James, in his epistle, tells us that if we fail to love our neighbor, that’s on the same level as committing murder or adultery. If I size someone up as not being my neighbor because of the color of their skin, or where they are socially or economically, I have blown it. I’ve missed the point.
You can open your Bible to any book, chapter, and verse, and God will have spoken. It’s all God’s perfect word. And at the end of the Bible there stands a giant exclamation point carrying the message, I have spoken.
It is only by yielding up my perception of peace and allowing God to disturb it that I can find out what real, deep, abiding peace is all about.
You have within you today a rare and precious gift. It’s powerful in that it shapes your own heart and creates joy while also giving witness to others of the goodness of the God you serve. It’s the rare and valuable gift of gratitude.
God has everything you really need, and he’s quite generous. But he wants you to stop scheming and start praying. When pray, God delights to say yes.