Hope this thing we call life is going well for you. I’m so encouraged to know that in times of chaos, and confusion; that the God of peace is always there. Isn’t it awesome to know that He’s always there no matter what’s going on in our world and the world around us? Let me be the first to say, that when you truly seek Him, you will definitely find Him. So my friends, let peace rule and reign in your heart, mind, soul, and spirit on today.
In stillness, quietness, and prayer is where you can find strength. How do we make this happen? We must be intentional, and move with purpose. Let’s take a look at these three scriptures (among many) that will set us up for success to retain that peace that only Jesus can give. 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, NIV).
- Keep your heart with all vigilance, from it flows the springs of life (Proverbs 4:23, ESV). Notice that this is a step that we must take on daily basis. We must keep a careful watch for any potential danger or difficulties that will try to present itself in our daily walk.
- Do not be anxious about anything, but in EVERYTHING, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7, NIV).
- Do you ever have moments where your minds are so busy that you can’t focus, and really listen to that gentle voice on the inside of you (Holy Spirit)? My friends, that’s when we have to stop, get still, quiet, pray, and most of all get those thoughts together. Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-THINK about such things (Philippians 4:8, NIV).
I’m so glad how the Word of God is so direct, and doesn’t leave us clueless. In (Philippians 4:9, NIV), Paul encourages us even further by giving us what we need to move forward: Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me-put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. After all, practice makes perfect right? Until we meet again, I love you to life!
Mrs. Candace A. Stevens, The Risen Warrior
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