Are you at a point in your life where you are desperately searching on how to find inner peace? No matter which way you turn you are overwhelmed with emotional turmoil. My friend, it is only when you are at peace and total rest knowing that Jesus goes before you and makes your crooked places straight, you activate your faith and good things begin to happen to you. It’s then and only then you will find true lasting inner peace. Remember no matter how bad things are, the risen Jesus (the Holy Spirit) is in the midst of your problems. Just invite Him into your life and see how quickly things change for you.
How To Find Inner Peace – God Is Waiting For You
Remember God is waiting for YOU to make Him part of your life, not the other way
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around. He gives your total free will to decide this is what you want and will not interfere. It’s up to you so take a leap of faith now and change your life forever and have a total lasting inner peace and rest.
In John 20:19-20 the Apostles gathered in a room with the doors locked (not yet knowing Christ rose from the dead) in fear of the Jews. Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” (Shalom). When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
How To Find Inner Peace – Trusting and Resting In Jesus
How To Find Inner Peace Within
The Disciples went from utter fear to joy in an instant when they saw Jesus. The same can happen to you when you change your focus on whatever troubles you and turn toward Him. Reject negative thoughts and meditate and dwell on God’s love for you.Cast all your fears, worries, anxieties and all that may trouble you on Him. Find your inner peace and rest knowing there is nothing too big for God…nothing!
Consider this your first step in the journey of know Jesus. To learn more of the heart of the
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Our God is so loving, so merciful, so faithful. Even when we become too discouraged to believe, God does not forget what He promised you. The true God can not make a promise to you and not follow through on it. Never, ever!
“Then God remembered Rachel; he listened to her and enabled her to conceive.” (Genesis 30:22, NIV)
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Do you feel discouraged today? Is your life not what you envisioned or planned it to be? Have you prayed, believed and worked hard, and things did not worked out as planned?
Are You Entering “Never-Land”
Now you’re probably thinking, “I’m never going to be happy again. I’ll never be married. I’ll never accomplish my dreams”, I’ll never get a promotion” ….
Remember today, not only does God remember you, He remembers the promise He placed within you. And God would not place a desire in your heart if He was not going to let the desire come to pass. It takes patience (faith) on your part and in His time will make your dream a reality.
“Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4 NKJV
He knows what He’s destined you to do. You may have already said, “Forget it; it’s never going to happen.” The good news is that you don’t have the final say. God has the final say, and He says, “What I started in your life, I’m going to finish.” That dream you gave up on, God didn’t give up on. He remembers you, and He is with you, leading you and guiding you to the place of victory.
I produced a video to the classic song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel. It reminds me of how God is in the midst of your life and how deep His love is for us. The songs always lifts my spirits-Enjoy and experience the love and presence of God in your life!
A Pastor friend of mine who has performed hundreds of wedding ceremonies, places one condition on the engaged couples before agreeing to marry them. The condition is that they give him the satisfactory answer to one very simple question. In the Pastor’s mind, there was only one correct answer to this question. So what is the recipe for a happy marriage? He would ask them each to answer the question individually, and if at least one of them
answered correctly, he would marry them. If both of them gave the wrong answer, he would not marry them without them agreeing to first have several marriage counseling sessions with him
The question he wanted them to answer was this, “Why do you want to marry this other person?”. The knee jerk response to this question by the larger percentage of couples was the same. “Because I love him (or her).” If they gave this answer, the Pastor would not agree to marry them without several counseling sessions.
One day, when my curiosity got the better of me, I asked him why he would not accept this as a valid answer for wanting to get married. After all, they were telling him that they wanted to get married because they loved each other. What could be wrong with that? My Pastor friend answered my question with a question.
“What is the current divorce rate?” he asked. “The last I heard it was somewhere between 50 and 60 percent.” I replied.
“And out of that 50 to 60 percent, how many of them do you think got married because they “loved each other”? He asked.
I thought about it for a few seconds, then replied, “Most of them, I would think.” “Exactly! he replied. That was all he said. I thought about it for a few seconds, and then his point hit me. Loving the other person was not enough to keep 50 percent of all married couples together for life. So what is the recipe for a happy marriage then, I thought. The truth is, that when most young couples said they want to marry the other person, because “they loved each other”, what they really meant was, “I want to marry this other person because they make me happy by fulfilling many of my needs.”
The inherent problem with “falling in love” with somebody because they fulfill your needs, is what happens if or when, for whatever reason, they stop fulfilling your needs. Not surprisingly, when one of the parties in a marriage stops fulfilling the needs of the other, they often look elsewhere to get their “needs” fulfilled.
