“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Friday, March 21, 2014


"You will keep him in perfect peace, 
whose mind is stayed on You, 
because he trusts in You. 
(Isaiah 26.3, NKJV)

My previous blog post spoke about surrendering our lives to Jesus
Christ even when we find ourselves in horrible circumstances. This does not just apply to the broken-hearted or people with disabilities or incurable diseases: It is imperative that everyone give their lives to Christ with complete abandon. In Him is perfect joy, perfect peace. Tears of sorrow and tears of joy can simultaneously flow together. I know this from personal experience.

So often during times of terrible attacks of disease when multiple sclerosis ravaged my body, I would be awakened in the middle of night to discover a presence. It was Him. He would speak to my anguished soul: "Be not afraid, I AM with you." Perfect peace would descend on me cutting through the fear that occupied my heart.

"My soul yearns for you in the night;
In the morning my spirit longs for you."
(Isaiah 26.9.)

When daylight came the fading fragrance of the Comforter still lingered like perfume and I found myself desiring Christ's overwhelming and vivid presence to engulf me once again in perfect peace.

Give your life daily to Jesus Christ and rest in His perfect peace that transcends the storms of this life. 

[Click on the image below for Laura Story's song "Perfect Peace" or go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmFd0MvU7zo ]

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