As you start your week I want to simply pass on a message of peace, hope, and inspiration. 

It may very well be that you have recently received news that was unfavorable. You may have been diagnosed with something that has caused you pain. You may have recently lost a love one. You may be hurting from how someone has treated you. You may be down because of an unnecessary comment someone made to you. You may be wondering what the future is for your family. 

Or it may be that you are doing very well today. Maybe there are some new opportunities ahead. Perhaps you are in great health and feel good too. Hopefully you are in a place where you are experiencing the blessing of marriage, or of friendships and by Gods grace you are encouraged by the unity of the Lord’s people from our gathering yesterday!  

In whatever state you find yourself in to day. I hope the following passages can give you peace as you start your week. 

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:6-7

“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.

14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” – Colossians 3:12-15

May your weeks be blessed as you live the Spirit-filled life that called has called us to. It is a life full of challenges, but as we walk with God let us always be thankful for his presence and work in our lives.