PEACE IS MY CONTINUAL GIFT TO YOU.It flows abundantly from My throne
of grace. Just as the Israelites could not store up manna for the future
but had to gather it daily, so it is with My Peace. The day-by-day
collecting of manna kept My people aware of their dependence on Me.
Similarly, I give you sufficient Peace for the present when you come
to me by prayer and petition with thanksgiving. If I gave you
permanent Peace, independent of My Presence, you might fall into the
trap of self-sufficiency. May that never be!
I have designed you to need Me moment by moment. As your awareness of your neediness increases, so does your realization of My abundant sufficiency. I can meet every one of your needs without draining My resources at all. Approach My throne of grace with bold confidence, receiving My Peace with a thankful heart.
Exodus 16:14-20; Philippians 4:6-7, 19; Hebrews 4:16
I LOVE YOU regardless of how well you are performing. Sometimes you
feel uneasy, wondering if you are doing enough to be worthy of My Love.
No matter how exemplary your behavior, the answer to that question will
always be no. Your performance and My Love are totally different issues,
which you need to sort out. I love you with an everlasting Love
that flows out from eternity without limits or conditions. I have
clothed you in My robe of righteousness,and this is an eternal
transaction: Nothing and no one can reverse it. Therefore, your
accomplishment as a Christian has no bearing on My Love for you. Even
your ability to assess how well you are doing on a given day is flawed.
Your limited human perspective and the condition of your body, with
its mercurial variations, distort your evaluations.
Bring your performance anxiety to Me, and receive in its place My unfailing Love. Try to stay conscious of My loving Presence with you in all that you do, and I will direct your steps. .
Jeremiah 31:3; Isaiah 61:10; Psalms 31:16; Psalms 107:8