Wednesday, March 23, 2011


"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will."  Romans 12:2
Have you ever noticed how many scriptures you read in the Bible that talk about renewal, transformation, being new?  The moon is new each quarter; in the fall and winter, plants fade off and seem to die, by pruning them, those same plants and flowers will renew and transform into their God given beauty in the spring and summer.

I think God wants us to be like that.  Continually renewing ourselves in Him.  In her book "Jesus Calling," Sarah Young, writing as the voice of God, says:
"Refresh yourself in the Peace of My Presence.  This Peace can be your portion at all times and in all circumstances."
Oh how amazing it is to KNOW that in each and every way, no matter what struggles are going on in our lives, no matter the heartbreak we might face, no matter how BIG something may seem, God promises us that we can always find Peace in Him, we only need to seek His presence.

Heavenly Father, Thank You.  Thank you for the peace that you give to me in my life; thank you for reminding me to daily renew myself in Your Presence.  Thank you for loving me, and reminding me each and every day, that being in Your Presence, makes You happy.  It certainly makes me happy too!