And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing. And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them. And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid. And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the heathen any more. Thus shall they know that I the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord God. And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord God.
Today we wake to another mass shooting in which people are killed and injured because someone and/or some people acted out on their frustrations. Life and life’s challenges, if not navigated appropriately, will cause one to displace your frustrations on people, places, and things. Being overwhelmed by anger, hurt, or hate, whether justified or not, can make you crazy and cause craziness within those around you, creating traumatic experiences. All of us need safe space in order to work out our frustrations and LIVE in peace. I wish I could find some answer to what is happening in our world, our nation, our space today to explain the anger, hurt, and hate expressed through violence but there is no logical explanation and it has become a ripping effect on us all. The answer to life and life’s challenges, our frustrations and illogical experiences, can only be met with an opportunity to breathe, to inhale and exhale life, despite and in spite of what is going on in or around your life. To choose to LIVE triggers a response in which you Spring Forth with life and life more abundantly not just for you but for everything and everyone connected to you for we alll and all things are connected. Life is not just about you but the opportunity to LIVE and express life and life more abundantly in, to and through all things. The peace of God, harmony with His will for your life and life more abundantly is connected to your surroundings and once you can breathe you will understand that you have the opportunity to be showered in blessings by also showering blessings. Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the exercising of the opportunity in all things to be blessed and to bless. Choosing to operate in peace and bless, reconciles all things for the good of what is God’s purpose and plan for our life and life more abundantly, creating safe spaces to work out all things for the good. Spring Forth today in your circumstances by breathing in and out the life and life more abundantly promised to you and all creation by seeking peace, experiencing and sharing blessings, and reconciling all things to the will and glory of God.