Today’s Devotional – March 6th (How To Find Perfect Peace!)

By admin On March 5th, 2014

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“Complete List of Daily Devotionals”

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Today’s Devotional – March 6th

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How To Find Perfect Peace!

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE IS AN EXCERPT FROM THE SIGNS OF HEAVEN ARTICLE… “Planet Of “Rest”-Finding “Rest Unto Your Soul” (Part 2, Perfect Peace)”

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“For to be carnally minded is death;

but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”

Romans 8:6

 

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NO JESUS, NO PEACE…

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KNOW JESUS…BUT STILL NO PEACE?

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Do you find that your life is filled with too much turmoil and struggling with sin?

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Too much confusion? Sadness too?

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Perhaps you’re one of those who has fits of anger.

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Or maybe you are given to worldliness, appetite, or bad behavior.

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Whatever our weaknesses are, there is one thing lacking.

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No, actually two things lacking:

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1. we don’t have perfect peace…and

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2. Our witness to others is damaged, because of our lack of Christ-likeness.

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And so, the result is, we have not the “Rest unto your souls”, which Jesus spoke of in Matthew 11:28-30.

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Hair pulling stress – frustration – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

Gluttony – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

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."And he shall be like a tree, planted by rivers of waters." Psalm 1

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The next four passages

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each present seemingly

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different pathways to

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spiritual peace and rest…

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1ST PASSAGE…MATTHEW 11:28-30

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Next, we discover this next passage featuring 3 components for rest unto your soul…

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1. “Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 2. Take My yoke upon you, and 3. learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.

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The three components spoken of are:

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1. To come to Jesus.

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2. to take on His yoke as a Follower.

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3. To learn of Him through His Word and by experience.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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2ND PASSAGE…PHILIPPIANS 4:4-7

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5 QUALITIES LEADING TO PEACE OF MIND…

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Here’s another passage which gives a list of components which bring peace…

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1. “Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. 2. Let your moderation be known unto all men. 3. The Lord is at hand. (watchfulness) 4. Be careful (anxious) for nothing; 5. but in every thing by prayer and supplication (asking for needs) with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:4-7 (read whole chapter)

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And so we are commanded to: 1. Rejoice always 2. Moderation or temperance 3. watchfulness 4. put away self-will and worry 5. constant prayer and thankfulness

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Paul Shipwrecked Acts 27:41-44- www.lavistachurchofchrist.org –public domain

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3RD PASSAGE…PSALM 1:1-3

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5 INGREDIENTS TO BECOMING LIKE TREE BY WATERS

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"And he shall be like a tree, planted by rivers of waters." Psalm 1

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“Blessed is the man that 1. walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, 2. nor stands in the way of sinners, 3. nor sits in the seat of the scornful. 4. But his delight is in the Law of the LORD; and 5. in His Law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.” Psalm 1:1-3 1.

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Here God tells us to:

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1. put away all worldly philosophies & ungodly influences.

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2. Separation, as far as possible, from evil influences.

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3. cease from judging and malicious gossip.

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4. making God’s Word your first love.

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5. Keeping the mind on God’s Word, day and night. 

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Photo courtesy Wikipedia Share alike license. Click here for link.

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4TH PASSAGE… ISAIAH 26:3

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TOTAL FOCUS ON CHRIST BRINGS PEACE…

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“Thou [God] will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed upon Thee: because he trusts in Thee.” Is. 26:3

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“ONE COMMON DENOMINATOR”… All the different precepts presented in the above verses could be reduced to the one passage listed above, Isaiah 26:3.

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But how does the Christian keep his or her “mind stayed upon Thee” (totally focused on Christ)?

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Photo of Wildwood trail, Portland Oregon – courtesy Wikipedia – Share-alike License. Click here for link.

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“NO TIME LEFT FOR SELF”…

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“Thou [God] will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed upon Thee: because he trusts in Thee.” Isaiah 26:3

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If the Christian can do as this above verse exhorts, then that Christian will finally achieve total spiritual rest.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-081218-M-4507D-001.jpgYes, if one can keep the mind stayed upon God’s Word, then all the other principles found in the verses listed above will be fulfilled.

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It’s like that old song says, “you can’t have one without the other”.

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In other words, if the mind is fixed on Jesus, you won’t have room in your life to hunger and thirst for the selfish things of the world!

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If the mind is fixed on Jesus, you will also be engaged in a prayerful state!

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Focused on Jesus, you won’t want to scorn others.

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You will be watchful, rejoicing, and trusting. Perfect Peace will be found.

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And so, totally fixed on Jesus (The Word) brings about all these other Christian qualities. You can’t have this one virtue without the other virtues also being present!

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Prayer – USMC – Wikimedia – US Govt. Public Domain

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TO READ THIS ENTIRE ARTICLE, CLICK HERE… “Planet Of “Rest”-Finding “Rest Unto Your Soul” (Part 2, Perfect Peace)”

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To read Part 2, click here… March 7th (Finding Perfect Peace, Pt. 2, “Precious Promises”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me to achieve that perfect peace. Help me to eliminate all things which prevent me from having that perfect peace…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Planet Of “Rest”-Finding “Rest Unto Your Soul” (Part 2, Perfect Peace)” or you can also read… “Planet Of “Rest”-Finding “Rest Unto Your Soul” (Part 2, Precious Promises)”

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THE END

Soldiers of the Cross - Armor-Up!.

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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THE FLOWER OF HEAVEN CONSTELLATION

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REVELATION 12 WOMAN ON ALTAR AND FLOWER OF HEAVEN

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In The West

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This constellation almost appears as a vine, as it projects out from the Altar/Ark Constellation . This constellation appears in mid-winter through late-spring. As you can see in this sketch, the Altar/Ark Constellation is also known as Leo Major , and the stem or vine of the flower is made of stars of the Virgo Constellation, and the flower itself is made of the Corvus Constellation.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Flower of Heaven Constellation”

 

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TOMORROW: March 7th

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(Finding Perfect Peace, Pt. 2, “Precious Promises”)

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