Friday, 29 July 2011

Perfect peace

Promises - God's promises.  

They are so VERY precious. 

Many, MANY times we have come to them - 
over and over and over again, 
to receive strength, comfort, blessing.

Have you seen them, though?  

I mean, really LOOKED at them.  

How many of them are conditional?  

How many of them depend upon US doing something first?

"All things work together for good.....

...TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD."  Romans 8:28


....and the God of peace shall be with you."  Philippians 4:9

"how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things.....

....TO THEM THAT ASK HIM?"  Matthew 7:11

There are many more - I remember thinking countless times 

"I have something that I need to do here,
 before I can claim this promise."

Peace.  PEACE.  How much we desire peace in a clamouring, busy, non-stop world.  

Wives, seeking to be what we ought to be.  





Problems, trials, disappointments.

They all come our way, in a seemingly never-ending stream some days.

We have many moments when we feel like sinking into a crumpled heap on the floor. 

 A weeping wreck in the corner.  

Angry, shouting, frustrated, impatient.

But, it doesn't have to be like this.  There is a remedy.  

We have a promise - there to be claimed and possessed.  


we have to do our part.

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,

whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. 

 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:"  
Isaiah 26:3&4

PEACE.  We can have PEACE - PERFECT peace - "peace, peace".

Oh, how we long for peace.  Not that peace that is lack of noise.  But stilness - stilness of heart - stilness of mind - stilness of soul.  That resting in God.  That place where nothing can cause us unrest.

We can have that peace.

Only if our minds are "stayed" upon the Lord.  Resting upon God.  Propped up by His greatness, goodness and strength.  

Our MINDS.  Our thoughts.  How we think.  What we think.  The way we think.  All must be centred upon HIM alone.  

Not focused on the trials - not focused on the difficulties - not focused on fear or failure - not focused on the weariness and worry.


TRUSTING.....the only one on whom we can depend upon for the strength that we need for every day. the only one who has EVERLASTING strength.  

....a strength that endures

....that we can draw upon daily for our EVERY need.

Precious believer.  That peace is yours.  Yours to claim.  Yours to experience.  Yours to enjoy.

Keep your mind upon Him.  Keep trusting in His grace and goodness.  And you, too, will have that perfect peace.

Raise up your request to Him, and He will answer....

"Be careful (full of care - emphasis mine) for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
  Philippians 4:7

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