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Organizing the Inside – Day 356 Strong Through the Storm

2But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 4The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Psalm 1:2-4 (KJV)

After a huge storm you look around and see many fallen trees.  The weaker ones never stood a chance, they too are utterly destroyed. Their roots had not grown deep and secure. Even the trees you once thought appeared majestic and strong are now torn apart by strong winds. But, as you survey the damage you find that not every tree has fallen. The trees which are like the trees of Lebanon have not been moved. Their roots are deep, with trunks that are 20 feet or more in circumference. Palm trees are also known for their strength and long life. They stand tall and live long, having been through many storms over the years they continue to flourish. When the storm’s winds are raging they’re known to sway and bend but they do not break. The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Psalm 92:12 (KJV)

Strong Christians are rooted in the Word of God; they stand tall through the storms. A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Psalm 91:7 (KJV) They have been planted by the Lord Himself; they grow deep roots in Him by spending more time in His Word. There they find strength and life-sustaining nourishment to stay firmly planted through both triumph and trials. Discover the joy of growing deep roots in Christ. Experience the unshakable confidence of knowing you shall not be moved. Make spending quality time reading, meditating and remembering God’s Word a top ranking priority every day.

The trees of the LORD are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that He planted. Psalm 104:16 (NIV)

Organizing the Inside – Day 75 Who Can Comprehend God’s Love?

1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
His love endures forever.
2Give thanks to the God of gods.
His love endures forever.
3Give thanks to the Lord of lords:
His love endures forever.
4to him who alone does great wonders,
His love endures forever.
5who by his understanding made the heavens,
His love endures forever.
23to the One who remembered us in our low estate His love endures forever.
24and freed us from our enemies,
His love endures forever.
25and who gives food to every creature.
His love endures forever.
26Give thanks to the God of heaven.
His love endures forever. 
~Psalm 136:1-5, 23-26

The love that God gives is eternal.
There is nothing on earth that can compare.  Human love is limited. We are unaware of all the universe and cannot understand all the mysteries of life; nor can we comprehend the limitless boundaries of God’s presence. Yet by faith we can embrace this love that will surround and protect us when we need Him the most.

His love is perfect, yet our love is flawed.
Love between humans is like a dim light that reflects only a glimmer of God’s love. We cannot comprehend the height or the depth or the width or the strength of a love so pure. We each are born longing for this love, when we find it; it is like a hidden treasure that we searched for among the ruins of life.

God’s love is simply too wonderful to understand. Yet in His infinite wisdom He somehow made it accessible for us to experience and share.

Day 34- A Place We Can Find True Rest

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone: my hope comes from Him.  ~Psalm 62:5

Where does your soul find rest?  True rest can only be found in God.  While some people find comfort in knowing that they have a steady job, some trust in the weapons they carry because that makes them feel safe, while others tend to rest in all kinds of things they feel make them secure.

Do you have a place that seems especially peaceful?  I love the sound of the ocean and watching the waves steadily crashing the shore. But there is no place like being in the arms of the one who loves me more than I can comprehend.  God wants us to know the rest that He gives.  We don’t have to wait until we get to heaven, because Christ lives on the inside of us we can experience God’s rest today.  The Holy Spirit teaches us how to rest in Him, because He is the ultimate comforter.

It’s clear that an absence of noise doesn’t necessarily mean you have peace, but the presence of the Holy Spirit definitely will calm your heart, and if you trust Him you will experience the only true rest that comes through knowing His abiding love.