Resurrection lilies-Sheryl Smith 2018
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live. (Deut. 30:19)
Lord, the hate speech and desire to continue the war against You, Your principles, and Your people is a worry I’d like to hand to You. It seems ever present around me in every news source. I know all I can do is try not to spew any back, but live in peace and speak peace and Your love to all. But it still bothers me a lot. Would You help me to deal with the worry or anxiety which I know is not of You? Let me have the mind which is in Christ Jesus. Jesus even knew what was coming for Him. It wasn’t a “what if” yet He lived in the moment loving and teaching. Even when the evil came He maintained peace and forgave. Will You direct my heart and mind in this way?
“Peace daughter. I said there would be tribulation in the world, but that I had overcome it. I left peace as a gift to My people. Your time on earth is brief and people have made it hard because the enemy was loosed to roam the earth. My cross overcomes him for My people. You can be free, triumphant and at peace even in tribulation if you walk with Me and know this is but a moment in My eternal plan for you. Look past what seems to loom in your now or near future to the glory set before you seated with Christ. You have a choice to be swamped in the now of what may be real or may only be ‘what ifs,’ or you can choose life and joy and peace. I have urged My people from the beginning to choose life.”
Lord, I want to choose life. Remind me Holy Spirit to always hand over the “what ifs” as they arise. I love You, Lord.