Dec 3, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-Seek Peace

Have you felt discouraged lately? Maybe it's not just one particular thing that is bothering you but several. Sometimes the "several" things add up quick and the next thing we know we become so discouraged. We find ourselves walking in the dry dessert and longing for that refreshment. 

Elijah was like that too. If you remember his story in 1st Kings he had just experienced one of the greatest victories recorded. He challenged hundred of prophets of Baal and he won! Instead of enjoying the spotlight Elijah fled to the dessert and prayed that God might take his life. Talk about going from one extreme to the other???? Elijah went from the mountaintop experience into the valley of despair all in one day! 

Sometimes we are just like that aren't we? We suffer changes of our attitude and when we do it leaves us discouraged. We too need what Elijah needed.....REFRESHMENT. If you recall the story God first gave Elijah sleep and rest under the tree. Then an angel appeared to him with food and water. Eventually Elijah's strength and courage was restored.

The only true source of refreshment is through Christ. Not man, not your Sunday school teacher, not even your Pastor but through Christ. 

We all will experience those wilderness moments. Without the dessert moments in our life we cannot fully appreciate the mountaintop moments. 

 May we depend on Christ to restore our souls and to refresh our spirits as we seek HIS will....(NOT OURS) and accept HIS PEACE.

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy

12 comments:

  1. Great word Cindy. I know in my own life that when a few things pile up on me I tend to forget the mountain that I am usually on. Oh, the humanness of us all! But the Lord let's me know in His gentle way that things are not so bad and that every little thing is going to be alright! :)

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  2. Great message today Cindy.
    Connie Royals

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  3. Great message today Cindy.
    Connie Royals

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  4. Cindy, what a precious post! I love the way you share God's Word...always using Biblical illustrations, but also bring it to the realm where we all live at one time or another. YOU, my friend, are a blessing.

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  5. Peace. sweet peace. Last week was anything but peaceful...but God! :) Thanks for the reminder that my peace comes from Him! Love you, sweet friend!

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  6. Thank you for being a light in my world in ways I cannot express, you are a blessing to me my friend.

    Hugs & love,

    Debbie

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  7. Wonderful post Cindy!! Great words of wisdom!

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  8. Hi Cindy! Oh, peace! I've needed some of that today and God shone through. Praise Him
    hope you're doing well.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  9. Can't imagine life without His peace. Great message Cindy!

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  10. Thankfully I rarely get discouraged. I think it's a gift passed on from my mother. But trusting in the Lord is what always gets us through!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Oh sweet Cindy...hugs and blessings to you and yours as well.
    You always share the greatest messages with us and this one is no exception. Thank you so much and for your kind visit too.
    Happy holiday season,
    FABBY

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy