Is your heart at complete peace? Or, are your emotions up and down, characterized by anxiety, worry, or the more commonly used term nowadays: Stress?
If you answered ‘yes’ to the last part of the question, then don’t feel alone, that is the reality for many of today’s Christians.
“Does fear, anxiety, worry, panic, etc. characterize God?” Of course not! If it doesn’t characterize God, how can it characterize someone in whom He dwells and lives?
With everything that is going on in the world, we as believers need to follow peace, and be the example that Jesus was when He walked on the earth. Jesus had many things come against him, but He just took authority over the circumstances.
Jesus walked in peace. He did nothing, but what He saw the Father do. Whenever we are obedient to the Word, peace rules. You too can have Peace in the midst of your storm!
Galatians 5:22 states, “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering (patience in hard circumstances), gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance (self-control): against such there is no law.”
The peace that I am speaking about, is not a world peace; it is the peace of God. The world will never have peace! From this time on until we go home to be with the Lord, the world will be in turmoil.
I pray that each person that reads this will focus on the way of the Kingdom of God. We must let peace be the “umpire of our hearts.” If you are trying to make a decision about something in your life, you must follow peace. If you don’t have peace about something you need to wait until you do!
My husband Steve and I have learned that if we don’t have peace about something, we will not do it. If you and your spouse are trying to make a decision on something in your life and one of you doesn’t have peace, keep praying and talking about your situation until peace is the central focus.
Many Christians are running around feeling defeated, but we can walk in the victorious life that Jesus died for. We must do what Jesus did!
“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise,” John 5:19.
Isaiah 26:3, states, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee.”
This scripture says so much. If we keep focused on Jesus and obey His commandments we will walk in peace. The Holy Spirit is our teacher and He guides us in all truth. He will let you know if a storm is coming and will show you what to do in the midst of the storm if you hear and obey. That is where you walk in the peace in the midst of the storm.
Please take time to meditate on the scriptures below until you get them in your heart. Say them out loud, because faith comes by hearing!
“Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another,” Mark 9:50.
“And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, what manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Mark 4:37-41.
“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid,” John 14: 27.
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33.
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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