๐Ÿ”ณ ๐ŸŒธ PEACE ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’ 

I strongly believe we need this more than ever in our lives, families, nation and the world at large. We are in a time where the bubbles are really bursting and there is a true revelation of our contents. I read a blog post on some of the challenges in some homes at the moment. It has been a true test of how solid/grounded these homes really are.

Some of these folks are those who literarily had little time to spend at home due to the nature of their jobs, businesses, etc. But with the current shut down, the real content of what their marriages really is has come to full display. Also, you get to read posts and comments of some folks waiting for this to end already. And some just waiting for this to be over with, so they can get a divorce. It’s sad how things can turn out to be if we leave it unguarded for a long time yeah.

Another scenario is having to know that there is even something called Claustrophobia i.e. fear of restriction (paraphrased). It’s rather strange but then it is true. I saw a funny status update recently too. It stated, “check on your friends who are travel lovers if they are okay” (paraphrased). As funny as that sounds, someone might actually be struggling with that for real. There have been so many things put on display on social media at this time. But when I look at it, it makes me really ask myself “are we really maintaining peace and calm in all this” or are we all lost in, just letting this time pass by already. Sighs

For me, this has been pretty unexpected and on some days I just find it hard to wrap my head around how we got here all of a sudden – the mandatory isolation and shut down. You know some folks before now, loved their jobs so much, they hardly took time off. But with the current pandemic, we all had to take a break gracefully. ๐Ÿ˜

But in it all, I want us to remember this text which was what came to mind before I wrote this writeup And has been recalling in my heart for a while now.

The verse is:

Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]

John 14:27 (AMP)

If there is anything I would love us to hold on to in this passing phase. I call it a passing phase because I know someday it will end and it will become history. But what will sustain us through this phase is His Peace.

Yes, it’s His peace that will sustain us and nothing else. When the children of Israel came face to face with the Red sea, even when they knew Pharaoh and his men were also on a chase for them. It was the posture of peace (Stillness; Calmness; Trust in God) that led them into their victory. Moses had to remind them (the Israelites) of this. And it was after this, God told Moses what to do and yes He came through for them! (Exodus 14: 28-31; AMP)

Do read these verses:

Vs 14: The Lord will fight for you while you [only need to] keep silent and remain calm.โ€

Vs 15: The Lord said to Moses, โ€œWhy do you cry to Me? Tell the sons of Israel to move forward [toward the sea].

Vs 16: As for you, lift up your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, so that the sons of Israel may go through the middle of the sea on dry land.

Exodus 14:14โ€ญ-โ€ฌ16 (AMP)

There is so much to glean from in Exodus 14. Do read the entire chapter and preceding chapters for better understanding at your leisure. ๐Ÿค—

We need His peace and we can only find this peace in Christ Jesus. It’s a call for us, to receive this invitation even as we celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ in this Easter season. Let’s open up to Him and bid Him in, even as He has been long before now knocking on the door of our hearts (Revelations 3:20). Allow Him entry into your heart, every compartment, and facet of our lives. Only in Him do we have Peace. (Matthew 11:28) ๐Ÿ™Œ

So while we get busy trying to get past this time. And we being involved in one challenge or the other. It’s my challenge to us today that we should maintain Peace; Calmness; Stillness and watch how God will act in return for our obedience to maintain Peace in Him.

It’s a call back home for us and I do pray that we sincerely maintain this calm He is beckoning on our heart to bear. Amen.

HAPPY EASTER. โค

๐ŸŒธ#HCCounsels#๐ŸŒด

40 Comments Add yours

  1. gifted50 says:

    I accept your challenge…I will update…

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    1. Yay. Glad to know this sis. I look forward to your update on it. โค

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      1. gifted50 says:

        I keep reminding my kids to make the 11 things about me…nothing yet!!
        I think they are afraid to tell the truth, lolol

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        1. Smiles. Awww. ๐Ÿ˜
          Or they are simply taking their time to. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        2. gifted50 says:

          Well, they are concerned with only their social network…

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        3. Lol. I can imagine. Maybe if that is out of the picture, they would remember that. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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        4. gifted50 says:

          Maybe If I promise not to feed them…

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        5. Lol. Like they would just come up with a dozen of the earlier. ๐Ÿ˜
          Chuckles..

