This unsettled spirit is actually a gift... a gift of His unfailing love that reveals we've taken our eyes off of Jesus. And He uses the absence of His peace to let us know that the eyes of our faith is not fixed on Him and weâ€™re drifting off the race He's given us to run (Hebrews 12:1-5 ; Isaiah 26:3 ; Colossians 3:15).
Peace, the very opposite of an unsettle and frustrated spirit, is what God described as a "whistleblower" or referee/arbitrator that Heâ€™s assigned to RULE in our hearts. And, as with an official at a basketball game, peace â€śblows the whistleâ€ť on our lives when weâ€™ve â€śbrokenâ€ť faith with the Lord. Broken faith is when we're putting something else, even something as good as God's will, before seeking Him first, and other things has our attention and not the Lord (Proverbs 3:5-6 ; Matthew 6:33 ; Isaiah 26:3).
His Recognized Presence... really does make an everlasting difference today, tomorrow and forever.
Blessings Blessings Mrs. Pare... I pray this finds you resting in the strong and mighty arms of such a tender hearted and triumphal Shepherd,. The great Shepherd, who graciously and ever so generously gives courage and confidence and compassion to His sheep that find His voice and vision their chief delight and complete trust. For where He leads, He meets our every need. Thanks for sharing how this message encouraged and strengthened you as you continue to run the race Heâ€™s set before. Many blessings to you and your nest. (Psalm 23 ; John 10)
Lori Pare (8/1/2018)
Just what I needed to hear Anxiety and worry about my health keeps me awake at night. I saw your August update on IG along with the website for your sermons. This was everything I needed to hear and believe. I will get myself back on track and look to Him and trust in Him; that if Heâ€™s leading me to it, His grace will surely lead me through it. Amen! Thank you Pastor Nick.