Today’s blog is by guest writer Patty Bullock (c)2021
Peace is not the absence of turmoil.
Having peace in our hearts, in our lives, does not come by trying
to change or control the circumstances or people around us.
True peace, deep peace, comes from God.
“… in Me you may have peace.”
“..the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Peace is one of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
“..the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace..”
It is a fruit that grows out of a close relationship with God. It is not the result of doing and doing trying to please Him. Working on the disruptive circumstances in our lives is not the way to true peace. Drawing close to God, seeking Him, focusing on Him brings peace.
“…to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
The more we set our minds on God and read His Word, the more we get to know Him. Knowing that God loves us, knowing He will never leave us, knowing that
He will take care of us when turmoil spills into our lives…it is knowing Him
that what will bring peace.
“For He Himself is our peace.”
Today’s Helpful Word
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. – Jesus
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