A marriage based on either party swearing to stay in the relationship “until death do them part” cannot be based on loving the other person because they fulfill some or even all of the other person’s needs. Though the world considers this the norm, not only is in not normal, it doesn’t even begin to qualify as true love, which is why it doesn’t work, and why the divorce rate, even among Christians is greater than fifty percent.
3 Ways To Have A Happy Marriage – Our Recipe For A Happy Marriage
1. What Is True Love?
The first of the three ways to have a happy marriage is to understand what true love actually consists of. For starters, true love is unconditional. It has nothing to do with your needs or the other person’s needs being met, although the main byproduct of true love does result in this. Thus, the first imperative necessity in having a happy and successful marriage means making a conscious decision to desire the well being of the other person above your own. It means being willing to dedicate yourself to doing all that is necessary to nurture, protect, and see to the well being of the other person no matter what the cost to you.
2. Put Your Ego On Hold
The second ingredient in having a happy marriage is like the first. Instead of thinking about what the other person can do to please you and make you happy, you must do just the opposite. Every day is a new day and a new opportunity to think about what you can do today to make the other person know that you place their well being above your own. Anybody can say “I love you”. Talk is cheap.
In order to put your money where your mouth is, married couples must put there egos on hold, and always aim at doing what is right for the other person, regardless of what sacrifices are necessary to do it. If you do this, you will not have to say “I love you” to placate your mate, because over time, they will know by your actions that they are loved and cherished. This of course means employing something that most people know little about, which accounts for why the divorce rate is so high. It is a spiritual principle called “selflessness”. The Bible tells us how husbands and wives should treat each other, if they are to have a happy marriage.
“Husbands, love your wives and treat them with gentleness. (Colossians 3:18,19) Love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it. (Ephesians 5:24) For a man to love his wife is for him to love himself. A man never hates his own body, but he feeds it and looks after it; and that is the way Christ treats the Church, because it is his body—and we are its living parts. (Ephesians 5:28-31)
3. What About The Children?
The third element in a happy marriage involves the children. The greatest influence in the development of our children is how their father and mother treat each other. Their observation of the interaction between their parents, will be the greatest influencing factor in determining what kind of adults they will become. Particularly, the actions of the husband and father in the family will determine the long range outcome of who and what their children will become.
A friend of mine, who had gotten married several years before due to wanting to “do the right thing” after having premarital sex with his girlfriend and getting her pregnant, confided in me that he was not happy in his marriage, because he felt as if he was “tricked” into marrying her, and that he believed that she got pregnant on purpose to force him to marry her. By this time, he had two children with her, both under the age of seven. It was apparent to me, that my friend was contemplating leaving his wife.
“Do you love your children?” I asked him. “Of course!” was his reply. “Do you love them enough to die for them?” I asked. “He looked at me as if to say, “What a dumb question.” “In a heartbeat!” was his reply.
“If you had it within your power to give them the greatest gift that you could possibly ever give them in this life, would you?” I asked. “Certainly!” was his reply.
“And if I were to tell you what that gift was, and if I could convince you that it was in fact the greatest gift you could ever give them, would you do it, no matter what the cost?” I asked. “Yes!” he answered, with a hint of impatience. “So what is it?” he asked.
“The greatest gift you could ever give your children is to love their mother!” was my reply. He stared at me in silence for several moments as tears welled up in his eyes, than put his head down, and just stared at the floor. That was fifteen years ago. My friend and his wife are still happily married to this day. My friend turned out to be a wise man. True story.
God has His eyes on you. And nothing can separate us from the love of God. Long before he laid down the foundations of the Earth, He had YOU in mind. And of all the wondrous things to come forth from His hands, of all the things He created everywhere, you were the focus of His love. Before the world was even created, He decided to adopt you into His family through Jesus Christ. Though sin entered the world by way of our first parents disobeying God, He never stopped loving you, and never changed His eternal plans for the human race. While God would have preferred to take us into forever with Him by our choosing the path of
obedience to the laws that He put into place to secure and uphold our existence forever, He did not abandon His plans for us when sin entered the world and the human race appeared to be forever lost.
In response to the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, God did not abandon His plan for us. Instead, He did the unthinkable. He sent His Son, through Whom all things were created, to die in our place. Jesus came to Earth so that though Him, God’s plan to adopt us into His family could go forth as planned. God’s plan is still in play. Soon, the world as we know it will end, and we will enter a new age. An age where God’s plan for us will come to fruition. God wants you to be there. His love for you has never changed. But you must want the same future for yourself that God wants for you. You can begin by going to God in prayer, and telling Him that you want His plan for your future to be fulfilled. Jesus said, “All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.” (John 6:37 NIV)