Peace it’s such a pleasant sounding word.
It’s what we all want, right? Peace and not war.
To be at peace and rest. To be at peace is the absence of mental stress or anxiety. It is harmonious relations, and freedom from disputes.
Proverbs 14:30 says:
A heart at peace gives life to the body.
Do you feel peace?
Sometimes it is hard to remain at peace within ourselves. Our minds race, we become anxious or fearful about situations in the news, or in our own personal lives and relationships.
Do you ever try to solve situations before they arise? I sure do and when I do, often I can feel myself moving farther and farther from peace and closer and closer towards fear of the unknown or anxiety of not being in control.
Just the thoughts of what will or will not happen next … or not knowing what the next step to take is supposed to be, can cause a person to not be at peace.
This is when we need to learn to be a peace. We need to “Let go and Let God” as the saying goes.” However, the words and idea seems easy enough, but it often takes a concentrated effort on our parts to stay in the mode of peace.
Jesus said in John 14:27 “Peace I leave you, my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
Later in John 16:33 he said: “ I have told you these things so that in Me you may have Peace. In this world you will have trouble But take heart. I have overcome the world!”
Peace is a fruit of the Spirit, therefore, we can not live at peace or have it in our hearts apart from the Spirit of God.
Peace is not just for us, God asks us to be releasers of His peace to the world. We, His people need to have peace in our hearts so that we can give life to the body – – our body and the body of Christ.
Ask the Spirit to give you His Peace today – so that we can live out the wise words of Solomon from Proverbs 14:30: A heart at peace gives life to the body.
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