“Carpe diem” in English means seize the day. There are days that we set aside in society for celebration. Thanksgiving is one of those days to seize. Every year we collect our thoughts and summarize all the things that we are thankful for. This year I am thankful more than anything for God’s peace.
God’s peace allows us to be at rest in our hearts against all the stress and strife that life can bring us. I believe that most of the time we are the architects of our own problems. We allow our minds to create issues in our lives that we struggle with.
Studies show that 1 in 5 Americans are on at least one type of drug to treat some type of psychological disorder. Prescription drugs like Prozac, Xanax and Zoloft are almost as common in the medicine cabinet as aspirin. I am the first to admit that I too have taken prescription drugs in my past to deal with issues in my life.
The items on the list are endless concerning the things that we can be diagnosed with for a medicated medical cure. We are too sad or we are too happy. We eat too much or we eat too little. The world is way too large for us to cope with, or the walls are closing in making our world way too small. We are too tired or we have too much energy. We have too much anxiety or we are too listless and uninterested. The list is endless.
I am not saying that medicines do not help or that there is anything wrong with treating any of these issues. What I am saying is that I believe that the peace of God is a cure for whatever ails you. Jesus tells us in John 14:27 – My peace I give unto you – not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
God’s peace will allow you to spend each day living for everything, and expecting nothing.
There is so much to be thankful for that we sometimes forget life’s greatest treasures. Be thankful for the love of a spouse, and the love of your children. Daily thanks for lazy rainy days, cozy nights by the fireplace, and crunchy snow under your feet. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets with clouds that dance across the sky. The words “I love you” being the greatest gift that we can ever give or receive.
Be thankful today for God’s peace and receive God’s greatest “I love you” in Christ Jesus.
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Beautifully said! God’s gifts of grace, mercy, forgiveness and peace flood our lives with blessings every single day. Happy Thanks-giving Day.
Thanks Kelly and thanks for sharing of God’s love and mercy at http://kellyjgrace.com/ . In Christ, Darrell
This was a great post! Thanks for sharing it! 😀 God bless you for writing these. I liked this post so much I put it on my blog.
I posted something like this about ‘fear’.
You can check it out here ->http://mirandasmissionwithapurpose.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/nofear/
Thank you Miranda and thanks for sharing your post – Blessings in Christ, Darrell
I love you too Darrell. Thank you.
Thank you . . . Blessings to you this Holiday season. In Christ, Darrell 🙂
Amen Darrell, our LORD JESUS mercy is new every morning. Blessings to you and Gracie ❤
Thank you Belinda, Gracie says hi 🙂 and Merry Christmas – Great to hear from you. IN Christ, Darrell
Great article Darrell. 🙂 Good reminder to give thanks in all things.
I am thankful God did not abandon me when I abandoned Him. I am thankful for family and friends – for the many people I have met and worked with in our online ministries. 🙂
Hope you enjoyed Thanksgiving!
Thank you brother. Blessings to you this Christmas Season. Thanks for sharing. Praying for your ministry. In Christ, Darrell 🙂
I almost lost my mind thinking so much about what happened to me this past weeks but Thanks to my mother who stands by my side during my darkest hours, she prayed for me and for them and she never gets angry about what he did to me, and we asked the :Lord to forgive what I have done and laid all the burdens to our Dear Lord, for now I having peace of mind and Thanks God for not letting me lose my mind..Amen ..