Organizing the Inside 365 Days

Empowering Christian Women To Get Organized and Discover God's Plan for Their Lives

Organizing the Inside – Day 357 Take Heart

“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33 (NLT)

Stand courageously for Christ.  Jesus has defeated death, hell and the grave. Christ’s finished work at Calvary gives us the confidence to stand, and the assurance of knowing that we have eternal life. We’ve been redeemed from a life of hopeless destruction. He stands between now and eternity, bridging the gap of time. Having conquered death Jesus is the doorway to eternal life.

Access to a love beyond compare. It is not until we surrender to Christ completely that we can begin to comprehend (although only dimly) what is the height, depth and scope of His glorious love. Strengthen that which remains and set a standard of righteousness that is unwilling to compromise. Refuse to lower your standards to pursue worldly pleasures. And since we are His children, we are His heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share His glory, we must also share His suffering. Romans 8:17 (NLT) Jesus knew we would have conflict in this life, but the certainty and peace we have in the midst of confusion enables you and me to rise above our circumstances and live victoriously through Him.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16 (KJV)

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  Ann wrote @

Dear Liz,
I cried as I read that we will have trials and sorrows, that he tells us this so we will have peace and that He fills the gap between time and eternity. I cried because we just had Emily’s memorial service last night and so all your words played with my heart. I cry because I am in a trial and sorrow right now. I cry with happiness because Emily is in that perfect peace and love of Christ, I cry because I must wait until I am in heaven again to see her and I cry because I must wait to see our Heavenly Father. But everything you wrote this morning will support me as I go along. I am printing this one out and keeping it where I can see it daily. I find it so comforting. Love you!
In His grip,
Your friend,
Ann

  Liz Mason wrote @

Ann, I know that God is filling you with His peace. I understand missing a loved one, but we know that our hope and glory is in the Lord Jesus Christ. We have an assurance that the world can’t begin to comprehend. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord, how awesome is your destiny and mine. Because of that hope we don’t mourn like the world, with tears that are inconsolable. We can rejoice and find comfort in knowing we will see our loved ones again. When mortality puts on immortality we will rejoice together with them. Listen to this song Well Done http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY7HxrZrMxQ and let the words minister to you. It’s very appropriate for the season you’re in now. Our God is so good….His mercy endures forever! I love you with the love of the Lord… Stay strong; your witness and light are a blessing to so many.


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