Pause the Pace

Do you wish you could pause the pace of the holiday season? To press “pause” and resume a peaceful pace is at hand, How? I’m so glad you asked: Abide, be devoted to the true and living God. Pour your heart out before Him, and give Him first place residence in your heart.

From this place of abiding comes the weapon of love. For wherever God’s perfect love resides, fear must flee. Love which is light, can never tolerate (share space with) fear and torment which are darkness.

Stop running and settle your soul on your Creator: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Let your thoughts, tremblings (the what-if’s, worries); find their demise in love and perfect peace.

Photo by James De Mers

Yes, long for, seek after God’s life of love, which is true fulfillment. Press past the swirl of thoughts and emotions that distract.

Pause the pace: “Come into the holy of holies, enter by the blood of the Lamb. Come into His presence with singing, worship at the throne of God.” -John Sellers.

We know that praise and worship of God, shifts our focus from our problems to our Provider. I would love to know your experience of practicing praise.


Jacquie ♥

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I am a writer and counselor, who embraces joy and holds tight to hope. I live with my husband Ken, of 44 years, and he is the love of my life. I enjoy inspirational and devotional writing, home decor, gardening, and being in community. My husband and I are missionaries to children in Washington State, and love the privilege of being with them.

17 thoughts on “Pause the Pace

  1. I can always tell when I am focusing on the problem instead of our Creator because I feel anxious. But the minute I remind myself God is in control and speak His Word peace comes in. Thanks Jacquie! Happy Monday! 🤗

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  2. Sometimes I forget that God is able and I worry about issues, Then as time goes I remember that my God is able and relinquish it to his care, God has not let me down.
    Hope your holiday season is filled with blessings to give thanks for.

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  3. I had a devotion the other day reminding that if we praise and pray more each day, then we will have time to worry and complain , so I try to remember that each day. The more we stay positive, the less negative has a chance to get started.

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    1. Amen. As we renew our mind, we are filled with hope and the possibilities God has in store. His perfect love casts out all fear, and as our mind is stayed on Him, He rewards us with His peace that surpasses our understanding. God bless you Anita ♥


  4. This is SO GOOD–it is a Blessing to meet you, Sister!! ❤ Thank you for visiting my blog so I'd know to come over here and taste more of the Lord's goodness! 🙂

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      1. Thank you so much, indeed I’m aware of His much-more love and favor! What would we do without HIM? Perish! 🙂 Have a blessed Thanksgiving–if you’re in the US and celebrate 🙂


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