Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Peace

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What does the word peace mean to you? Is it a word, a state of mind, where you are...?

Keeping the peace, peace offering, peace brother, peace out, Peace be with you... and also with you! What do you think of when you hear the word peace? What does the "world" say peace is?

I would love to hear your comments about peace! Do you, like me, at times fall into Satan's trap desiring the peace the world gives? Those Calgon take me away moments?

I have a note scribbled on a sheet of paper that hangs over my desk:

Peace has everything to do with the authority of God in our lives nothing to do with circumstance...


Job 22:21 says: Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you.

Father, you alone are the only source of peace that can fulfill this anxious heart. I thank you for being the authortiy and author of my life. I thank You for the peace that surpasses all human understanding. I thank You that in a world that promises peace in things... that I can find peace in You. Just as You are not of this world - neither am I. You keep Your promises... You will look upon me with favor and give me peace! In the awesome name of Jesus - Amen!

8 comments:

Grace said...

A favorite 'older' song - it came out in the late '90s in the gospel music world - was Geron Davis' "Peace Speaker" at least I think he wrote it, he recorded it... But the point is, in the midst of trouble, Christ speaks peace. In the midst of trouble...it can still be all around us, be we can find Peace.

Amy said...

When I hear that word, I think of the very picture that you posted...and Woodstock...just kidding.:)

There is no peace like the peace that surpasses all understanding...amen?!:)

Only with God can you find "peace" in an otherwise unbearable storm.

Nice thoughts.
God Bless,
Amy:)

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Peace is everything to me! Perhaps because I've spent most of my life with so little of it! I've been signing my letters with the words "peace for the journey" for at least 12 years now...going to have to blog about this one soon.

Peace for me is contentment with God...finding that measure of balance between my now and my next. Realizing that this "life" is simply a stepping stone; thus no need to get all fussed about the details.

Peace is the thread that connects my heart to God's heart. It holds me...sustains me...anchors me to all things sacred.

I could go on, and I will at some point, but all this to say...

I pray God's peace in your life this day my friend.

Shalom...
~elaine

littlerad said...

Pease means so many things as well to me, sometimes it is just being alone, sometimes it is just knowing that i'm loved, having knowledge of the Lord being near,knowing i'm in Gods perfect will...
There are so many others things that might bring me pease... I love to pray while i'm driving and that is pease...
Thank you
Connie
GBU

Cheryl said...

Kristen,

To me Peace is knowing that no matter what God is always there by my side.

Because there are times when the days are dark, lonely and painful God can replace these days of despair with his everlasting love. He can fill my heart with peace and my mind with wisdom and understanding.

Without these trials, we wouldn't be what we are today.

SweetPea said...

Peace to me is one of the most prized "possessions". It is a state of the mind, heart, and soul. It is a gift ONLY from God.

Your quote speaks volumes...true peace from God Above has NOTHING to do with our circumstances. Rather, it is all about the Lord and His reign in our lives.

Satan tries to steal our peace by telling us God is not there, God will not fulfill, God will not provide, God cannot do that (whatever it may be).

I admit I struggle with "feeling" peace but oh the moment when in the midst of the storm I have absolute peace....what a blessing and joy that is. I do not always feel that peace in my storms but it is ever-so-clear when I do. It is amazing. It is out of this world to be "at peace" in the storm.

There's a saying...maybe it's scientifically factual (I admit I didn't pay attention in school)...but that in the eye of a storm is it very calm. Wow...envision being there...the storm is brewing all around you but the Lord is holding you in the eye of the storm.

Wow...that might just be a future blog piece.

Yolanda said...

Peace...that is something my very SOUL craved for....for years and years. When my husband and I found ourselves in a Church small group class, I was asked to tell this group what I wanted.

I want peace.


A lady thought I was a free spirit, Hippie that missed the era by at least 15 years. But she didn't tell me that until at the end of the class, almost a year later and said that she know understood I was looking for peace that only Christ, Himself can give. I found that peace 2 1/2 years later, PRAISE GOD! When I surrendered and began a relationship with My Lord and Savior.

Lovingly,
Yolanda

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