We can bring God pleasure when we don’t limit ourselves to simply carrying out our task but also invest love, concern, attention, and diligence. When we apply God’s principles in our lives, we allow God’s grace to be revealed in and through us. And all over this world, there will be extra smiles; kind words; and unexpected joy, hope, and encouragement.
When we are dealing with worry, anger, impatience, or other signs of anxiety, Christ offers us a sense of peace that can transcend whatever challenge we face. When troubles or situations arise that threaten our peace, we can rely on the strength of our relationship with God by calling on God in prayer and choosing to accept God’s peace in place of our anxiety. Remembering Christ’s words in John 14 and applying them in our lives help us to practice our faith when troubles come or when we feel impatient.
Dear God of peace, help us to sense your presence at all times and to seek your peace. Amen.
First time reading the Upper Room in awhile and the first devotion I come across is something I really needed. Man, He really does work in mysterious ways.
Makes me want to go to the WIzarding World of Harry Potter again. Haha
I should really be studying right now too. Haha. So much for that.
So today I ran a good three miles straight. It was the longest distance I’ve ever ran in my life (I know, this might be short to some of you. Haha). For the first time this week I wasn’t stressed. For those 40 mins that I was running everything that was stressing me out went out the window. I just put my iPod on some Shai Linne and cleared my mind. I never realized how stress relieving a run could be. I just kept my legs moving and before I knew it I ran the most I’ve ever ran in my life. I think I’m gonna make this a routine. Just to get away from the daily routine of life and just have my own personal time to not think about anything.
Anyone wanna run with me? Haha