I was thinking about our life and the way things are now and was in deep thought when someone texted me and asked how my day had been, I gave a short description of my day and waited for their answer, the comment back was that they had enjoyed “a peaceful time with family, food and relaxation.” I answered… “as adventurous as I used to be I find that now I enjoy a more peaceful, shoeless afternoon”, then he said it: “Sometimes the familiar is just what we need. Both (the peaceful and the adventurous) have a place, but the more peace, inner peace, I get the less (of other things) I need to be looking for.”
I sat back and looked at my computer screen as if I had just seen an egg hatch, that was it.
While we are so busy looking for entertainment and something to do because we are bored* we miss so much, like the bunnies that play in my yard, or the hawks that race around in my trees looking for food, the Rose of Sharon that is blooming outside my windows, or the snoring of an old dog peacefully asleep after barking way too much! With our spiritual self we cannot afford to get bored and start looking for something new, that could get us into real trouble. We need to stick with the Words found in the Bible between the books of Genesis and the Revelation. Other people’s ideas are just that, ideas. I will listen to anything you have to say if you feel it is from God, but if it doesn’t line up with the Word, I don’t receive it into my spirit, and neither should you. People can come up with weird doctrines, and as I have said before, we don’t want to “drink the Kool-aid” for anyone!
I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, that he was born of the virgin Mary, by the Holy Spirit.
I believe that he was crucified as an atonement for my sins, that he suffered and died for my sins, that he was buried in a tomb and then rose again on the third day.
I believe that He went up into the clouds to be with the Father until His return “in like manner“! I know He answers prayer and that there is nothing that is impossible with Him!
Now I am comfortable with that, it is the truth found within the confines of the Word!
The scripture came to my mind from Jeremiah 6:16-17 God’s Message yet again: “Go stand at the crossroads and look around. Ask for directions to the old road, The tried-and-true road. Then take it. Discover the right route for your souls. But they said, ‘Nothing doing. We aren’t going that way. ‘I even provided watchmen for them to warn them, to set off the alarm. But the people said, ‘It’s a false alarm. It doesn’t concern us.’
When you have the alarm set, you can relax, knowing that if an intruder tries to come in, it will sound!
Now let’s get comfortable, kick off your shoes, settle down, get some comfort food and know that you are protected!
Psalm 91:11-12 Evil can’t get close to you, harm can’t get through the door. He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go. If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling.
That’s the way you can have peace, inner peace!
*Bored is a word I would like to never have to hear again!