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July 26, 2010 / dfrelix

Are You in Need of Peace?

Jesus is Your Peace

 

Question: Is your job stressing you out?  Are the kids out of control?  Are bills piling up? Do you find that you fly off the handle more times than you would like to admit? Tired of feeling like you are on an emotional rollercoaster that never stops? Answer: Jesus is your peace.

As followers of Jesus Christ, we have a place in Him where we can go to escape the pressures of this world and receive a blessing that can only come from Him. For those of us who seek peace, when we make the decision to enter His presence, making Him our focus and not our problems, we make a bold statement. That statement says despite the chaos that is happening in our lives, we know that Jesus is capable of handling it, and so we come into His presence to literally exchange our problems for His peace. Now, this peace that arrives is not because the situation has necessarily gotten any better, it is because being in the presence of Jesus produces something in us. That something tells us despite the chaos that is happening in our lives everything will be all right.  You may not be able to explain it, but you just know. That’s the supernatural peace of Jesus Christ at work in you.   

Isaiah 26:3 states, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, whose thoughts are fixed on You.”If the need for peace is at the top of your list today, I urge you to find a quiet place and intentionally turn your attention from your problems and focus on Him. You’ll find that when you spend time in His presence, you will begin to look at your problems through the lens of Christ’s peace, and they just won’t appear the same.

Moment of Reflection:

Is there a situation/s in your life that is keeping you from experiencing peace?  If so, please list.

Take Action:

  1. Read Philippians 4: 4-7
  2. Find a quiet place where you can shut out the world around you. Take a few deep, long breaths, allowing your body to relax and your mind to slow down. Slowly begin to mentally close out the world around you by refusing to focus on anything other than Jesus Christ and His promise to keep you in perfect peace.  Now, meditate on the above scriptures and how they apply to your life. Allow the truth of these scripture to speak to you.

Prayer

Father, I thank You in spite of troubles and challenges I can still have peace.  Your Word tells me that when You ascended this world, you left us with Your peace so that our hearts would not be troubled or afraid (John 14:27).  Father in my heaviest hour not only have You promised to give me strength, but You have also promised to bless me with Your peace (Ps. 29:11).  Lord, at this moment I want to lift up the situation of (state your list) that has kept me from experiencing this gift. As I wait for You to move in my situation, I pray You would help me to be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let my request be made known to You, so that Your peace,  which surpasses all comprehension, will guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. (Phillip. 4: 6-7)

Thank You, Father, for being my peace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 Copyright 2010 Dana Frelix

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  1. Alicia Coulter / Jul 26 2010 11:31 pm

    This is wonderful, Dana. Ironically enough, Philippians 4 was my devotional scripture for the morning. I appreciate your blogs – they are encouraging.

    • dfrelix / Aug 2 2010 11:29 pm

      Hey Alicia! Praise God! Thank you and thank you for sharing!

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