Carey Lewis Devotions
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Love... Is Calming
A gentle answer turns away wrath...
Proverbs 15:1 (NIV)
At the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.
Philippians 2:10 (NIV)
When gentle arms embrace a mourner, when rescue workers enter chaos, when quiet words soothe a frightened child...

When compassion responds to anger, when Jesus speaks to thunderous storms... love takes control.

' 'Hush, be still.' And the wind died down and became perfectly calm' (Mark 4:39).

Because love is calming. It overrides personal and situational disasters. It's like putting on a Kevlar vest (a.k.a. the 'Breastplate of righteousness,' Ephesians 6:14, NKJV)...

The impact is felt, but blows stop short of the heart. Harm is diminished. Anxiety is relieved. Recovery begins.

In the jungle of life, love is a Lion, specifically the Lion of the tribe of Judah.

When we enter this King's dominion, every scowling, howling, growling thing bows in His Presence and calms at His Command.

Just ask Daniel.

Therefore, we love.

## Love Series: Love Is Calming (Part 29)

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Love series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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