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A thought from Jason
December 20, 2000

A whisper of peace

I'm not good with change. I don't know why, but ever since I was a young kid, change has bothered me. Does it ever bother you? If it doesn't, then I envy you. When change comes my way, I like to point it away from me.

I believe that God introduces change in our lives as road markers for Him to show His working in our lives. I have to admit, at college, things get tough. The constant stress of classes, work and relationships can wear on a person and when a break comes, I normally don't know what to do with myself. Change hits me right in the face and I sit on the ground bewildered saying, "Why is this happening to me?"

The Lord spoke to me the other night in my heart about change. I would like to share it with all of you...

Picture yourself on a road. This road is uncharted and unknown to you. You have no idea where it is going, where you might end upů but then you hear a whisper. The whisper doesn't frighten you; it is soothing to the ear. Your listen closely and you hear it again. The whisper then becomes a light and you see the creator of your life. He smiles at you and offers you His hand.

You have never felt such a warm comfort feeling when you held His hand. You even felt like you could forget what was behind you and just be with Him. Then He points at a spot that only He could illuminate. A place of change. A place that will be tough for you. A place that if you go it alone, you will fail. He came to you at the right time. All you need to do is allow Him to hold your hand as you cross the path of uncertainty. Then He told you just before you went through the path, " I am your peace, when things aren't peaceful. I never change. I am your constant".

Just think about that again. Whenever change hits you, ask yourself who is my constant? You, by yourself, cannot be your own constant because you are human. And the other 5 billion people who make up this world can't be your constant because they're human too. But I can tell you who supplies every bit of peace and direction you need.

His name: Jesus Christ. His mission: to be with you always through everything. "Everything" is His favorite word for you. You mean everything to Him. He wants to be everything to you and He desires to guide you through everything.

So, do you hear Him whispering? He's whispering your name and He's got everything under control. That's one thing I find so fascinating about God. When I lose control, and I've just now realized that I never have things under controlů I just think I do until change comes. But, unlike me, He's got everything under control.

I just wanted to share that with you, Jesus is your constant peace. He's your constant director. He loves you. And He wants your hand. So when you feel a change in your life, know that God wants you to know that He is your peace, even when things aren't peaceful. He is your constant when things are conditional.

Jesus will never leave you; in fact, He's watching you right now. That's right, stop now and think about that. He's watching your every thought and every word to see how He can talk to you today. He watches you; not to point out your mistakes or sins, He watches you because He is so much in love with you, that if He lost you, it would mean everything to Him. You mean everything to Him. Reach for His hand, He wants to hold you forever. And He will whisper His thoughts to you. Jesus has everything under control, so live in that peace today.

1 Peter 1:13, " therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Just a thought, fix your eyes on the grace of God, isn't it amazing that problems with change seem to fade away when we think about that? Jesus wants to bring you that peace in your heart, let Him do it now. Take a moment and ask God to help you with any change that you might be experiencing. He wants to talk to you so badly. Let Him whisper to you. He died and rose again so that He might be able to do exactly that. He loves you. Never forget that.

Have a blessed day.... Jason

Continued later...

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