Joy, Peace, and Direction in Life

Rom. 5:1 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have PEACE with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Rom.15:13 “Now the God of hope fill you with all JOY and PEACE in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

While at a restaurant the other day, our family’s server was Kendra. After she had taken our drink order, I told her that we were Christians and would be praying over our food soon. I asked if we could pray for her about anything. Kendra thought for a while and asked if we would pray for joy, peace, and direction in her life.I told her that we would and just a few minutes later as we prayed over our meal, we prayed that God would do just that; give Kendra true joy, peace, and direction in life. As we ate, I asked God for liberty to talk to her about her eternal soul. At the end of the meal, the restaurant seemed to have emptied out and Kendra was there at the table, so I handed her a tract and told her that I was thinking about the things that she desired and that joy, true joy comes from having peace with God; that accepting Christ as Savior provides that peace with God and joy comes through obedience to Him in that relationship. After you a are saved God gives you direction in life. Phil.4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. I left Kendra with that tract and my wife’s name and phone number written on it. I asked her if she would commit to read it and call Carin if she had any questions. Carin and I plan to go back and see Kendra on Thurs evening to bring her a brochure from our church and let her know that we’re still praying for her.I have PEACE with God through Jesus Christ. My JOY comes from being obedient when He gives me opportunity to witness. My DIRECTION IN LIFE comes from a genuine walk with him which includes a daily time of prayer and Bible study. It’s hard to explain but a real joy to experience.

Tim Tullos | YP
Patuxent Baptist Church
Great Mills, MD