Thought of the Day 3-20-14

To whom He said, “This is the rest with which You may cause the weary to rest,” And, “This is the refreshing”; Yet they would not hear. (Isaiah 28:12 NKJV)

In times of tension, confusion, and stress, people generally show signs of fatigue. This is especially true in our world where so much is made of achievements, progress and results. People of all ages, from teenagers to the elderly, struggle with tremendous pressure. The results leave scars on the spirits and minds of people, and they yearn for rest and peace.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6, 7 NKJV)

Yet in the midst of our overly-busy lives, Christ kindly invites us, “Come to Him”.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 NKJV). It is remarkable that so few people respond to this invitation. We much rather look for man-made ideas to help us cope with pressures of life. It is incomprehensible that people hesitate to turn to Jesus Christ and accept the only true peace.

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. (Colossians 3:15 NKJV)

Regardless of how busy you are, it is important that you make time to withdraw from the demands of each day and spend time in the quietness at the feet of Jesus. Focus all your attention on Him, and His love. In the quietness, become soaked in, and strengthened by His peace. Make sure you do this on a regular basis. Regardless of how demanding your life may be, you will experience a feeling of strength, peace, and tranquility while the Holy Spirit ministers His healing power in your life.

Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, (Acts 3:19 NKJV)

Pastor Pete margin:15px 35px