Friday, August 28, 2009

Seek Peace and Pursue It


















"Depart from evil, and do good; Seek peace, and pursue it." Psalm 34:14

We live in difficult times. My weekend challenge for each of us is to: "Seek peace and pursue it." With the dynamics in some of our families this may be quite the challenge. Let us make the commitment and leave the problems and excuses at the feet of Jesus.

Seeking peace in all situations,

Andrea

32 comments:

Diane said...

Your post came at a good time. It's so easy to lose one's peace. Thank you!

momstheword said...

Thank you for this lovely reminder. Have a great weekend!

Denise said...

Amen, amen.

koralee said...

I so agree..we all need to seek peace in these times....thank you for always ...so faithfully leaving a comment on my blog...I appreciate your thoughtfulness and your so devoted love for Our Heavenly FATHER!

An Imperfect Perfection said...

Very nice.....I feel your request at the core of my being and I promise...I will be seeking peace! I wish peace for you, too!

E @ Scottsville said...

That's funny... This week I made an attempt at peace with an old friend. It got me NOWHERE and I was told that I was a fake, but God knew my heart and HE told me to 'attempt', therefore I did. The rest is in His hands. Who knows, maybe a small seed was planted. Maybe it takes time. But nevertheless, I was obedient. Now I wait.

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

We have experienced the most hectic and stressful week possible this week, yet I feel completely at peace. It must be because God stepped in and helped with both finances and health issues with two family members. What is there to worry about if God is there to handle the hard stuff?

Terri Tiffany said...

Will do! A much needed reminder. I'm actually feeling it this morning as we made a minor decision and it feels right--finally!

sarah said...

wow. that pic of the horses on the beach is a great motivator to seek peace. I'm in. thanks. Sarah

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

This is too true. I think everyone has had a very hectic week and so many kids have left to attend schools this year. I pray for all of us to find that peace that passes all understanding and I hope we can all find a quiet place to reflect on God's word this weekend.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

the girl in the green scarf said...

you are so right, we need to seek peace in every second in our lives...thanks for reminding us, all, this!:)..
and yes, I enjoyed every single second in New York, I hope I'll go back there soon...:)
God bless!<><

Gotta Have Faith said...

Thank you for those kind words, I will try to keep that in mind and seek peace where ever I can find it. I have been able to be much more lately and the peace I feel from my wife and children is a blessing and a miracle. I feel like a member of the family again after being gone so much the past year.

Thank you,

Steve

Christine said...

I am always pleased when I see your name pop up in my comment box.
Seeking peace is what I try to do each day,
singing, praying, listening, and helping.
Thank you for reminding us to seek peace.

Silver said...

Seen some of your older posts..as usual, you are such a loving prayer warrior and all those who have been touched by your love, knows your warmth. blessings to you, andrea.

~Silver

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Amen!

Sea Glass said...

Andrea, Wehn I believe that I have experienced the second worse week of my life, I am working on pulling the peace in my heart of not being angry and hurt. Thank you for reminding me to quiet and find the peace.

Hope said...

Amen! I do love being reminded of this verse, Thank you!
♥Hope

Laura said...

I'm seeking...

RCUBEs said...

And that peace comes from the Lord Jesus...no one else. Have a great weekend to you sister and thank you always for your prayers and friendship! Love you in Christ. Hope you're getting some rest in-between the busy planning! :)

Saleslady371 said...

Peace is the key for sure. I'm with you on that! Have a nice weekend.

Rachel Follett said...

"Seek peace and pursue it." I like it and I will definitely be doing just that this weekend. Hope you have a great one!

BTW: Thanks for all your comments this week!

Loren said...

Peace ~ that passes all understanding
Peace ~ Jesus promises that what HE gives us
Peace ~ a fruit of the Spirit......
Yes may we all experience all of each that the Lord has for us in these and so much more as the list could go on and on.....
Love you

Chester said...

Great scripture. I think the key word is seek which means to ACTIVELY pursue. It doesn't just happen, we need to make the effort to pursue it.
Good to remember in difficult times.
Chester's Mom ;0=)

Courtney said...

These are such great words of wisdom. I'll definitely do my best to keep them in mind. Thanks for sharing.

Connie Arnold said...

Thank you, Andrea, for the scripture and your challenge. It is a great reminder of the peace that comes from Jesus. May you be blessed always with that peace!

Sarah Dawn said...

Andrea,

Thank you for storming the gates with me. It is an honor and privilege to battle with you today. I will be warring on my knees this week for you and your precious family. As I was praying, I felt led to pray this verse over your health .. "I will listen closely to God's words. I wll not let them out of my sight - I will keep them within my heart, for they are life to all who find them and health for the whole body." (Proverbs 4:20-22)

May your light break forth like the morning, and your healing spring forth speedily - Isaiah 58:8

Blessings to you,
Sarah Dawn

Crown of Beauty said...

Seek peace and pursue it, what a timely reminder, dear Andrea.

I have been praying for you.

You were in my heart as I read this post from a dear blog friend. It will warm your heart:

http://www.job1925helives.com/2009/08/shes-back.html

Love you!

Lidj

christy rose said...

Amen! Finding peace is the result of laying our efforts at His feet! Whoo Hoo!

Daveda said...

Hi Andrea, Thanks so much for coming by my blog. It is wonderful to make new friends.I look forward to getting to know :)

I am so glad Jesus left us His peace!

Mary Moss said...

Praying you through September and beyond, by dear sister friend.

K. L. Kraemer said...

Reading blogs like this help keep me focused on the One who gives peace within even in times of trouble. Thanks for the opportunity to read and share. Really a nice blog; I'm going to put your code on my blog.

~Renee'~ said...

thank you so much for this, I have been so hard on myself since my Great Aunt Passed 2 years ago, and this is helping me.