Since the launching of FUSE a few months ago (wow ... has it been two months already?) I've had many conversations in the Refinery before and after our worship services that have had this common theme: I Need Peace!
17th Century poet George Herbert penned a poem entitled "The Pulley" that explains how God desires to pull us to Himself. Our Creator has given the human race countless blessings. Strength, beauty, and wisdom are just a few. But He did withhold one blessing with the intention that we would come to Him in search of it.
The fact that we yearn for this gift is evidence that it exists. C.S. Lewis reminds us that we aren’t born with desires that cannot be fulfilled. Hunger exists and so does food. Thirst exists and so does water. A spiritual void exists and so does God.
The Scripture below teaches us how we can experience peace:
"Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God's peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)
My prayer for us is that we put this verse into practice by continuously trusting God as we tell Him what we need AND thank Him for all He has done throughout our day.
"And now may God, who gives us his peace, be with you all. Amen." Romans 15:33 (NLT)
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In this three-week teaching series, based on his new book,
REFUEL, Pastor Doug Fields offers an uncomplicated, realistic and
sustainable plan to consistently draw closer to God. All you have to
do is: Stop, Be Quiet, Make a Connection.