Last week’s verse:  “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through.  May your whole soul, spirit and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.” 

I Thessalonians 5 : 23, 24.

This is such a powerful verse to me…I am so glad that I don’t have to “leave it behind” as I choose another verse…in fact, I intend to keep it close this year…

I realized that I had this scripture memorized fairly well already so it was really nice to focus on just a section at a time…

  • May God himself
  • The God of Peace
  • Sanctify you THROUGH and THROUGH
  • May Your WHOLE SOUL
  • May Your WHOLE BODY
  • Be kept blameless
  • The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ
  • The One Who calls YOU
  • The One Who calls you IS FAITHFUL
  • AND
  • HE WILL DO IT!!!!

Meditate on each part…it is life changing…shaking and mind blowing.

I was so taken by thinking about this God of peace that sanctifies me…setting me apart…cleaning me up…I will speak for myself…this will take some industrial strength cleanser…would I really think that it would be that attribute of God that would exhibit to do this…maybe it is because I am supposed to surrender…my whole soul, my whole spirit and my whole body to Him…wave my flag to enter His Peace.  Yes, it will take work on both our parts…but Paul reminds me that the One who calls me is faithful and He will do it…He will accomplish that which seems impossible…HE WILL DO IT!!!

The God of Peace gives me hope…here’s a verse that combines them both:

 “May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.”      

Romans 15: 13 (AMP)
Don’t you want to bubble over?
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5 thoughts on “

  1. I love this…I don’t even know how I came to this blog, but I’m certainly glad I did. Bubbling over (thank you for that reminder!).

    Blessings and Joy!


  2. Yes, I do, bubbling up and over for sure, even with a temporary CAP on my tooth that has fallen off and is glued on with special tooth glue from the local pharmacy! (Praise God, I didn’t even know there was such a glue!)

    We don’t have to live in the mundane, even when it’s tempting to let life’s setbacks get us down. I love how you highlighted those words in the verse. God doesn’t miss a beat! He WILL do it – set us apart, making us holy because He is holy, even with a sore tooth!


  3. Oh to bubble over. I love reading these verses – hope and peace together, God’s awesome peace His hand at work. The peace just cuts through all the striving. Thanks for this Helen!


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