I am in this vicinity. Happy-go-lucky and riding on the fast lane is no longer a welcome treat.
Philippine school year has just opened. The easy phase of the summer streets are gone, now replaced with traffic jam.
Coming to work has become a difficult task and it is necessary to leave earlier.
I don't like the rush and if ever I wake up late, I detest having to let my husband take me to the office on the motorcycle.
Way back the younger past,
I loved speed and rode like there was no tomorrow. Where is that braver heart gone? Oh to the nervous lane, I think.
This morning, my husband told me
to wait until he is back. Meaning he will take me to the office with the offensive two-wheeler after having dropped off our oldest granddaughter to Science High. You know what I did? I walked to the nearest Jeepney stop and commuted to the office, without waiting for him to be back.
Pictures of road accidents cloud my mind. I worry about my son when he comes home late. I pray to God, yet I can't rest until I hear him safely in. At a distinct click of the door latch, I thank God and sleep comes like a switch.
Those are lies from the enemy. My peace is blocked by those lies. Why do I worry? Why, when I know my God promised me that I need not let my heart be troubled and to not be afraid? He said, "My peace I give unto you."
Pardon me, my Father, for dwelling in the abode of worry. I can hang on to your promises and believe that nothing escapes your notice. Thank you, Father, that I can trust in You. You have given us peace, peace that surpasses understanding which will be guarding our heart and our mind in Christ Jesus. Help us not to believe in the lies of the enemy. In Jesus Name. Amen.
"Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."~Phil 4:7~
• Keep yourself in God's love that drives all fear from your life. (Jude 1:20-21)
........LOVE drives out fear.
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The word art/calligraphy is another work of Michael Podesta from the book Alleluia-words of Praise.
Notice how the dove is shown entering the heart. It signifies the peace God promised in John 14:27. It is the Holy Spirit dwelling in our heart...... giving us peace.
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I should be living in the present, for today is a gift from God. My past has been redeemed and my future is in His hands .
This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. (Psalm 118:24)
I should not trade JOY with worries and fears. It might become an idol replacing God at the center of my existence.
“Feed your fears and your faith will starve. Feed your faith, and your fears will.”
― Max Lucado, Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear