Posts Tagged ‘peace’

High Wire

June 24th, 2013

I forgot about the big tight rope walk last night and turn on the Discovery channel just after the dude had finished and was talking with the morning show crew.  However, I thought I should write about it, since it was so popular last night!  It’s pretty impressive that someone can focus so intently and ignore all the distractions to do something like that – something that seems impossible.  I think that’s very inspirational and should help you work towards the goals that are in front of you.  Interestingly enough, he credits his faultless concentration to the Creator, and in the interview last night he mentioned this verse when he asked about how peaceful he was on the wire.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 King James Version (KJV)

That’s great advice for us as we walk the high wire of our lives – keep the peace of God with you and you can do anything!

 

Peace and Storms

April 2nd, 2013

My mind is a wreck this morning, not as much as my ankle, but that’s another story for later in the week!  Sometimes when I sit down to write I have zero thoughts and go and study somethings for ideas. Not today. My mind is busting with so many thoughts – so many ideas, so many comments, but none of them very coherent, as they are all fighting for the forefront of my brain.  WOW!

But for some reason these words keep coming to my mind

And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39 ESV

and this prayer keeps coming from my lips

Help me be peace in the storm.

Maybe your week is like this as well for whatever reason.  I hope that you can take solace in that fact that the creator of the world is in control and he desires to give you peace

 

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Oh btw, this is Post 900!!!  YEAH!

A Simple Peace

March 12th, 2013

Today just a quick look at a nice easy Psalm of David.

131 Lord, my heart is not proud;

    I don’t look down on others.
I don’t do great things,
and I can’t do miracles.
But I am calm and quiet,
like a baby with its mother.
I am at peace, like a baby with its mother.

People of Israel, put your hope in the Lord
now and forever.   Psalm 131 (NCV)

Prayer for Peace

January 12th, 2012

Just a simple prayer this morning.

14 Turn from evil and do good;
   seek peace and pursue it.   Psalm 34:14 New International Version (NIV)

Peace in a storm

December 19th, 2011

Tim Tebow, Tim Tebow, Tim Tebow.

He’s everywhere these days.  And I have to admit I really liked it that as I was sitting in BW3 yesterday watching some games, the pregame conversation consisted of more faith talk then it did touchdown talk! So Tim Tebow makes yet another appearance in the Buffet.

Last Friday, I was shown this video of Tim Tebow mic’d up in the Broncos come from behind win against the Bears from the previous week.  I find this to be amazing.  I actually have loved hearing this stuff from the time I was a little kid. I think the sideline banter is always fascinating.  But this video I find very impressive.  It’s not really the come from behind effort, or anything about the football game.  It’s more in the way Tim Tebow handles himself on the sideline. His temperament, his encouragement, his focus – and the evidence of where his treasure really lies.  He seems so at peace with himself and with what is going on around him.  Hm.. that sounds a lot like the words we read in that book we call the Bible.

To me it’s so impressive to see how even when he was behind, he was still focused on encouragement and giving effort.  I am sure he gets frustrated, I am sure there are moments that he would not want us to hear – he is human.  And I am sure there are others who, in their own jobs, are also great examples of this.  But to see this, in the limelight and the pressure of big time football, is quite inspiring.  I think this is a great example, one that we can take directly into our own fields of employment.

I think it would be worth to take the 10 minutes and watch this.  The example that you can see from him will help point you and others to the Christ.

 

 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)