          Children are amazing and just their own drama on display. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. jesusluvsall says:

    The peace that surpasses all understand is what Jesus will give us ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Taiwo says:

    Love this ma
    May God’s peace forever abide with us
    Thank you ma and stay safe

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    1. Smiles. Thank you sis. โค
      Amen. And with you too.
      You are welcome. Do stay safe too. ๐Ÿค—

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  4. Michelle says:

    Amen! I agree that we must have peace during this difficult time. We have to hold on to hope and ask God to give us peace. Lovely post! I enjoyed the verses you shared, too. ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. Yes ma’am. We need it most in this trying time. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much. Smiles, I’m glad knowing you do. ๐Ÿค—โค

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  5. I surely cannot do without that peace of God. I need it every day, because I am not a nice person and I can be very mean at times, and my family do not need this side of me ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Smiles. We do need His peace more than ever. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes, we need to keep our minds in His peace daily.
      Smiles. We all have our often not too nice times but then we keep getting better and thankfully we have the Holy Spirit to aid us through it always.
      We are surely on our way to being better with Him. Hugs. ๐Ÿค—โค

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  6. Israel says:

    Thanks… Nice piece

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    1. Thanks Israel. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  7. JayD says:

    Awesome.. I’m truly blessed

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    1. Smiles. I’m really glad knowing you are. Thanks Jayd. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  8. ecohorizons says:

    God is in everyone and everything, after the winter comes the spring ,
    The bells of joyย  start to ring ,
    Rebirth of livelihood is a wonderfulย  thing ,

    ย  The divine is here , there and everywhere,
    For all of us , God would care ,
    Dare to believe that life is fair ,

    In the darkness of the night,
    Stars could be shining bright,
    The moonlight showsย  up on sight ,
    Being from the divine light ,
    Things are marvelousย  and white,
    With God , by your side , nothing to fear and nothing to fright,
    Gather in love and with the almighty God unite ,
    Our powers we gather and
    May almighty God ,ย  the warm flames of justice and love in the world ignite

    ย ย ย 

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    1. Smiles. Thank you so much for the poem. It captions the current happening and knowing we have hope even after all this is over because we have God in it with us. ๐Ÿค—

      May I know your name please? ๐Ÿ™‚

      And thanks for the link above too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. ecohorizons says:

        Sure , you could get to know …
        My name is Wael ูˆุงุฆู„ …

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        1. Smiles. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚
          It’s nice getting to know your name.

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  9. Dawn says:

    The peace of God is priceless. Knowing He is with us and that He is in control gives me great peace. You brought up an interesting fact about relationships. Iโ€™m sure many who donโ€™t have good relationships with family are struggling during this time. Hopefully there will be healing and relationships will get better. Thanks little sister. ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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    1. Yes it is big sis. Absolutely.
      Sighs. Yes sis, it has been a trying time for some relationships. I do hope and pray it brings about a positive change and both parties work at making it work. ๐Ÿ™
      Amen. This is my prayer too: That it should get better. You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—
      Thank you. โคโค

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      1. Dawn says:

        Youโ€™re welcome. Iโ€™m glad the Lord helps us. โค๏ธ

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        1. Smiles. Yes sis.
          I hope you are staying safe? ๐Ÿค—โค

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        2. Dawn says:

          Yes I am! โ˜บ๏ธ

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        3. Glad to know this. โค

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  10. gaillovesgod says:

    God has definitely called us into a time out… around the world. I pray you are staying safe and well, Herry. A very consoling writing.
    I have nominated you for the Vincent Ehindero Blogger Award. Please do not feel obligated to participate. Just sharing a little of God’s love you way. Stay safe. God loves you!
    https://gaillovesgod.blog/2020/04/18/vincent-ehindero-blogger-award-4-6-2020/

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    1. Yes ma’am He has. Amen, I am actually. Hope you are too?.
      Smiles. I’m glad to know it is. All thanks to God for His words. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Smiles. Thank you so much ma’am. I do appreciate it. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. gaillovesgod says:

        PTL! So glad He allowed me to share ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. Smiles. ๐Ÿค—โค

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  11. Robert says:

    Thanks for the post! And good to “meet” you on Zoom today! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You are welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Smiles. It was for me too. My regards to your wife and the cute baby. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  12. Lydia Potter says:

    Great to meet you on Zoom! Looking forward to your upcoming posts!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The same here dear. ๐Ÿค—
      Aww.. ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks dear. โค

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  13. Yes big bro. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™‚

    P.S: Sorry I just checked my spam and saw your message in it. ๐Ÿ˜“

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