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Today’s Opportunity to Grow Toward Christ-Calmness

October 25th, 2011

JOHN SHIRK – Calmness is a state of being free from storm or disturbance. A calm atmosphere is defined by quietness and tranquility.  Calm weather is a scene where the wind is hardly detected.

Sometimes our lives can be like the weather, in the midst of a fair weather season where our activities follow through according to plan, our vehicles are working, our job performance is productive, and our relationships are growing.

Then, comes a storm where the winds blow and test the foundation of our faith.  An unexpected disappointment, a relational conflict, water in the basement, a financial setback.  These types of things can agitate worry or fear.

The eye of a storm is a place of calmness.  And in the storms of life, that calm place is found in our relationship with God. His grace is our source of trust.  His truth is our solid foundation for troubled times.

In an atmosphere of swirling conflict and trouble, Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.”

Calmness is a character quality that enables us to represent Jesus in the world today.

John Shirk


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