On a recent trip to Dr. Stanley’s office to review his upcoming book, “I Love To Tell the Story”, I saw a framed print on the wall that listed; Life Principles To Live By. I asked if they had a copy and they presented me with a nice book marker listing them all. I want to go over each one in coming posts, so this morning please allow me to start with number one.
1. Out intimacy with God – His highest priority for our lives – determines the impact of our lives.
In layman’s terms, the closer we are to our Heavenly Father, the more we will know His will and please Him with our fellowship, and the result will be the impact our lives make on others will be the most effective it could possibly be. God loves us with such a profound and deep love, that all He could ever desire for us, is what is best. He loves others the same and His concern for them leads Him to desire for us to take part in His plan of redemption for others. Everything you do and say makes a statement about what you desire the most. The more closely you walk with Him the more your desire, will be His desire, the return of the lost to Him. If that were not enough, this walk with Him carries an additional wonderful benefit; peace and joy. If you were to list all the attributes you would like to have in life, I doubt, after very careful consideration, that there are two that will do more for you, personally.
Peace is the knowledge that the still small voice in your heart is God, and that He is always with you, always loving you, and always watching over you. No enemy can touch with out His permission, and He only allows that so that we might grow stronger and pull closer to Him.
Joy is the incredible state of well being, and happiness, that is not dependent on circumstances. When things are going well, we all feel good about our lives. In difficult times of trial and loss, we can still feel secure and loved, through His Joy and His Peace!
I send out His love, Joy, and Peace, to you today!
Photo Note: D800, 55 mm Micro Nikkor, hand held.
Life without God is like processing without Glamour Glow or Nik Silver Efex 2.0! See below!
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