Peace: A Meditation on John 14:27

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“Peace”.  Produced and narrated by Chaplain Cassandra. Copyright © 2016-2018 by Cassandra L. Wood. All rights reserved. Scripture: Luke 10:38-42. World English Bible (WEB). Public Domain.   Music: “Healing” (changes made). Composer: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/.  Date of publication: September 2018.

Great Peace

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Read

 Psalm 119:165

Those who love your law have great peace. Nothing causes them to stumble. (WEB)
Great peace have they who love Your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble. (AMPC)
Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble. (NKJV)

Reflect

Meditate and think about the scriptural text you just read. What does the Living Word speak to you?  Read and repeat the text to yourself. Memorize it. Allow it to sink into you.

Respond

Respond with worship, adoration, and thankfulness to the Lord for speaking to you through His Word. Ask Him to reveal how you can apply it to your life.

Rest

Wait on the Lord. Rest in Him. Abide in Him. Contemplate what He has spoken through His holy Word.
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Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation
New King James Version (NKJV). Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
World English Bible (WEB) by Public Domain. The name “World English Bible” is trademarked.

 

Jesus Promises Peace

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 John 14:27

Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, give I to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. (WEB)
Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]  (AMP)
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (NKJV)

Reflect

Meditate and think about the scriptural text you just read. What does the Living Word speak to you?  Read and repeat the text to yourself. Memorize it. Allow it to sink into you.

Respond

Respond with worship, adoration, and thankfulness to the Lord for speaking to you through His Word. Ask Him to reveal how you can apply it to your life.

Rest

Wait on the Lord. Rest in Him. Abide in Him. Contemplate what He has spoken through His holy Word.
World English Bible (WEB) by Public Domain. The name “World English Bible” is trademarked.
Amplified Bible (AMP). Copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, CA 90631. All rights reserved.
New King James Version (NKJV). Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

 

God is Love

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1 John 4:7-8

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. (NKJV)
Dear friends, let us love one another, because love is from God, and everyone who loves has been fathered by God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. (NET)
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.  (NASB)

Reflect

Meditate and think about the scriptural text you just read. What does the Living Word speak to you?  Read and repeat the text to yourself. Memorize it. Allow it to sink into you.

Respond

Respond with worship, adoration, and thankfulness to the Lord for speaking to you through His Word. Ask Him to reveal how you can apply it to your life.

Rest

Wait on the Lord. Rest in Him. Abide in Him. Contemplate what He has spoken through His holy Word.

In the Name

Just thought I would share a powerful, life-changing, inspirational Scripture found in Colossians 3:17. Blessings to you.
Colossians 3-17

 

What is Eternal Life?

You may have read in a previous post  that my husband, Bobby, recently went home to be with the Lord. I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ. However, I often find myself having to be reminded of His promises of eternal life. I need to be reminded that I will be reunited with my husband. I desire that the promise of eternal life be rooted and grounded in me; that it becomes an intrinsic part of my being.
I invite you to join with me as we read and meditate on Scriptures which promise eternal life. Let us, together, allow the promise of eternal life to be planted in our spirits and embedded in our souls. May the Lord Jesus Christ give us spiritual wisdom and revelation in our knowledge of Him. . . so that we may know what is the hope of his calling. (Ephesians 1:17-18)

What is Eternal Life?

On different occasions, the Gospels speak of individuals who asked Jesus, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Matthew 19:16, Mark 10:17, Luke 18:18, Luke 10:25). Jesus’ answer was wisely tailored to the circumstances of each one of the individuals. However, the bottom line of His response was that, to inherit eternal life, one must be spiritually transformed by faith in Him. The quintessential answer to the question, “what is eternal life?” is:

“This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ.” (John 17:3)

Eternal Life John 17-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Righteous Servant

Isaiah 53

Who has believed our message?
    To whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed?
For he grew up before him as a tender plant,
    and as a root out of dry ground.
He has no good looks or majesty.
    When we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised,
    and rejected by men;
a man of suffering,
    and acquainted with disease.
He was despised as one from whom men hide their face;
    and we didn’t respect him.

Surely he has borne our sickness,
    and carried our suffering;
yet we considered him plagued,
    struck by God, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions.
    He was crushed for our iniquities.
The punishment that brought our peace was on him;
    and by his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray.
    Everyone has turned to his own way;
    and Yahweh has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed,
    yet when he was afflicted he didn’t open his mouth.
As a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
    so he didn’t open his mouth.
He was taken away by oppression and judgment;
    and as for his generation,
    who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living
    and stricken for the disobedience of my people?
They made his grave with the wicked,
    and with a rich man in his death;
although he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise him.
    He has caused him to suffer.
When you make his soul an offering for sin,
    he will see his offspring.
He will prolong his days,
    and Yahweh’s pleasure will prosper in his hand.
11 After the suffering of his soul,
    he will see the light and be satisfied.
My righteous servant will justify many by the knowledge of himself;
    and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I give him a portion with the great,
    and he will divide the plunder with the strong;
because he poured out his soul to death,
    and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
    and made intercession for the transgressors.

 

Narrated by Cassandra. WEB: World English Bible, Public Domain.  Composer: “Sky of Our Ancestors ”  Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Changes made.  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. Spiritfulness: The Practice of Biblical Meditation. Copyright © 2016-2018 by Cassandra L. Wood. Date: March 2018. All rights reserved worldwide.