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From Del's Journal: Peacemakers

From this day in Del’s Journal – September 28, 2002

“God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think.”  (Ephesians 3:20)  “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons and daughters of God.” (Mathew 5:9)

Being and expressing this peace and participating with God in bringing peace here on earth as it is in heaven (in the invisible) is an activity of being a co-creator with God. Bringing peace on earth is being in God’s grace activity and also brings forth a flow of health to mind and body.  This is a process and a practice that maintains and sustains a wholeness activity of mind and body.  This is an exercise of being aware of and practicing the presence of God in feeling, thought, experience, attitude, desire, will, actions and reactions, moment by moment. This is rejoicing in the Lord and receiving and participating in God’s peace, love and steadfastness.  This is letting go and allowing God to be God in me, through me and as me.

“Thou wilt keep them in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, for they trusteth in Thee.”  (Isaiah 26:3)

Peace and anxiety cannot exist together. This is a division of thought and trust and we are told, “Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength.”  (Isaiah 26:5).  This is a heart silence, a deep peace within, despite outer negative conditions.  Receiving God’s peace is our true heritage.

“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.  (John 14:27).

God’s purposes cannot be fulfilled without our cooperation, yours and mine. Most of life is a letting, and we learn as we trust God.   We also have the sacred privilege of being a co-creator in and with God. I am a branch of the tree of God’s life.  What kind of fruit am I producing?

Pastor Oliver and his wife show off their passion fruit farm.

Pastor Oliver and his wife grow passion fruit Kenya.

Prayer:  Infinite Bounty of your grace within me, Thou art my inspiration and my guide.  Increase my desire and will that I may focus ~ looking, loving, longing to be more like Jesus, who said, “The works I do, you can do, and greater works can you do.”

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