Friday, September 20, 2013

Matthew 16:2...Signs of the times



Sometimes it feels as if the world has gone crazy-mad.
The Bible has much to say about the times we are living in,
about how we should live,
about what we should be looking for.
I want to be able to discern the signs of the times.
My only hope to be able to do that is to keep my nose in The Book
Jesus followed that statement with these words, 
"Peace I leave you, My peace I give unto you...Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
It's easy to give in to worry, anxiety and fear when we see the instability of the world we live in,
but we can choose to walk in the peace that Jesus promised to give us.

still following,






Scripture and Snapshot




27 comments:

  1. Dear Elizabeth
    I was just reading a pst about this verse at a previous post! What struck me is that I often in the past looked at the Spirit of Peace, but didn't pay enough attention that He is also the Spirit of Truth that leads us into all Truth, our Lord Jesus
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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    1. That's a great observation, Mia. All I know is, that signs seem to be speeding up!

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  2. No matter what is happening around us, we can rest in the peace that is Jesus.

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    1. Amen, Patricia! I'm so glad that He is my Solid Rock in these shakey times!

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  3. Amen, Elizabeth. As frightening and anxiety producing these times may be (and frankly they are...), I remind myself very regularly that they just prove my God more and more each day.

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    1. You are so right, Debbie. Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled before our eyes!

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  4. True- these are confusing times - and keeping our hearts open to the Holy Spirit and in His word - even in good times that is the only way to find peace:) Thank you for this encouragement!

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    1. You are so right. No matter the times, we need the Word and the Holy Spirit as our Teacher and the peace of Jesus!

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  5. As usual, good thinking and sharing, great photo and Word. Life makes me turn more and more to the Holy Spirit. An absolute necessity.

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  6. Very true. We need to have our eyes open to what is going on around us and what God's Word has to say about it.

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    1. You are so right, Kim. I want to keep awake, alert and aware!

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  7. "Peace I leave you, My peace I give unto you...Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

    This is the first verse I memorized from John 17 as a young girl trying to understand the nature of God and my relationship with him. It has always comforted me. How nice to see it in your post and be reminded of those precious early days.

    Thanks so much for stopping by Renaissance Women.

    ~ Cassandra

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    1. I love that you shared that sweet memory here!

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  8. Such an encouraging post...do not fret or worry despite the circumstances.

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    1. Easier said than done, I know, but do not fret and do not worry and do not be afraid are often repeated in God's Word, so I guess we better listen, trust and obey!

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  9. We easily fall into the trap of fear. But Jesus did say that He would leave us with peace. I think the world, and all the media outlets in it, would have us believe that fear is equal to knowledge. But it doesn't have to be when you trust in the One that holds everything together and is working all for our good.

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    1. Do you notice the media seems to feed on making us afraid of everything...our food, the economy, crime, pollution...it fosters an atmosphere of fear. I guess we need to feed our minds with the truth of the Word twice as much as we listen to the news! :)

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  10. I'm stopping by for a visit via Sunday at Jumping Tandem today.
    Still recovering from a virus infection and dealing with my chronic pain. But getting much comfort and inspiration today. Thank you.

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    1. I'm familiar with living with chronic pain. I was told mine was myfacial pain syndrome/ fibromyalgia. All I know is that in the past year the episodes are less and less frequent, praise God! I pray for God to bless you and touch you, strengthen and encourage you and heal you!

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  11. When I spend too much time looking at what is happening around me, I can easily become discouraged. But with God, we have hope. He holds it all together in the palm of His hand.

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    1. I'm so glad we know the end of the story, friend.

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  12. Thanks, so much for this, Elizabeth. Sobering truth, yet full of hope. I'm visiting from Still Saturday. =)

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    1. I'm so glad you came by from Still Saturday! I love "meeting" people from Sandra's linky!

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  13. WOW... this sunset picture? I am assuming sunset? Either way it is stunning, amazing, brilliant. WOW!

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