I have a true burden to see all of us come together in worship. 11am on Sunday mornings is the most segregated hour in the United States. That bothers me to no end. The Lord has called me to minister to people of all nationalities, ethnic groups, and socio-economic levels.
This is a small clip from the worship portion of last night’s service. I love being in a place where Blacks and Whites, Hispanics and Asians, Male and Female, Young and Old, Baptists and Methodists, Catholics and Pentecostals, can all come together and worship the same Lord; Jesus the Christ!!!
Not only is God’s peace available to us, but when we make our requests known to God, and we cast our cares upon Him, His peace comes in, lifts the burden of the weight of the cares we were previously carrying, and then that same peace dutifully pulls guard duty around our heart and our mind so that we can be free of distressing anxiety. WOW! Isn’t that a picture of the way we should all want to live?
More about this peace:
1. The Father wants us to bring our cares and concerns to Him in prayer.
2. Through prayer and His Word the Father gives us insight for living.
3. Once we apply that insight we can have the confidence of knowing that He is walking with us and we with Him.
4. That confidence produces a peace that will lift the weight of every burden.
5. That peace will dutifully pull guard duty around our heart and our mind so that we can live the life the Father desires for us to live – free from distressing anxiety.
Wouldn’t it be a shame to have made peace with God decades ago, only to make it to heaven and realize that you spent most of your life without the peace of God? Without the peace of God you will invariably live your life way below the quality of life the Father desires for you to have.