I know I had a post like the one I am about to write, but I couldn’t find it in a timely manner.
Why do I begin and end each post with Shalom?
Shalom is a Hebrew word (I am not Jewish and I do not speak Hebrew). It is so rich in its meaning: nothing broken, nothing missing, contentment, wholeness, harmony, completeness, health, peace, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fulness and rest, free from agitation or discord.
This is what I say to you as I am writing the words.
In the midst of the mess (sometimes our circumstances are really bad) you can have this Shalom.
Jesus Christ offers you and freely gives you Shalom. No strings attached.
Well, let me be truthful it comes with His unfailing love too.
He can take your challenging life and give you peace in return. Again your situation may not change but you can have JOY anyway.
This has been my experience as I walk with him and listen for His voice.
The Message Bible puts it like this: “Are you tired? Worn Out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you will recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me-watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill fitting on you. keep company with me and you will learn to live freely and lightly”.
Those are the words of Jesus from Matthew 11:2728-30.
This is the best offer you will EVER get: Trade your problems for HIS shalom.
How about today? What challenges do you need to trade today? What will you do to encourage someone today?
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