Going Forward in Peace

Dec 4, 2023 | New Life in Christ

For you shall go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Isaiah 55:12

 

This Bible Verse always fills my spirit with joy. How about you?

Christians grasp a glimpse here of the joy and restoration that is ours in Christ Jesus!

It makes my heart skip and I want to sing, and clap my hands too!

Does your heart fill with joy as you read it along with me this early December morning?

When we allow God’s word into our hearts, it fills us to overflowing with joy and peace.

As we turn to Jesus and look full in His wonderful Word, as we listen for His voice and allow His word to penetrate, the result is nothing short of sheer joy and exultation.

Nature claps its hands along with all creation to the joy our Redeemer brings!

We soak up His Word; we let the words penetrate, and we skip and jump with joy like playful children.

A glimpse of the breath of heaven fills us up.

And in a world bent on pursuing emptiness, Christians pursue the fullness of His deity and we can close our eyes daily and at the end of our lives in peace.

God brings beauty and glorious restoration to our lives as we fill our hearts with the peace that passes understanding.

The barrenness has turned to light as Christ takes up residence in the soul.

We are led forth in peace when the world has no peace.

Aren’t you thankful for the joy of God’s restoration through Jesus Christ?

How was your weekend? Ours was busy in a good way.

Various events with family, a day in God’s house, basking in His Word as our pastor faithfully and passionately preached it. Fellowship with other Christians. A Christmas potluck, all this kicked off the first weekend in December.

Did you have an action packed weekend or some quiet time for reflection? Both are good in different ways.

As we turn to Christ for peace and learn from His Word, it fills our lives to the brim with goodness.

Nothing can take that away.

And as we fill our empty tanks on a Monday morning, we can face the week with passion and joy and a skip in our step as we keep the King of Kings and Lord of Lords central. We do this by starting in His Word. Absorbing truths about His grace and tender promises of restoration and hope.

No matter what you did this past weekend, Christ can lead us forth in peace and joy this morning as we keep our eyes on Him.

Let us bow the knee and open our hearts to the plans He has for us this week.

And as we walk into the fullness of His plans, may it bring us joy and peace, and a skip in our step.

What does our Lord want for us this week?

May we be an instrument of His peace to those around us, in our neighbourhood, in our church and also in our families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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