Wednesday, April 2, 2014

peace is important

Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Do you need peace in your life?  I sure do, and I would do almost anything for it.  How about you?

Far too many people live with and get used to a life without peace, yet God offers us His peace that will change more than just our attitude.  What is it that keeps you from having peace?  Don't blame other people.  Don't blame your situation or debt or your health.  You and I can have peace in the middle of chaos if we want to.

In the movie HOOK Robin Williams who plays the part of Peter Pan is told to find his 'happy place'.  It was there that he would find what he needs and find the ability to accomplish what he wanted to do.  The place and thought he found was of his children, and that place freed him from concern, trouble and so much more.

I believe that when we focus our attention on God that we will find real peace.  This is not a diet of fasting, reading the Bible and doing nothing else.  It is focusing my attention on God throughout the day with the other things that take place.  It is when I allow my family to focus on God and let my life be what God wants it to be.  There anyone can find real peace.

1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)
casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.

We worry about so many things that are outside of our control.  Have you let, as I have, what you worry about rob you of peace?  Be honest.

Give your worry and anxiety to God.  He really does care for you.  His desire is to love you and me, to help us through, to let us see and to help us escape from the darkness that we so often encounter.  His peace comes when we lean on and trust Him.

I need some peace.  How about you?  Here is my prayer for us today:

2 Peter 1:2 (NLT)
May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.

NOTE: this post was first shared with readers of e-devotion in March 2010

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