“My children, our love should not be only words and talk. No, our love must be real. We must show our love by the things we do.”
1 John 3:18 ERV
These are trying times and I have been struggling with the election, the pandemic and general life concerns. It’s been a rough year on many levels and I have struggled to maintain my composure and my peace when faced with trials, which is out of character for me. I’ve been searching the word and praying asking God to help me, to ease my mind and to heal me. He heard me, he sent word by my circle..
One of my circle saw a post from me on Facebook speaking to my frustration and sent me this Bible plan by Vance K. Jackson called Hold Your Peace..
This excerpt caused me to stop 🛑 and think about my relationship with Christ in a new way.
Choose to hold your peace. Choose to restrain your words and actions. Let God lead you and keep you through chaotic times. Choose to deliberately hold your peace even when chaos surrounds you. The Bible states in Proverbs 25:28 KJV, “He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that
is broken down, and without walls.”
I was not allowing God to refresh me, I was allowing my fear and frustration to dictate my actions, but God!
How would your friends respond? Does your circle encourage your foolishness or your faith? Does you circle send words of encouragement or words of frustration and doubt? It’s important to have a circle who will hold you accountable and I thank God for the people who will remind me to be strong and courageous, who remind me that my God is able, who remind me to hold my peace. I’m thankful to the women who support me in spirit and truth, who allows God’s words to be their guide and to guide me with love and compassion.
When you love someone, help them!
“Brothers and sisters, continue to think about what is good and worthy of praise. Think about what is true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected. And do what you learned and received from me—what I told you and what you saw me do. And the God who gives peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:8-9 ERV