God’s Peace

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John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]

The end result of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives is deep and lasting peace. Unlike worldly peace, which is usually defined as the absence of conflict, this peace is confident assurance in any circumstance; with Christ’s peace, we have no need to fear the present or the future. Sin, fear, uncertainty, doubt and numerous other forces are at war within us. The peace of God moves into our lives and restains these hostile forces and offer comfort in place of conflict.

Jesus says He will give us that peace if we are willing to accept it from Him. If your life is full of stress, allow the Holy Spirit to fill you with Christ’s peace.

In Philippians 4: 6-7 Paul says: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Imagine never being anxious about anything. It seems almost impossible – we all have our worries whether at work, at home or at school. Paul’s advice is to turn your worries into prayers. Do you want to worry less? Then pray more! Whenever you start to worry, stop and pray.

(NIV Life Application Study Bible, Tyndale House Publishers and Zondervan, 2005)


Written by Warrior-For-Christ

March 13, 2008 at 8:30 am

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  1. Baie dankie vir julle pragtige blog!
    Hoop dit gaan goed! Ons verlange word nie minder hierdie kant nie, maar ons het berusting! My ma het 2 weke terug totaal ingegee na Elmé se dood en sy was by ons, sy was opgeneem in die hospitaal maar is darem nou weer ontslaan en baie beter!


    May 22, 2008 at 4:24 pm

  2. Hoe gaan dit met julle? Ek suffer maar met tye baie!!! Die verlange raak soms ondraaglik en pynlik. Groete vir Christelle.


    May 6, 2008 at 7:09 pm

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