Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Peace of Christ

Many of us don't get the one thing we want in our personal lives.  Some woman dream of a husband love, and doesn’t have it, some desire children and don't have them.  One of the greatest challenges in life is to accept the compensations God gives and, through Christ, live in faith and without envy, even when we don’t get what we desire most deeply.

When we don't get what we deeply desire, it's easy to only look at what we don't have and ignore the good things we do have.  Only Jesus Christ can help us rise above our need and desires and find joy and purpose in loving others.

The "average" woman today is called upon to balance career, church and community involvement with the changing needs of her family and friends.  Thankfully, on any given day, God promises to meet us where we are and never give us more than we can handle.

Revelations 22:13
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
John 4:13-14
Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
1 Timothy 6:6-8
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content w

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