Total fulfillment only comes from total commitment.
Great peace have they which love Thy Law.
Jesus fulfilled ALL the Law AND the Prophets.
Total peace will only come from total commitment.
Jesus is the Prince of Peace and He came not to do his own will but the will of the Father who set him.
God gives special blessings to those who are humble enough to lay down their own thoughts, ways and life and seek Him first in all ways.
Come near to God, and He will come near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
God gives more grace – Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will exalt (lift) you up.
“God opposes the proud
but shows favor to the humble.”
You will never find what you are looking for in the people and things of this world. We do not use people and things to fulfill us but rather we are here to serve one another in the Love of the Lord.
If, not when, people or situations disappoint you, it is to your advantage because you have a unique opportunity to grow in the grace of God. Remember the Scripture instructs,
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’
This is a holy promise uttered from the mouth of God to the prophet Jeremiah while Jeremiah was still in confinement under guard.
Jesus says that if you will ONLY BELIEVE you shall see the glory of God. True fulfillment comes from total commitment. Love is the language, attraction and energizing force of commitment, living in devotion to please the lover.
The Father SO LOVED us that He sent Jesus to purchase us with the sinless blood of his life on the cross and in the wisdom of Proverbs, it is Written:
“My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you peace and prosperity.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.”
Again, be thankful and praise the Lord for He is giving you all that you need to be the child of His creation and special favor. He is giving you ample time and opportunities to grow in love and knowledge of Him. Look to Him and live! Look at everything else from the perspective of the Risen Savior as Lord of Life –Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Almighty Father Creator of the Universe and all that is therein. Only God in Christ Jesus can supply your needs.
Now whenever a parent, a friend, a roommate, a coworker or a spouse can not or will not meet your needs, learn to look it as an advantage – an opportunity to grow – as you seek your Father to supply your needs in Christ Jesus who fulfilled ALL. See these human failings and weaknesses for what they are = for no person can possibly remedy the longing heart of another. We are created for only One and He is the only One that can fulfill us for we are His creation! Even in the most trying circumstances when people let you down, humble yourselves before the Lord and He will lift you up. Don’t be angered or hurt by the people for they are just being people but let God be Lord of your life. Learn to view the human failing as an opportunity to see God as your provider, your go-to-it counselor and the only One who completely understands and wants to make your life a blessing to others. Only the deepest desire seeks to please and be pleasing. Then you will know the heart of compassion that sent Jesus to the earth. Total peace will come as you walk with the Lord as your reference in life, not feelings, not other people’s opinions but His purpose for your being.
“Serve each other with humble spirits for God gives special blessings to those who are humble.”
Lord, I want to live a consecrated life of prayer and thanksgiving before You… guide me with Your Spirit today…Help us Lord to seek first You and Your Kingdom as we bow humbly before Your throne in love at the feet of the Prince of Peace and may the Holy Spirit rest like a dove in His peace on our whole spirit, soul and body this Day Amen.