Carol Clegg-Lamptey

This our God,…these three persons in one God,..eeei!!!🙆🏽‍♀️🙆🏽‍♀️🙆🏽‍♀️
God the Father – father like no other!
God the Son – what a friend!
God the Holy Spirit – what a helper!

Let me explain my excitement briefly. There’s a normal order I create each blog- God gives me a theme, I write, then find an appropriate picture. For some reason I felt to search for a picture first. It was then that I realized I had already written on a particular topic so I was directed to change the theme slightly.
Thank you Holy Spirit! 😘😘

What is peace??
It’s a popular word isn’t it?
I recall the movie Miss Congeniality,… the concept of world peace; which we all yearn for.
Many use it to represent the lack of war.

But Biblically speaking, what is peace??
It is more than just absence of conflict or a state of peace; it means completeness or wholeness.

Guess how many times the word peace appears in the Bible?
237 times!
In Hebrew it’s translated as shalom.
In Greek it’s translated as eiréné (i-ray’nay)

Biblical peace is something we cannot create on our own; it’s part of the fruit of the spirit.
God is its source and it points to one of His names – Jehovah Shalom.
(Which I had intended to write on – did so in November. Why not take another read? 🙃)
Jesus is the Prince of Peace.

Jesus is said to give us peace in three ways:
1.⁠ ⁠Peace with God (salvation)
2.⁠ ⁠Peace with others (fellowship, reconciliation, living in unity)
3.⁠ ⁠Peace with ourselves (Jesus is our peace within. In Him we are a new creation 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾)

Let’s read the following verses on peace.

Isaiah 26:3 NIV –
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.

John 14:27 NIV –
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Romans 12:18-19 NIV – If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

And one of my favourite verses, that I have to keep in mind paaaa:

Philippians 4:6-7 NIV – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


God bless you! 🤗

May He grant you His peace. Amen and amen!!!

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Carol Clegg-Lamptey who goes by the pen name CCL is a trained specialist ophthalmologist with an interest in medical retina. Having battled with depression over the years, she seeks to encourage others who may be down to fix their eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector of our faith. For with Christ in the vessel,..we shall surely smile at the storm. ...Read More