W4U

A prayer for peace

A prayer for peace

Here is a prayer for peace: ‘Lord, Your Word says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee.” Your Word says, “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace” (Psalm 29:11 NIV 2011 Edition).

Bob Gass

September 27th, 2017

No comments

Shalom

Shalom

The Hebrew word for peace is shalom. And apart from God it will always remain a pipe dream, a philosophical fantasy, or a tantalizing fish that is just beyond your bait and hook. Marriages go awry and fall apart because we look to an imperfect mate to give us the perfect ...

Bob Gass

June 16th, 2017

No comments

OPERATING BY THE PEACE RULE

OPERATING BY THE PEACE RULE

If you don’t have peace about it, don’t proceed! Often peace is all God will give you to let you know whether you’re in or out of His will. So how can you operate by the peace rule? “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t ...

Bob Gass

April 23rd, 2017

No comments

Don’t proceed without peace

Don’t proceed without peace

When your thoughts, actions, and plans are approved by God, He’ll confirm it by giving you an inner ‘knowing’ (see 1 John 2:20). The Bible says: ‘Let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with ...

Bob Gass

January 12th, 2017

No comments

He’s Saying the Same to You

He’s Saying the Same to You

One of the first things Jesus did after His resurrection was to go looking for the disciples who’d failed Him so badly. ‘On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among ...

Bob Gass

October 20th, 2016

No comments

No peace? It’s ‘out!’

No peace? It’s ‘out!’

When God speaks to us He gives us a deep sense of inner peace to confirm that He is speaking to us. Beware of false peace! When we have a strong desire to do something it can produce a strong emotion but it’s a lot more to do with our own excitement than God’s peace. As time

Bob Gass

August 28th, 2016

No comments

The Peace Process

The Peace Process

One of the last things Jesus told His disciples before leaving this world was, ‘In this world, you will have trouble’ (John 16:33 NIV 2011 Edition). And He was right, wasn’t He? We all experience stress, occupational demands, deadlines, expectations, personal pressures ...

Bob Gass

July 28th, 2016

No comments

‘Live in Peace’

‘Live in Peace’

When Jesus sent His disciples out to preach, He told them to go into each city, find a suitable house in which to stay, and say, ‘Peace be unto you.’ If they were accepted they were to stay there and minister. If not, they were to leave and shake the dust of that place off ...

Bob Gass

July 10th, 2016

No comments

Purpose and Peace

Purpose and Peace

Perhaps you’re wondering, ‘What am I supposed to do with my life? What’s my purpose here?’ God answers these questions through our abilities. He leads us to our life’s purpose through the skills and talents He has given us. God-given gifts are the skills a person easily ...

Bob Gass

June 8th, 2016

No comments

Peace Is ‘an Inside Job’

Peace Is ‘an Inside Job’

The psalmist wrote, ‘Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest’. Have you ever felt that way? Sorry, there’s no escape! Wherever you go — there you are! Peace is ‘an inside job’. Oceanographers tell us that even the worst ocean storms rarely ...

Bob Gass

February 17th, 2016

No comments