HOW TO BE CALM IN YOUR SOUL. Peace in the soul is a matter of focus. If we focus on building our personal kingdom instead of the kingdom of God, we will have a life of anxiety. If we focus on establishing the kingdom of God, our lives will overflow with peace.
A BETTER NEW YEAR: We have four good “new year’s resolutions” from this important passage: 1. Get rid of debt. 2. Get busy loving those around you. 3. Be aware of what God is doing. 4. Get dressed in the attitude of Christ. Putting these resolutions in practice will make a better year.
BEST SERVED COLD: One of the reasons Jesus arrived was to show us what to do with vengeance. He taught us to forego it. He taught that we do well to replace evil with good. By doing so, our own lives get much better.
BARBECUED BEEF FROM GOD: God celebrates our return to him always. It doesn’t matter how sordid we’ve been nor how judgmental and self-righteous we’ve been; he always welcomes us back. So let’s come back to him today.