As you light your candle the first purple candle is the candle of hope and the second candle is the candle of peace.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3
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. John 14:27
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Dr. David Jeremiah produced his David Jeremiah Bible, he has a hand out for the prophecies fulfilled by Jesus. He is the Prince of Peace. The verse we learned last week
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
is fulfilled in Romans 5:1.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Often as the Christmas season approaches I am carried away with preparing for Christmas Eve, I suffer anxiety. Can you relate? I am the only one that wraps the gifts and of course I buy too many. Sometimes I am so fatigued trying to getting ready for that special time that I almost do not enjoy that night can you relate?
Beloved, God does not want us to be filled with anxiety during this advent season. He wants to be first in our lives. Ways to have Him first is to start your day with Him, Proverbs 31 ministry.org this organization has a free application know as First 5, reading a devotional, reading your bible, and praying.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33