Words from the Heart for Tuesday February 28th, 2017
The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
Psalm 29:11 (NKJV)
The Lord and His People
There is obviously a direct link between strength and peace. Without knowing the Lord is strong enough for our challenge, it would be very hard to have peace. He promises strength to us. We are His people. Fear, anxiety, and unrest can all be washed away as our hearts are filled with that authentic peace.
Historians have traditionally grouped First Nations in Canada according to the six main geographic areas of the country as it exists today. The Woodland First Nations lived in dense boreal forest in the eastern part of the country. Iroquoian First Nations, inhabited the southernmost area, a fertile land suitable for planting corn, beans and squash. Plains First Nations, lived on the grasslands of the Prairies. Plateau First Nations’ geography ranged from semi-desert conditions in the south to high mountains and dense forest in the north. Pacific Coast First Nations, had access to abundant salmon and shellfish and the gigantic red cedar for building huge houses. The harsh environment of the First Nations of the Mackenzie and Yukon River Basins consisted of dark forests, barren lands and the swampy terrain known as muskeg.
If you’ve ever been given a task to complete, you know the peace you have when you feel you have the tools to accomplish it. If you don’t have the strength or the tools for the job, the best advice I can give you is to plan what you need to be successful, whether it is training or supplies or finances. Then get going on obtaining them all. You may be surprised at how easy the task becomes and how confident you will be at accomplishing it. Why do I tell you all of this? Because it’s a Biblical principle. Psalm 29:11 says “The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.” There is a reason why David ties strength and peace together. In the spiritual realm, whenever we have the strength to be the person God wants us to be, whenever we have all we need to live a godly life and to stand up for Christ no matter what it costs us, we will have peace. I have met many believers who have been persecuted and imprisoned for their faith and to a man and woman they testify that God’s strength was sufficient and His peace was experienced moment by moment. When we are walking in faith with the absolute assurance that the Lord has supernaturally empowered us, we will experience a deep peace that is beyond human comprehension. His strength always assures us of His peace.
These have been words from the heart.