Peace is something we all long for, but it isn't something that just happens, we need to seek it in all of the right places. Please join me in the search.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Settle You Down

And The peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:7 NKJV

Peace can mean different things to different people. To some it neams quiet, no arguing or fighting, no shouting (referring to the legal definition of disturbing the peace). To others, it may mean that there are no problems to deal with and everything is going well. But the peace that Paul is referring to in Phillipians is a spritual peace, something that we cannot even define with words. I like what the Message Bible says in the same verse. Before you know it, a sense of God's wholeness, everything coming together for good. will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worries at the center of your life.(Phil 4:7). Notice that it says, "will come and settle you down". So that leads us to think that there will be times when we struggle with worry. These verses are telling us that no matter how much noise and agitation is going on around us, no matter how many things are going wrong, we can experience God's peace.

Father, help us to begin to understand what true peace is. May we seek Your face and study Your Word. As we grow in our relationship with You, we will grow and one day we will begin to comprehend true peace. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Copyright (C)Pam Wilson 2004

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