essential to completing any goal successfully. The reason that Jesus is our examples is because he is the “author and finisher of our faith” This means that He is the architect and supreme example of our faith. Jesus provides a balance to those who might otherwise compare themselves to other believers and covet their faith or experiences. He lived His life, “for the joy that was set before Him” When you start thinking that it is too difficult to live the Chrisitan life, consider what is before you at the end of the “race” and it makes your choices easier to maintain, and your “pain in the running” worth the effort. The Christians joy is not relegated on to the future. A great part of our future will be devoted to joyfully praising God, and that is something we can begin doing now. Keep your eyes on the prize and you will find that the life of faith … READ MORE