Bill Stockham |

“You [Abba Father] KEEP HIM in perfect peace WHOSE MIND IS STAYED on you, because he trusts in you.” (Isai. 26:3) [“Stayed” from the word samak; a prim. root; to lean, lay, rest, support.] “Finally, brothers and sisters…encourage one another, be of one mind, LIVE IN PEACE. And the God of love and peace WILL BE WITH YOU.” (2 Corin. 13:11) [In 1889, Warren D. Cornell was sitting in a tent one day, after a period of deep self-examination, he wrote his thoughts down. They later proved to be parts of a hymn, “Wonderful Peace”. Sinking back into thoughtful meditation, he arose, and unknowingly dropped the written verses on the tent floor and went out. A man named George Cooper entered the tent an hour or so later and discovered the paper. He was fascinated by the theme and the accompanying verses. It fitted his own thinking so well that he filled in and completed the poem. Then sitting down at the organ he composed this melody! “Peace, peace, wonderful peace, Coming down from the Father above! Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray in fathomless billows of love!”] “I have told you these things, so that IN ME YOU MAY HAVE PEACE. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD.” (John 16:33) [Oh, how we must trust in our Lord Jesus Christ!] “WHO SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” NO, IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM WHO LOVED US.” (Rom. 8:35-37) [One of the verses of the above song is: “What a treasure I have in this wonderful peace, Buried deep in the heart of my soul, So secure that no power can mine it away, While the years of eternity roll!”] [Be very blessed today, and pray for the peace of God to fill your being!]

Be blessed as you praise The Lord, knowing that WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS THROUGH HIM WHO LOVED US!
-Bill Stockham

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