I was reading from one of my favorite devotionals this morning, (Rooted and Blooming by Dalyn Weller) and today’s devotion was so in line with the whole idea of Peace Secured, that I wanted to share it with you.
A CERTAIN MAN
Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying
Now, first let me say, I am intrigued by this portion of scripture. The point
Sometimes I ask myself, Dalyn, do you really want to
Sometimes we get stuck. Jesus always offers to free us. He came to destroy the works of our enemy, 1 John 3:8b tells us. We have to trust Him and go where we don’t want to go occasionally,
ASK YOURSELF SOME HARD QUESTIONS. Do I want to be free of infirmities of soul, mind, and body?
MAYBE THE ANSWER IS, “No, I don’t really want to
Maybe there’s another reason. Be honest with yourself.
Arise, take up your bed, and walk, Jesus may
Written by Dalyn Weller
Shared with permission from Morning Mocha Press
After reading this devotion, I kept thinking about how, so many women out there, are longing for more peace in their lives. In fact, for many of us, living in peace and joy might look very different
But here’s the thing… change is scary isn’t it?
Almost all of us have some fear of the unknown. Our minds consider
Self-doubt (fear of failure) can make change seem quite threatening also. As can looking at change from a worldly perspective rather than a biblical perspective.
Sometimes, backwards as it seems, we are afraid of change because we fear success. We are afraid that if we become successful, people may expect more out of us.
Ladies, our fears of change can keep us from taking action towards real healing, real joy, and real peace. But we need to remember that true growth will mean change. That’s OK. Not only is it OK, but it’s exactly what the Lord wants for us.
Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So, we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
When we fix our eyes on Jesus and we trust His guidance, He is able to fill us with His peace regardless of our circumstances.
Dear woman, we are here on this earth to grow in our relationship with Christ. Yes, growth means change, but we need not fear any changes that bring us closer to the Lord. Those are the changes we should long for, that is the growth we should embrace.
Is there an area in your life where you are still sitting on your mat? Maybe there are things you know you should do or
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