Last week I went on a search for peace, knowing peace would be the focus of our advent series at church this past Sunday and here on the blog this week. I also went looking, just because I was longing for a little peace in my own life.
When I started this page, I was not sure what I was going to write, because I am still learning what it means to live with peace. Yet as I dug deeper, I did start to see some little signs, these little guideposts God leaves along the way to show us just where His peace can be found.
God’s peace – born to this earth in the lowliest of places. His peace birthed through His written and living word. The peace mankind was longing for had come at last. It is no wonder the angels shouted out to the shepherds…
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” – Luke 2:14
So today I am looking for peace
and finding it
when I let go of…
The one who received the seed among the thorns is the man who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke it, making it unfruitful. – Matt. 13:22
“If anyone would come after me he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me, will find it…” – Matt. 16:24
“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world and we can take nothing out of it.” – 1Tim. 6:6,7
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God” – Psalm 20:7
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5,6
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” – Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)
the past –
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing…I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” – Isaiah 43:19
“For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross” – Colossians 1:20
…and grab hold of Jesus and only Him.
“Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” – Psalm 119:165
His written and living word – our peace!