Friday, March 16, 2007

Peace . . .

Praise God for another day and a better day. I am feeling more like myself and definitely eating a bit more. I still have the fatigue, but take frequent breaks throughout the day if needed.
We are still feasting on those meals brought to us by our friends. Man, I feel like I have never eaten before at every meal. I guess since I lost down to 155 lbs. this time, my body is 'ramping up'. I hope you are able to enjoy your food as much as I am, because it has been remarkable.
I went and had some blood work done today and I believe it looked okay. I sat out on the deck and laid my head on the table for a while, while it was overcast, it was really nice outside for part of the day. The weatherman said we have one more cold blast Friday night – it is supposed to get down to 42 F. So long Winter. Hello
Mosquitos.

If you want to increase your ‘peace of mind’ quotient, I have one bit of advice – don’t watch the news! (I am kind of serious) It is getting insane. The Presidential stuff is starting way too early and is getting stupid. The Iraq / Afghan War is progressing along, but you would never know it thanks to the ‘drive-by-media’ big three channels. Our two parties are fighting over some of the most nonsensical non-news story stuff I have ever seen. They are wasting time, money and other precious resources playing all of these games. Can we just get back to the Constitution, elected officials ‘serving’ the people and us people being served remaining vigilant to do our part by staying properly informed on the issues. One little stat I just heard today, the next Presidential run may cost the winner 1 Billion dollars. Wow.

My peace cannot come from any source other than The Source. Here are some scriptures that ‘hook me up’ to the Source:

Numbers 6:24-26 24
"The LORD bless you and keep you;
25 the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;
26 the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace."

Psalm 4:6 - 5:1
Many are asking, "Who can show us any good?" Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD. 7 You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound. 8 I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 29:11 - 30:1
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.

John 16:33
"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."

And one of my all time favorites . . .

John 14:26-27
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. 27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

That is better than Chicken soup baby!
Have a great Friday, a great St. Patrick’s Day too. You need to check out his story . . .
Maybe I will post the story next time . . . hhhhmmm .. …. God Bless
George.
P.S. Please pray for David Sims’ mother. She was admitted to OLOL late this afternoon with pneumonia. Please pray for the 'Peace of God' for her, David and his sister Sydney. Thanks.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brother,
Thank you so much for taking the time to share the scriptures on Peace. They brought such immediate comfort to me as I start my day here at work and I already know of a few friends I'm going to direct to your blog this morning because it is perfect for what they are going through. God's perfect timing again.
As for you,dear friend that is closer than a brother, thank you for allowing me the privelidge of walking this road with you. You are on an anointed journey (wow - I love that thought - anointed journey). Thanks for letting me tag along. It is changing my life.
Love to you and yours and I pray you have a Peacefull day.
Your Sister,
Margie

sonja said...

You are a blessing George!!! I am happy to hear you are feeling better! Here is a good word for YOU!

Psalm 37:37
Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; for the future of that man is PEACE!!!

That is YOU George!

Sonja