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Communities: Have You Spread It Today?

Jeremiah 15:16 “Thy Words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart.”

Jeremiah was a priest and prophet, who spoke the words of the LORD.

His main focus was to bring the Word to the unresponsive people of Judah.  He needed to show them the error of their ways. The words of the LORD were joy for Jeremiah, but there were many times delivering the message that he grew frustrated. The people were stiff-necked/stubborn and didn’t appear to be interested in accepting or learning about the word (Jeremiah 17:23).

Jeremiah wasn’t fazed by their behavior, and he continued on with fierce determination, and faithfulness in the LORD. He was doing what he was called to do. He was a vessel for the LORD, and he would stay true to what he was ordered to do by God.

Jeremiah’s obvious frustration is not unlike ours in this world today. There are times where Christians will feel the same kind of pressure while we watch the decaying of souls overtake sensibility and morals in diverse places of this world. The overt filth and iniquity, present today, is what Jesus’ warned us about in Matthew. He said the end times will be worse than Sodom and Gomorrah (Matthew 10:15).

As we obey God’s word, something happens.  There is an undeniable and indescribable inner peace that is supplanted deep within our souls. So deep is the peace from God, that no amount of ill repute will be able to penetrate that which is ingrained in us. His peace is like no other (John 14:7, Colossians 3:15).

The LORD wants each of us to succeed (Jeremiah 29:11).

He wants us to be protected under the shadow of His Mighty Wings (Psalm 91).

He loves us unconditionally and He has never changed. He wants us to draw closer to Him in the process of following Him. And reward us with all the He has said to past generations continuing to this very day (Jeremiah 11:4-5).

There is an abundance of hope that springs forth from His powerful Word, and from His unparalleled love.  When we supply individuals with the message, life becomes apparent and vibrant. Our living God supplies the wisdom and the energy, and every aspect pertaining to our needs.

Our message should be about LIFE.  Because our God is a God of the living, not of the dead.

He is a fountain of pure living waters, that quenches our thirst in the driest of times (John 4:14).

He is the sustenance which nourishes our souls and marrow in our bones (Proverbs 3:4-6).

We need to trust Him and look to Him and interact with Him while bringing a message and shining His light.Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.Jeremiah 17:7

God sees our heart.  Our hearts are hidden elements of the human personality, but God sees them perfectly. Jeremiah 17:10 I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”

The Word can be a comforting blanket to one whose soul is “cold and lonely.”  It will provide warmth while His hands of love provide the peace.  God speaks to us to this day…He is still here with us right now.

His Bible is still with us and remains one of the bestselling books of all time. It is His written love letter to us.  It is salve for wounds, and a lifeboat for those drowning in misery.  It’s up to us, to continue bringing the word forward, as so many before us have done. Go forth and make your Father happy.

Reach out to others wherever and whenever you can. Ask for His wisdom and guidance to do so.  Bring that peace to someone in need of rescue from the chaos, and turmoil that is in their life.

Know joy, and peace through Him and in Him forever and always.

Are you ready to spread the Word to all communities far and wide?

John 16:33  “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Matthew 10:16“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: ‘be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.”

“Father, may I be a continued source of Your light to shine from within to those in the dark, may I bring Your message to those near and far, and may I glorify You in all I do, now and always, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

About C D SWANSON

C D SWANSON is an Author of 22 plus books, freelance writer, contributor to various websites, including The Bottom Line Ministries/Faith News. She's an active member of Faithwriters- and has her online website/ministry for over 15 years. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare Industry, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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4 comments

  1. We know from the scriptures that man inevitably continues on in sinful behavior due to our inherited nature from Adam that we were born with.
    Even as the Jewish nation that God brought forth for His purposes and to instruct them in the right way to live and causing them to prosper in His blessings; they failed to uphold His laws and went in the way of idolatry. Instead of yielding to the Lord and loving Him for who He is and all the things He protected them from and satisfied their daily needs, they caved in and followed the ways of their own lust that was without doubt prevalent in the nations around them.
    God’s holiness demanded a change that is in accordance to His character and His commandments. This was given to showing us proof that we are unholy and cannot keep them. This is the purpose of the moral law, to show us that we are condemned already, whereby God will judge the outcome of everyone that doesn’t come under the cleansing blood of Christ for the remission of their sins.
    Unfortunately they had the Old Testament laws to live by but they were weak and chose instead to continue in their sins and in the evil ways of the pagan world, denying the truths that was given them. No love for the Lord and no love for the peoples surrounding them was evident that they didn’t care to tell them of the only ‘True and Living God’. They would have been hypocritical to the pagan societies to pronounce to them who their God was yet denying Him by placing idols throughout the land and adapting to their wicked ways by trusting in and worshipping these gods.
    Everyone needs to learn from the lessons of the past about a people who knew better but chose disobedience and disregard or they too will continue in their sins and error in their ways by remaining worldly in thoughts and behavior against the Lord.
    This is why such messages are written about in the Testaments to discipline us and also for our correction so that we don’t follow in their footsteps.
    Our delight is in the Lord and He gives us His mercy, love, peace, comfort, courage, and joy to name just a few benefits from Him that Jeremiah found by walking with Him.
    Your eternity is at stake to those who set on the fence about this moral decision.

  2. Hello Dear Cora,
    Thank you so much for your insight and comments. I appreciate your words and YOU.
    You always bring knowledge and expansion to the articles you read and post about here.
    You are an encourager and a delight, and your love for the LORD is blatantly apparent!

    God Bless you~

    • This message stirs me to share God’s life giving words with whomever He brings across my path today. Thank you Camille.

  3. Hello Jennifer,
    Glad the message spoke to you, thank you so much for your comments and encouragement.
    God Bless you~

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