this is a jesus quote

All this is from God. Through Christ, God made peace between himself and us. And God gave us the work of bringing people into peace with him. I mean that God was in Christ, making peace between the world and himself. In Christ, God did not hold people guilty for their sins. And he gave us this message of peace to tell people. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19

From the Letter From God Series

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. - Psalm‬ ‭23:5‬

No matter what tries to come against you, nothing and no one can stop God’s Will. The enemy may come marching over the hill with arrows pointed down at you, ready to attack, but with God on your side, he will not win. You will not be defeated, because God’s plan for your life is not halted when the enemy attacks. He doesn’t stop providing for you when the enemy tries to steal you joy and your peace. In Jesus’ name, God’s plan for you still stands, no matter what the enemy tries to take away. God still prepares the table.

We see this in the New Testament at The Last Supper. Jesus knew He was about to betrayed. He knew death was knocking at the door. But it didn’t stop what took place at then Last Supper and it did not stop Jesus from doing the Lord’s Will. Betrayal and death were knocking at the door, but it did not stop the feast. Why? Because God is greater than those things, and He wanted the disciples to feast on Him, and not just feast on food.

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” - Luke 26:26

When we feast on Him, death will still come knocking, but Eternal Life in Jesus Christ is still greater. Darkness will try to destroy us, we will still be betrayed and have enemies, but when our focus is on what The Lord provides through Jesus Christ, we began to see just how powerless the enemy is. Whether the enemy comes in the form of another person, insecurity, doubt, fear–God is still preparing a table for you in the presence of the very thing that tries to pull you from Him. God is not intimidated and you shouldn’t be either. He will continue to provide for you, no matter what the enemy tries to do.

Written by @morganhnichols for #TheDevoCo

Love gets complicated. And often times, it’s because we complicate it. We are not always trying to, but our imperfections keep us from being able to fully understand perfect love. But because of God’ grace, our imperfections don’t keep us from being perfectly loved by Him.
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Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” - Isaiah 54:10
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The love we receive from others and the love we give might be flawed, but the love of God is unfailing. We may live in a fallen world that often seems to be void of love, but because of the Lord, that is never the case. And the beautiful thing about God is this: even though we cannot fully comprehend His love, His love fully comprehends us.
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Written by @morganhnichols for #TheDevoCo