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The Genuine Sense of Peace - Sunday's Dose - 13th August 2017

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“The God of peace will be with you” - (Philippians 4:9).

Thoughts for Today

Martha and Mary were sisters, and they both loved and wanted to please the Lord. However, they were very different in their actions. Martha was preoccupied with cooking and housecleaning, while Mary sought to spend time with Jesus. The Bible tells us that she sat at His feet, listening to all He said.

We need to be aware of the danger of anything that crowds the Lord out of our lives. Jesus chided Martha:

You are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her, (Luke 10:41-42).

In the end, the only thing that matters or has meaning is God’s Word in our lives. Martha was anxious about things that pertain to this life. She did not have a genuine sense of peace—one that comes as a result of spending time with the Savior.

Anxiety is the result of preoccupation with the things in life that do not have eternal value. It is a signal that we are seeking to derive security or peace from something other than the Lord.

C.S. Lewis writes: “God designed the human machine to run on Himself. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about Him.”

We may be sincerely doing what we think will please the Lord—but all the while, we may be stressing over unnecessary events, feelings and emotions. Like Martha, we need to recognize what is important. When God is the center of our lives, our priorities will be focused on Him, and then He will fill us with His peace, assurance and hope.

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, 

Pour Your peace into my heart and mind as I release the cares of this world and focus on You. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen."

Have a Blessed Sunday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team

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