Monday, July 1, 2013

At Peace...

"We have peace with God through Jesus."  (Rom. 5:1)
I read that the definition of peace is: to be set at one again...
We are at one with God, one heart with Him...
He is at rest in us and we are at rest in Him...
All is well in our world together...thank You, Lord!

He is at peace with you, so you can be at peace with yourself..
You can accept yourself and like yourself, because He really likes you..
He enjoys your presence and enjoys having you around...
He thinks you are fun to spend time with..

You can really talk with Him anytime without fear, embarrassment or shame..
You can tell Him anything without fear of rejection or judgment..
It really is safe to be vulnerable in His presence...

He really does understand you and know you and accept you as you are...
He truly celebrates you and delights in you for who you are!

He is the place where we can open up and truly be ourselves without fear of rejection, rebuke, or disappointment! 
He is a safe place, a refuge for us, our shelter..
I like what Francois du Toit says about His love - that His love is a fortress where everyone feels protected, not exposed!
He isn't going to put us down, compare us to others, grade our performance, get angry with us, use or abuse us, manipulate us or hurt us! 

He will hold our hearts so tenderly...
We are so safe and secure with Him!

What a wonderful fellowship we have, being in the bosom of the Father, just as Jesus is, having the intimate and peaceful love relationship with the Father that is just as Jesus has!


  1. Another excellent blog sharing great truths!

    Here is a paragraph from a book you might enjoy:

    "At one point in the Song of Solomon, the man asks his lover to, "turn away thine eyes from me," because He is "overcome" by them. (Song of Solomon 6:3-5). Let's pause here for a moment. Do you see what this is saying? Do you see what God is revealing about Himself? Who is talking to whom here? The man here is telling the girl he loves to turn her eyes away from him because HE is overwhelmed and overcome by her gaze. When Jesus looks at you, He is overwhelmed by you. You move Him in the deepest parts of His soul. His love for you is so intense that when He beholds you and you lock eyes with each other, He has to turn away. The Eternal Son of God gets weak in the knees when He sees you. We are used to feeling like God has to turn away because of our sin and darkness. But what God wants you to see is, when He looks at you, He doesn't see your sin or failures. He sees beauty, value, and purity. He sees someone worth loving forever."

    Glimpses into a Love Beyond Words by Danny Randall.

    Our God is awesome!



  2. I love what you wrote here, Dave! It seems so amazing that we could overwhelm His heart, or that His love would be so intense for us that it would make Him 'weak-kneed', as you is just so great I feel I can't take it in..yet it is true! I really want to soak in His love and know the truth of His love for me more deeply! Thank you for sharing these words of encouragement about His loving heart..Blessings to you, Dave!


May the amazing grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the extravagant love of God, and the intimate friendship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you. 2 Co. 13:14