Lesson five: Holding Your Peace!
Hmm,this one,its very easy to lose it!Like just like that!!
This one was the one I had to really dig my heels in to do-lol. What exactly is peace? Peace is calmness and tranquility.Its been 'still' even in the midst of a storm or turmoil.I came to realize that no matter how 'bam' you are,somethings you may not want happening will pop up someday.But then,things are to test and prove what we have got on the inside.I came to learn that Peace is one of the things Jesus gave us.Two bible verses really stood out for me.The bible says
"Peace I leave with you,my peace I give to you.I do not give to you as the world gives.Do not let your heart be troubled.And do not be afraid." John 14:27
"Do not be anxious or worried about anything,but in everything(every circumstances and situation) by prayer and petition with thanksgiving,continue to make your (specific) requests known to God.And the peace of God(that peace which reassures the heart,that peace)which transcends all understanding,(that peace which)stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus(is yours)" Phil.4:6-7(amp).
It's not the firdt time I read this passage,yet it was 'WOWingly' refreshing.Yeah :). Sometimes the battles that go in out mind and disturb us are not the battles to fight.This is one of the hardest things to do as a child of God but it's important that we are not ignorant of devices of the enemy.The truth is that our thought is the bridge between our peace and anxiety/worry.What goes on in the mind is key when it comes to holding your peace.I came to realize that the more of God's word I had in mind and I meditated on,the more I had more peace.
Trust me it was hard having to allow these words settle in my heart.It requires a real conscious effort;over and over again.
We may not be able to control what comes our way per time but we have to learn to control how we respond per time so we don't loose our peace.
I hope you'll be able to connect with some of these lines and grow your faith as well. :) Cheers!