peace in the midst of chaos

Life has changed over the years. People no longer seem to have the kind of days where everyone’s at home, living their lives carefree with nowhere they have to be, no schedules to keep. At least that’s the way it is in my world.

This busy life teaches me things though. I am learning to live in peace in the midst of chaos. I’m using that word rather freely. My life really isn’t chaotic. It’s just busy. Full of love and children … grandchildren … I love it, and it wears me out too.

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If I guess right, your life is as busy, if not busier than mine. And, if that’s true, you need peace as much, if not more than I do. Peace doesn’t come easy, but it does come. We all have our ways at getting to that place of peace in our lives. My way is not my way, but God’s. It’s been 40 years since I gave my heart to Jesus and He has been teaching me to live a life of peace in the midst of whatever is going on around me. I fail and I succeed … peace in every situation is my goal.

_MG_6379-1His word gives me peace. I don’t pick my Bible up to read every time I feel on edge or like everything is just too much, but His word feeds me. The times I’ve spent in His word gives nourishment to my soul, just like the food I eat nourishes my physical body.

God calls us to peace and says in fact that He will be our peace.

In addition to reading His word, I talk to Him. When I’m stressed or upset … He calms me. When I’m hurting or sad … He comforts me. When I’m lonely … well, I don’t know that I really get lonely … but He is always there for me.

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I don’t know where you are in your life, but when you’re in that place where you need peace my encouragement is to go to Him. He wants to be your peace too.

Carolyn

 

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practicing his presence

Jesus wants to take you to deeper places with Him. Places you’ve never been. In the busy places we are in our lives, we don’t always want to take that time to stop, sit and listen. I’d like to encourage you to consider practicing His presence.

What would you want as you sit in the presence of Him? Continue reading “practicing his presence”

soul food

Tea is in order for this lovely day … I suppose it’s something for every day! So, a cup of tea and something for the soul … can’t do without the Word of God … it sustains me … revives me …

What is your help? What is it you go to to be revived and sustained? It’s been 30 years since I came to know Jesus … He saved me from some pretty crazy things. One day I’ll share my testimony here. It’s a powerful one!  So, the only way I made it through those first days, weeks, months was to be reading the Bible. I read it constantly during my waking hours those first months. Back then I only had my physical Bible … which I love! Now I use an app in addition to the book I can carry around. Continue reading “soul food”