When we make time to be alone with the Father and quiet in His presence, we experience His peace.
From Psalm 131:1-2: “O Lord, my heart is not lifted up,my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with thingstoo great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul,like a weaned child with its mother;my soul is like the weaned child that is with me.”
God’s love for us and our resulting love for Christ compel us to obey Him in all things.
From John 14:23-24: “Jesus answered him, ‘Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me.'”
Life Paul in prison, we may go through very difficult times, but if our focus is on God, we will be content and even joyful.
From Philippians 4:5-6: “Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, believers have the ability to endure difficultly and accomplish whatever the Lord calls them to do.
From 2 Corinthians 3:4-6: “Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. Not that we are competent of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us; our competence is from God, who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of letter but of spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.”
The world makes all kinds of promises about love, acceptance, and self-worth, but they never last. Only Jesus can fill our empty souls for eternity.
From John 4:13-14: “Jesus said to her, ‘Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but those who drink of the water that I will give them will never be thirsty. The water that I will give will become in them a spring of water gushing up to eternal life.'”