Tuesday, December 14, 2010

God's Peace

As i was reading an online devotional today (My Utmost for His Highest), I was reminded of God's peace.

When i was in college, I was a part of the christian group Victory Christian Fellowship. There was a time when I was invited to a prophetic presbytery. When it was my turn to be prophesied to, the man told me:

"oh i can feel the joy of the Lord in you. there is so much peace in you. you have troubles but because of the joy of the lord, you are able to overlook these problems."

Today I was reminded of this joy of the lord. Ever since i opened the store, my wake up time is 4am and i will be working until 11pm. At first i was complaining and literally having severe headaches and body pain. but after a month, somehow i got used to it. im still having hard time getting up early and going to the wet market. at 8pm, i am very exhausted.

but despite of all these, i am happy. i have peace. and i believe, this is the joy of the lord residing in me.

god's word never gave us an assurance of a trial free life. but the best part is, He gave us the assurance of never abandoning us. Last sunday as i went to mass, the choir sung the song YOU ARE NEAR.

"Yahweh I know you are near, standing always at my side, you guard me from the foe, and you lead me, in ways everlasting..."

i cried. i just felt that god was there and telling me that i am at the center of his will. and the best part is, he is telling me that he will always be near me. no matter what.

i just hope and pray that you will also find the peace and the joy of the lord in you. we may all be preoccupied with so much responsibilities, but at the center of our system, peace reigns.

God bless you.

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