"BIENAVENTURADOS LOS PACIFICADORES, PORQUE ELLOS SERÁN LLAMADOS HIJOS de DIOS." Mateo 5:9
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled." Matthew 5:6
"Bienaventurados los que tienen hambre y SED de justicia, porque ellos serán saciados." Mateo 5:6
These two verses are my focus for this week. I believe that last week I wrote about PEACE and quenching my THIRST! It's interesting that the word in Spanish for peacemakers is Pacificadores. Do you see the word? Mazatlán is on the Pacific Coast of Mexico and the Sea of Cortés. Notice that the ocean on this side is called PACIFIC!!! Same root as the word pacifist. I guess the purpose of a pacifist is to bring about change in a PEACEful manner. At least that's what I think!
I checked it out...here's what I found from good ole Google and Wikipedia(and sources noted): person who opposes the practice of war. someone opposed to violence as a means of settling disputes pacifist(a): opposed to war wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn Pacifism is the opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes. Pacifism covers a spectrum of views ranging from the belief that international disputes can and should be peacefully resolved, to absolute opposition to the use of violence, or even force, under any circumstances. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacifist
It aMAZES me that though the Pacific Ocean, is a beautiful body of blue water, that the waves rise and the current changes, and this PEACE becomes a STORM of enormous force, in the form of a Hurricane.
In God's Word, the Bible, there are many uses of WATER to illustrate our struggles, failures, triumphs and even Jesus' first miracle: changing WATER into the finest of wines for a wedding! Even that is an illustration of changing something simple-water...to the best wine...for the WEDDING...like the Body of Christ should be preparing for at this time...our Bridegroom!
I will continue with the idea of WATER this week. The first, I already touched on with Psalm 42 the other day...THIRST quenching brooks. In my case, the deer from Minnesota, nestled in my pine trees of my home, are close so they can draw water from that STILL water in the little lake across the road from our land. They are nourishing on the salt block and feeding on the corn. But they are hiding on our property from "hunters".
Today I pray that YOU WOULD BE LIGHT and SALT in the WORLD! Peacemakers! And that the PEACE would dwell within you and calm any storm you may be facing. Christ's Peace!
Here are two great songs (I pray I learn soon how to attach them) so that you can listen to them but for now, you'll have to just read the lyrics ... may the words minister to your heart and spirit as they do mine:
You Never Let Go by Matt Redman
Even though I walk Through the valley of the shadow of death, Your perfect love is casting out fear.
And even when I'm caught In the middle of the storms of this life, I won't turn back, I know You are near.
And I will fear no evil, For my God is with me.
And if my God is with me, Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?
Oh no, You never let go, Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go,In every high and every low
O no, You never let go Lord, You never let go of me.
And I can see a light That is coming for the heart that holds on A glorious light beyond all compare.
And there will be an end To these troubles, but until that day comes, We'll live to know You here on the earth.
You keep on running and You never let go
Singin' Lord You never let go of me
Oh no, You never let go,
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go,
In every high and every low
O no, You never let go Lord,
You never let go of me.
Yes, I can see a light that is coming
For the heart that holds on,
And there will be an end to these troubles,
But until that day comes,
Still I will praise You, Still I will praise You.
(Look, I learned!)
Never Let Me Go by Hillsong United
In the shadows my spirit weak Love broke through the darkness and lifted me And I know You'll never let me go In the storm in the raging sea Love conquered the fear and delivered me And I know You'll never let me go Oh love in the shadows Be the light who leads me on You're love I will follow Be my guide, Your will be done Oh Lord In the arms of the one unseen Love carried the cross that was meant for me And I know You'll never let me go Oh love I surrender Now forever I'll be loved In the love of the Father You are faithful, You are strong So hold me now, hold me now, hold me now Nothing in this life has walked these streets Love opened my eyes show me what You see And I know I'll never let You go