Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]



Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What's the Difference In 'Spiritual Terms'?

 

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                             A PACIFIER

Focus on the first picture. What do you see? An object [a pacifier] and not much else, right?

 

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Now focus on the next picture and look what happens when you zoom out and you can see the bigger picture.

NOW - what do you see?

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                              PACIFIED!

                           

Dictionary Definition:

paci·fy (pasə fī′)

transitive verb pacified -·fied′, pacifying -·fy′·ing

  1. to make peaceful or calm;
  2. appease; tranquilize
    1. to establish or secure peace in (a nation, etc.)
    2. ☆ to seek to neutralize or win over (people in occupied areas)

1 John 3:18-20 (Amplified Bible)

18Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity). 19By this we shall come to know (perceive, recognize, and understand) that we are of the Truth, and can reassure (quiet, conciliate, and pacify) our hearts in His presence, 20Whenever our hearts in [tormenting] self-accusation make us feel guilty and condemn us. [For we are in God's hands.] For He is above and greater than our consciences (our hearts), and He knows (perceives and understands) everything [nothing is hidden from Him]. [bold and underline emphasis added]

 

Isn't it amazing what God sees from "the bigger view"?

In spiritual terms there is only One Pacifier Who is also known as:

  • SANCTIFIER
  • JUSTIFIER
  • SATISFIER
  • CONSECRATOR

just to name a few...............

 

What is your thought?

 

Choosing JOY,

Stephanie

[JESUS - The One I Worship]

8 comments:

Yolanda said...

Redeemer

Calmer

and I loved yours as Satisfier...nothing satisfy's like my God, my Jesus, my Savior.

Beautiful visual Stephanie!!!

Love to you,
Yolanda

Runner Mom said...

Hey, Stephanie! I agree with Yolanda--this was a beautiful visual. He's my One and Only..the One who strengthens my faith.

I'll not think of Van Disel as the "Pacifier" anymore!! :)

Love ya,
Susan

LisaShaw said...

I knew immediately where you were going w/the first photo and it's awesome!!! Adorable and precious little one.

God is good!!!

Pray you are well dear sister.

Much4Him said...

sometimes I cry out for a big version of what your grandson is holding... but I know really all I need to do is grow up in Christ:

Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

Hebrews 5:13-14

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Awesome, Stephanie. I was going to say "his eyes", but truly, I like the concept of "pacified". When we fix our eyes on Jesus, we are pacified!

Love it.

peace~elaine

Tea With Tiffany said...

I celebrate HIS names.

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

Hi Stephanie! I love this. What a beautiful visual. I pray you are having a sweet Sunday with our Daddy in Heaven. Hugs, Kim

Edie said...

Encourager and I love Satisfier too. This was a wonderful example Stephanie. How often I need to remember that He sees the big picture and I only see a small piece.

The eyes on that beautiful little baby look just like yours.

Much love to you!