God’s Perfect Peace

We have entered the second week of Advent and this week the focus is on peace. We all want and long for peace in our lives, in our community and in our country. When we say peace, what are we talking about? The dictionary tells us that peace is the freedom from civil disorder, the absence of war.

That is something that we desire in our lives but is that all there is to peace? There are many people who live in environments that are free from war, but they don’t have any peace. Then, there are some people who live in the midst of a war zone, and there is peace in their hearts. So, we can see that there is more to peace than the absence of turmoil. In John 14:27 AMP Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let My perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]” 

That is the kind of peace we all need in our lives. It is not sold in stores, and you do not need money to buy; you cannot work for it. It’s a gift from God. This is a season of gift giving and receiving and many times, there is a lot of disappointment because people use the gift to evaluate the affection of the giver. Now, if you applied that principle to the gift that God gives to us, then you must conclude that God has great love for you.

When someone gives you something that is priceless, what is your response? Do you want God’s peace that will quiet the storms on the inside in spite of what is happening on the outside? God is ready and waiting to give you His peace, but you have to be ready to receive it. Accept His offer today!

Thought for Today: Friend, God wants to give you, His peace.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory. 

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