And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. KJV Phillipians 4:7
2016 was my year to activate the spirit of peace. What a wonderful feeling to be at peace no matter the circumstance. How did I come to finally be able to walk in this fruit of the spirit? By learning how to in 2013, 2014, and 2015 by going through various trials and tribulations!
It seems unreal but eventually a stormy season will always eventually bring forth a calm. Just ask your local meteorologist. In the mid-west we get battered with tornado and thunderstorm warnings during the months of March-June. It’s one after another and some cause extreme damage to towns. During this time we can be on edge and naturally concerned, but we look forward to the calm season! When summer arrives, we know the severe weather has come to an end.
As a kid and some of my adulthood (giggles) I was sore afraid of storms! I don’t like them. They are loud, scary, and the lightning is unruly. I remember always running downstairs to my mom’s bed for safety when terrifying overnight storms hit. My mom would smile and sometimes be waiting on me if she was awake. She knew me very well. For some reason I knew being next to my mom would protect me from the fierce lightning strikes. Eventually I would fall asleep and by morning the storm was gone and my fear gone too.
One of God’s attributes is that he is like a parent to us! This is why Jesus said Abba, Father! God protects us the same way during the storms in our lives. He is protecting and covering us during the tough times as we wait for the calm to arrive! It’s awesome to watch God work. He sends little reminders that he is still with you. He sends small blessings to make you shout for joy. It keeps you believing and trusting in him. It’s a true saying that storms don’t last forever, but this is what I will add to it! Your peace is yours! You can always maintain your peace. Nothing can take it away from you unless you let it.
How do you maintain your peace? By not worrying! When you start questioning how God is going to do it. You are worrying! When you start wondering what you can do instead of trusting God….you are worrying. Instead do what this scripture says!
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; NKJV Phillipians 4:6
Pray about EVERYTHING! Not just the things you think you can’t handle! God always has a solution. Don’t forget that!
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