For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. – Jeremiah 29:11
I want to look at the original Hebrew word and meaning for peace. It means so much more than what you may think…
Peace – shalowm (shaw-lome’) or shalom (shaw-lome’): safe, well, happy, health, prosperity, favor, rest, perfect peace.
Sometimes in our Christian life when things do not go our way or we are going through many trials we think that God is out to get us. We think that He might be angry and that our trial is a punishment.
Well, that is simply not true. It is a lie from the enemy to draw us away from the One Who loves us more than His own life. We will always have trials and struggles. That is the price of living in a sinful world. However, we can be assured that God wants us to have a wonderful future. Not only here on earth, but when we get to Heaven.
While we are here, He is always showing us grace and giving us provision. He gave us His Word so that we may have a happy and peaceful life. Many of us do not take the time to even read all that He has given us and wants to give us. You will never know if you don’t take the time to read the love letter that He has left for you.
God has also made a way for our futures in Heaven to be greater. He gives us opportunities to store up treasures in Heaven. We will receive treasures for good deeds and obedience to His Word. Every time we witness to someone, give, help, love, show mercy, be compassionate, feed the hungry, cloth the naked, give water to the thirsty, and obey His Word we are storing up treasure that we will have for eternity.
I don’t know about you, but I want to go home to a whole lot of treasure. Treasure that no moth, thief, or devil can ever take from me.
Daddy God, thank You very much for loving me and giving me so many opportunities to have joy here on earth and prosperity in Heaven. Thank You for being such a generous, loving, kind, compassionate, and wonderful Father. I am overwhelmed by Your great love for me. Help me to live each day on purpose and to notice the opportunities that You give me to share Your great love with others. I love You, Daddy. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
In His Love and Service,
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