INNER PEACE


Our house can become pretty chaotic on Monday mornings.  The dread of ‘getting back to the mundane’ looms over everyone.  Mom would rather stay in bed for a bit longer…but it’s time to get up, let the dog out, and make breakfast and lunches; …Dad doesn’t want to get up at 4:30 just to go to work!  And, most children surely do not want to get up and go to school!  The care-free time of week-ends seem so short, and the work-week never ends!  Hence the phrase: TGIF!!!!

Sometimes, all the troubles of life begin to take their toll, and all we see is what we’ve lost.  We begin to wonder…”Why should I even go on?  What will it really accomplish?”  Some conflicts come from our own making due to our bad choices, but are none the less devastating.  Some things just happen because that’s life!

As I read over Pastor’s Sermon Notes from yesterday, I was especially struck by the last verse.  “…Return to me and I will return to you” says the Lord Almighty. -Malachi 3:7

Jesus promised us His peace IF we follow Him and keep our mind on Him.

Sometimes, we let the worries of this world get the best of us; sometimes, it’s not the worries that get us, but the “wants” and the distractions the world has to offer.

Today is Monday…so I want to say to all of us, (including ME); …Whatever is “getting” YOU this morning…give it to Jesus!  He said in John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you.”  “…Return to ME…and I will return to you!…” Malachi 3:7

IF WE KEEP OUR MIND ON HIM, THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL KEEP OUR MIND AT PEACE!

By:  Anita Mondragon

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