In our Fruit of the Spirit workshop…we are studying Peace.  Sometimes…in stretching and growing…you are faced with the exact opposite of what you are trying to achieve.  Last week was not peaceful for me.  We had several little issues…that combined, felt like one big issue.  God is faithful though.  Last night in our church service, a dear sister sang these words:

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“Peace, peace, wonderful peace, coming down from the Father above

Sweep over my spirit, forever, I pray…in fathomless billows of love.”

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I needed that.  Others needed it too.

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At one point…a minister in our church stood and testified about fighting back.  Sometimes, we have been through so much in life that we feel too weak to fight.  In truth, we are.  With Gods help though, we can do hard things.  “We wrestle not against flesh and blood…”  Once we realize that truth…we can throw ourselves under the shadow of His wings and He will help us.  I think that sometimes we are afraid to fight back.  We are terrified that things will only get worse.  God is in control.  He will not test us beyond our limits.  Trusting Him…is a must. It’s also one of the hardest things that we will ever do in this life.  Being a human is hard work, isn’t it?  God is always faithful though.  Even when we aren’t.  Talk about love.

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I hope that your Monday is filled with peace, sweet Dirt Roaders.  I hope that if you are fighting a battle of some sort…that you are encouraged to not give up.  God is always way ahead of us.  When we totally hand our hearts to Him…He blazes the trail for us.

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Love from the Farmhouse,

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