My Favorite Author

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”   Hebrews 12:2

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”   1 Corinthians 14:33 (KJV)

A friend listed some of her favorite writers, suddenly I thought, I read the Bible more than even Christian authors. Bibles make great Christmas gifts, too, even specifically for children.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”   2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)

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Your Soul

  • “His soul shall dwell at ease.” Psalm 25:13 (NKJV).
  • “You give shameful counsel to your house, cutting off many peoples, and sin against your soul.” Habakkuk 2:10.
  • “For the Lord will plead their cause, and plunder the soul of those who plunder them.” Proverbs 22:23.
  • “He restores my soul.” Psalm 23:3
  • “He satisfies the hungry soul.” Psalm 107:9
  • If you say, ‘surely we did not know this,’ does not He Who weighs the hearts consider it? He Who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?” Proverbs 24:12.
  • “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23.

Father God, I pray for all who have a troubled soul, to look to You for peace, wholeness, and restoration in Jesus’s mighty name, Amen!

 

The Peace Card

Sharing a compilation of peaceful verses, you can copy & paste into a word document, print and take with you wherever you go! Mine is in my purse 🙂

Be still and know that I am God

Psalm 46:10

 

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.

John 14:27

 

God has called us to peace  1 Cor 7:15

 

In Me you may have peace.  In the world you’ll have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I’ve overcome the world.

John 16:33

 

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts & minds through Christ Jesus

Phil 4:7

 

Blessed are the peacemakers

Matt 5:9

 

To be spiritually minded is life & peace

Romans 8:6

 

Having been justified by faith, we have peace through our Lord Jesus Christ

Romans 5:1

 

Grace & peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God & of Jesus our Lord                                         2 Peter 1:2

 

The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace

James 3:18

 

You’ll keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You                           Isa 26:3

 

Brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace

Ephesians 2:13-14

 

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. ”May they prosper who love you”

Psalm 122:6

 

Wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable                              James 3:17

Sweet Sleep

This is for Ethan, a new friend:

“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.” Proverbs 3:24 (NKJV)

Jesus says, “Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” Luke 10:19

 “Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121:4

“If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You.” David to Father God in Psalm 139:18

“When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.” Psalm 63:6-7

“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3

 

One Up Them

…in love.  Dealing with difficult people? Come up higher.  Look from God’s perspective.

  • “As a father pities His children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him. Psalm 103:13.
  • “A father of the fatherless, a Defender of widows is God in His holy habitation,” Psalm 68:5.
  • “For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men -” 1 Peter 2:15 (NKJV).
  • “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty,” 1 Corinthians 1:27.
  • “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them,” Ephesians 2:10.
  • “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself,” Philippians 2:3
  • “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God, has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit Who as given to us,” Romans 5:5.

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills – from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth,” Psalm 121:1-2 (NKJV).

Difficulty

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”  said Jesus in Matthew 7:13-14 (NKJV).

“He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.” says the Lord in Psalm 91:15 (NKJV).

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 (NIV).

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this  world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV).

 

Florida School

Dear Lord, 

I’m so glad when I attended church on Sunday that the Pastor gave a memorial & song for the Florida students & teachers who were killed in last week’s attack.  We pray for the families & friends of those passed away to bring Comfort & Peace & holy remembrance of Your Compassion & Love, and fond memories of their loved ones.

May we hold our days as precious time to do Your will while we are on earth.  And help us to share our love & knowledge of You with everyone we know so they can have Your Peace (John 14:27).