‘…You will…be led forth in peace...’ Isaiah 55:12 NIV
One of the first things you lose when you step out of God’s will is your peace. So if you don’t have peace about it, don’t proceed! God’s promise is, ‘You will…be led forth in peace.’
Many times peace is all God will give you to let you know whether you’re on the right track or not, so don’t violate ‘the peace rule’. Jesus said, ‘…My peace I give to you; not as the world gives…’ (John 14:27 NKJV) The world offers a feeling of peace that operates only when everything’s going well. But when the opinions you’re getting seem to be confusing and contradictory, when it feels like nothing is going right for you and yet you’re able to remain calm, you are experiencing ‘…the peace of God, which transcends all understanding…’ (Philippians 4:7 NIV)
You say, ‘How do I get this transcendent peace?’ Peter answers: ‘…Humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time He will lift you up in honour. Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you…Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith.
Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters…are going through the same kind of suffering you are…after you have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen you, and He will place you on a firm foundation…’ (1 Peter 5:6–10 NLT) So, be at peace, don’t rush ahead of God, be confident knowing that God cares about what happens to you.[a13]
1 Kings 17:1–7, 1 Kings 18:41–46, Mark 4:35–41
This is so true. I remember reading a discussion on a news website regarding the atheist signs that were going to be displayed on buses here in NZ...
Yep...that is the silly sign there.
There was a huge, long argument about them on a news website, and the only thought i had, and the only comment i made was...that i found the statement on the bus so ridiculous, because since becoming a Christian, i have never had less worries in my life. I don't really worry about anything now. God does my worrying for me. Everything is in his hands, and i have complete faith that everything will always be ok...i have an inner peace that i had never imagined was possible, until this past year.
I find it so mental, that these atheists would try to tell me there is no God ,so don't worry. I had so much worry before i truly believed in him, that my chest always felt tight, i was always angry, and it nearly killed me.
Anyway...today's reading reminded me of those bus signs and that conversation that i had on that website.
It is not even 7am...i am going to get some more zzzzzz in before the girls wake up. They stayed up late watching the rugby so hopefully they sleep in. We don't have Sky so they had to wait for delayed coverage. I think they were still up at midnight.
Back later. Good morning sunshine!