Peace

Dear Beloved,

Let’s jump right into our brief discussion for today. Have you ever noticed that when you start your day in meditation and prayer, that the enemy will utilize whomever and whatever is available to come and try to distract the goodness that’s ahead in the day?  In order to recognize this, we must always strive to remain in a posture of peace, power, and praise in God’s presence.  For many of us, the problem is becoming intentional about turning our focus back on Jesus in the moment of any hindrance, or distraction.

Let’s examine the following verses (of many) that will immediately cause us to be victorious in the area of keeping and maintaining your peaceful place:

  • Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee (Isaiah 26:3, KJV).  Now, with practice we can all grow into keeping our mind on our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I don’t know about you, but I prefer peace. In the midst of peace, we can be productive and yield fruit that will create windows of opportunity, and open doors that can’t be closed.
  • The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full (John 10:10, NIV). The Father gives us insight on the sole purpose of the enemy which is to steal, kill, and destroy. Friends, once the enemy has arrived in your space to try to disrupt your program for the day (or any part of your life), you and I have the power to dismiss him immediately. Jesus came, died, and rose again for us to live an abundant life, and this includes a consistent disposition of peace.
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Peace begins with a smile, so be happy! -Unknown

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#WarriorMoment

Dear Beloved,

Hope all is well. I wanted to drop in and share this brief warrior moment with you.  Here’s a little something on relationships  to ponder for today. In healthy relationships/friendships, loyalty should never be questioned.  If so, go back and re-evaluate the relationship.  Is it toxic, counterfeit, or convenient?  Does it cause you to compromise your walk with the Lord and everything that He stands for, according to the Word of God? Stay away from people that seek to keep or drag you into their own pit, problem, or circumstance.  The bottom line is this, “If it ain’t right, it’s wrong (unknown). ” Stand for what’s right beloved, no matter the cost.  I guarantee you it’s never lonely at the top.  Until we meet again, I love you to life!

“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will be strong like eagles soaring upward on wings; they will walk and run without getting tired (Isaiah 40:31, CEV).

xoxo,

Mrs. Candace A. Stevens, The Risen Warrior

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Love Has Everything to Do with It

Dear Beloved,

Hope all is well. At the center of our relationship with God, we should always allow love to have her perfect way. For example, let’s say we encounter a pit, problem, or circumstance, and our normal human reaction would be to “fly off the handle” (not easily angered) or go back and report to others what happened to us (keeping record of wrongs which results in unforgiveness, bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and slander, and a host of other things), and this usually involves dishonoring others.  For today, I want to take a look at a portion of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.  However, I encourage us all to go back and read the entire chapter to grasp the full concept of what the Lord is teaching us.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres (1 Corinthians 13, 4-7).

We all know that this is the definition of true Christian love, right?  If love is not easily angered, then a person with a “short fuse,” who becomes angry easily, is not showing love. Love is called “patient” in verse 4 (both love and patience are listed as fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23). Patience includes the ability to tolerate weaknesses in others without readily expressing anger. “Love covers over a multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8); it doesn’t fly off the handle at every provocation.  I’m eager to apply this to my own life, are you?   Until we meet again, I love you to life!

Xoxo,

Mrs. Candace A. Stevens, The Risen Warrior

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