"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7, NIV
Living in peace is…well…peaceful. Ever noticed?
Sometimes, we get so used to living in God's peace, we forget how wonderful it is...until we lose our peace. When we start to allow our hearts or minds to feel unsettled, uneasy, agitated, worried, frustrated or anxious, we know the peace of God has left the building.
When we yield to God's peace, it acts as a guard over our minds and hearts. Peace is more than a warm feeling or freedom from fear and anxiety; it's a spiritual force that helps us to stay in faith. Peace adds courage, strength, calm, balance, stability and temperance to our lives. Peace is not moved by bad news. Peace is not easily angered. Peace is not full of anxiety. Peace rests in God and His Word. Peace is a beautiful thing.
Been agitated or unsettled lately? Stressed out, angry and frustrated? You need peace! God tells us to pursue peace…so it must be possible to pursue and catch peace! The Bible actually tells us how to receive peace in multiplied measures. "May grace (God's favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord." (2 Peter 1:2, AMP)
When we grow in the full, personal, precise and correct knowledge of God and Jesus…He automatically multiplies in our hearts and minds. What does that mean? It means…go after the knowledge of God and peace will be multiplied to you! Read the Word to get more knowledge. Spend time with God to get more knowledge.
Today, may your personal knowledge of the Lord increase and may you go after the precise and correct knowledge of His Word…and may peace be multiplied to you!
Say It: “Father, I thank You for Your peace. I choose to let peace rule in my heart. I choose to let the peace of God which passes all understanding guard my heart and my mind. I want to grow in my personal knowledge of You and I know that as I do, peace will be multiplied to me. In Jesus' Name. Amen."