Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, to be obedient to Jesus Christ and sprinkled with his blood:
Grace and peace be yours in abundance.
We are officially moved and I once again have internet and am able to use my computer so I can reconnect with the world! Hi!
It has been a wild and crazy ride these last few months and for as much that has taken place there is a mountain that still must be scaled and conquered. I rejoice in what has already been done and sometimes faint at the tasks ahead. I needed a Word from the Lord this morning. I rarely do the “open the Bible and read the page where it falls open”, but I did that this morning. I asked the Lord to encourage me and my Bible fell open to 1 Peter.
I relate to “exiles scattered throughout.” For thirty years we lived in a community where we had established a strong faith base of support. That “band” of believers has surely been scattered. It gives me peace to read, “who have been chosen”. This move has been purposeful; there is a plan, there is a purpose. I feel reassured when I read, “to be obedient.” I am thankful that we have listened and acted upon His “call” to us. And I breathe a great sigh of relief when I read, “Grace and peace be yours in abundance.” Not just fill the cup, but overflowing with grace and peace!!! LOVE IT!
I hear the Lord say to me, “Daughter you have done what I have asked. Continue to trust Me and an ocean of grace and peace will be yours.” That is much needed music to my ears, my heart, my soul and my weary muscles.
If you are struggling with where you are to move in your journey of faith, I hope you find some encouragement from this message today.
GRACE AND PEACE BE YOURS IN ABUNDANCE!