Daily Spirit & Word: 552: PEACE & FREEDOM Weekend.
How to have LASTING PEACE and TURE FREEDOM at the WEEKEND.
Good morning my friends, I’ll bet after a hard week you’ll be looking forward to a weekend of freedom and peace.
Thankfully it’s EASY to achieve with Jesus:
Following some of His TEACHINGS will bring real FREEDOM and lasting PEACE, so that you’ll enjoy the abundant life at the Weekend.
First: Try and put others first, before your own preferences.
Mark 10:42-45 42 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 43 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Jesus gave us all an example of being free and at peace, by learning to serve others rather than having people do stuff for us. Instead of LORDING it over people, becoming their servants.
Some weekends can be fraught with families squabbling over who does what and when; give in and do something different, who knows you just might enjoy it.
2) Having Less Is Good For You:
1 Timothy 6:6-10 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
9 People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction.
10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
Instead of using the weekend to pursue things, enjoy what you’ve already got. Don’t go out to get some useless gadget that you’ll only use for a short while and be fed up with it after a few weeks. Think about how others might be able to benefit from you and your time and talents. Be content with what you already have in life: Give thanks right now for the gifts God has given to you.
3) BLESS THE NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL.
Romans 12:14-16 14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
This is a real secret to lasting PEACE and FREEDOM: Learn to bless those who cut-you-up in life; nasty neighbours, people who push in front of you in the shopping line, drivers who overtake and jump in front of you, neighbours who’re just too noisy or inconsiderate. Instead of seething about it; BLESS them. Do something good; let them go first and don’t complain about it. Give the neighbours a gift to make their party go with a swing. Do good and live a peace with EVERYBODY. You’ll have lasting PEACE and FREEDOM.
4) PUT GOD’S WILL FIRST:
Matthew 26:39 39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”
Sometimes life is just really, really tough, but instead of trying to escape the pain and discomfort; embrace it, and say out loud: “God I don’t like this, I don’t really want to have to go through it, if it’s possible LORD take it away, but NOT MY WILL, BUT YOUR WILL BE DONE” Amen!
There have been times when, after reaching the end of my tether, getting to the point where I’m about to blow-up, give-up or give-in, that I’ve finally said to God; “I’ve just had enough of this LORD, but not my will, Your will be done LORD”… When I’ve gotten to that point, the Lord often moves in POWER to do something. Often His JOY floods my soul and I’ve been given a new insight into something wonderful in His plan for my life: But what I’ve experienced more than answered prayers is LASTING PEACE AND TRUE FREEDOM. So give these four things a try and see what happens this weekend.
I’m praying for ALL my friends to have LASTING PEACE and TRUE FREEDOM this weekend.
Will YOU pray for your friends: to have LASTING PEACE & TRUE FREEDOM?
Be free in the LOVE of God, let His Spirit flow within you.
HELP someone else have an awesome weekend too: