bible study · Fruit of the Spirit

My peace I give to you

We are bombarded daily by the news that takes away the quiet. We are challenged to live a dignified life in a world of inequalities and very cruel. Not to mention that our minds fall into the blow of activism and when we realise we are stressed, tired, depressed and the symptoms lead us to worse things.

The bible mentions a peace that transcends all understanding. John 14:27 ” Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

What peace is this?
We are born at war. A nature that it is against God. Yes, I have to use the expression you don’t want to read, a sinful nature. Our heart’s desire is to be separated from Him.
But God wants us back and He has his way. He sends us the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6), Jesus goal in coming to earth was more than simply ceases the hostilities. He came to bring about a FULL and ABIDING relationship o restoration and love. The cost of this peace was his Life. (Isaiah 53:5).

Only God can lead us to want peace with Him. The Holy Spirit lead us to want Jesus and his message that it is the message of grace. Once the Spirit draw us, we believe in Jesus and the peace comes. (Rom 5:1) “Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace in God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

The fruit of the Spirit includes a peace that goes beyond the salvation.

It is a sweet relationship.

He called us to His presence (Ephesians 2:11-18)
Called to be confident in that presence (Hebrews 4:16)
We are His friends. (John 15:15)
“The Steadfast of mind you will keep in perfect peace because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3

Phillipians 4:4-7 – Believers are to be “anxious for nothing” for God promisses to “guard your hearts and minds”, it is a peace “wich transcends all understanding”; that is, to the wordly mind, such peace is incomprehensible.

It is the source is the Holy Spirit of God, whom the world neither sees nor knows. (John 14:17)

The Spirit-filled Christian has a peace that is abundant, available in every situation, and unlike anything that the world has to offer. (John 14:27)

I want to finish today with the word in the book of 2 Tessalonians 3:16  “Now may the Lord of peace himself gives you peace at all times in every way.”

Luci

1 samuel · bible · faith

Shall I go?

1 Samuel 23:2 ” he inquired of the Lord”

It is so good to see a great leader asking God for guidance, David was seeking to God’s will in every step, more important than attack the Philistines is to make sure he is doing God’s will.  

May God be always in our decisions. That we never forget to ask Him what we should do, big steps or small steps, He must be the Leader, the guidance, and we shall ever obey his commands.

God help us to remember to asking you for directions in every single decision of our life.Be you the king, and reign forever in me.

It is going to be a GOD day.

Luci

 

 

1 samuel · bible

Every Step I move

1 Samuel 23:2 he inquired of the Lord, saying, “Shall I go and attack these philistines?”

David asked God what should he do.

We say God guide my steps or we declare that We will serve the Lord but daily all this brave and insurance that God is the Almighty One fall apart and we even not include Him on our decisions. Once a pastor told me if you can’t rest and trust in God on the small things how could you do the big things?

We should live total dependent on God. He should be ON our every single little step.
I pray that we take the decision today to include God on our daily battles, with a joyful heart knowing that God has always the better way. “not my will but yours be done.”Luke 22:42

Today is going to be a GOD day!

Luci

 

1 samuel · bible · faith

make good out of bad

1 Samuel 22

David obeyed God and went to Judah. The priests of that place were all killed by King Saul.

The life with God it is not always with good moments (on earthly perspective), there is grieving but God can make out of bad, good things. Let the word of God be our truth as is written in Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Have a wonderful day,

1 samuel · bible · help

Love is …

help-others

1 Samuel 21:6 “So the priest give to him the consecrated bread, since there is no bread except the bread of the Presence.”

Saul was trying to kill David.
David was going place to place and they need to eat. They were in need and David as a good leader took the initiative to ask for help. The priest helped the rule of that time wasn’t bigger than the urgency to help people and the priest gave the bread to David and his soldiers to eat.

We need to be ready o help those in need. We are not called to judge but to love. To love our neighbour not judging their acts but because it is God’s command.
We all sins in various ways, but love covers a multitude of sins as Jesus said. And Jesus is love. Never let the rules prevent us from loving, serving and helping a neighbour.

What a challenge! God please help us.

 

1 samuel · bible · friendship

Best Friend Forever

As we are reading chapter by chapter of the Book of 1 Samuel I am getting so many insights and has refreshed my soul with hopes and true that only He can give to us. As I read His words, more his love, plan and compassion on has unfolded.
Let’s jump into 1 Samuel Chapter 18

friends forever1 Sam 18:1 “After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.” 

What a gift! God gave to David a friend.

Living so far from my home country I found myself many times longing for a true friendship. It has been a constantly prayer as God direct me towards amazing women, who love God, love me, accept me, push me to the better, forgive me and shapen me. Also my deep disare is to be that kind a friend as well. That with God’s guidance and in love I can be that kind of friend.
I pray that God will overflow my cup with love for those amazing women He put on my path and by his grace I could be an instrument of blessing and growing on their lives.

It is so good to have our Lord Jesus as our bet friend!

Have a good, good day!

🙂

1 samuel

To obey is better than sacrifice

1 Samuel 15:22 “To obey is better than sacrifice”

Saul takes on his hands the duty of the sacrifice from Samuel, He thought if I am the king I can do anything. and God sent a message to Saul: is better obey than sacrifice, and because of your disobedience you will no longer be The king of my people.

Have you ever had the feeling of knowing so well something that there is no need of wait for so long? It is like press the button and fast forward after all you saw for so many times. Impatience.

I learn with this chapter that when you are secure; when you are confident with your own skills, well capable,  is when you can make the most dangers choices. May God remind us all that: To obeys is better than sacrifice!

Have a good day!

Luci