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Advent {Week 4} ~ PEACE

 

Welcome to the fourth and final week of our Advent study… where we’ll focus on Peace!  In case you didn’t know (haha), it’s officially the last week before Christmas.  People everywhere will be hustling to wrap up their last minute holiday preparations, while trying to maintain some sort of sanity.  Is peace possible in the midst of limited time and last-minute to-do lists?

 

You bet it is {… sigh of relief!}.

 

Finding peace through what the world has to offer is inconsistent and far too dependent on our changing and unstable circumstances.  But internal peace – that peace that comes from knowing Jesus – is lasting.  It’s the real deal.  It’s steady even on busy and imperfect days.  It gives hope to seemingly hopeless situations.  It settles our hearts in the midst of chaos.  It trumps any external peace that we may be seeking, because it fixes our eyes not on what is temporary, but on what is to come.

 

You and I have a choice of what we allow to rule in our hearts this week

 

{If you cannot see this video, you can view it here.}

 

{Weekly Challenge}:  How can you be a “Messenger of Peace” this Christmas season?  Chose one intentional way to follow through with this, and ask someone close to you to keep you accountable.

 

At His feet,

 

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**Knowing that I had a full weekend planned with extended family, I took advantage of some free time and recorded this week’s video last Thursday afternoon.  Little did I know that the nation would be mourning that very next day upon hearing the news of the tragedy in Connecticut.  We at Good Morning Girls continue to pray for God’s peace to comfort the families and all who have been affected by this devastating event.

 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.

In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!

I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33

Recommended reading in response to the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy:

“How Does Jesus Come to Newtown?” ~ John Piper

“Guard Their Hearts…” ~ Sally Clarkson

 

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  1. That scripture is so fitting in the days we live in. Thank you for sharing.

    God bless,
    Jessica @ Proverbs Living

  2. Thank you for this series. It has helped me stay stress free during this season. I will need this one as the week of school draws to a close and my family obligations pick up. May I find peace- which is what my husband wants me to have to enjoy this season.

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