“It is not too much to say that all real growth in the spiritual life-all victory over temptation, all confidence and peace in the peace in the presence of difficulties and dangers, all repose of spirit in times of great disappointment or loss, all habitual communion with God-depend upon the practice of secret prayer.” Author unknown.
Recently, my meditation readings have focused on peace-peace within, bold peace. “Where there is peace, God is” said George Herbert. Our minds are kept in perfect peace, when we focus on Him, not them. Romans 12: 1-2, strongly encourages us to present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto Him. Do not be conformed to the same manner of thinking, behaving and reacting to the world. How can this be achieved? Peace.
There comes a peace that even in the face of tremendous pain or challenges we can experience a peace that passes all understanding. That peace is the peace of Christ, since he is the Crown Prince of Peace. Peace is part of His divine nature, His essence. The Lord blesses his people with peace (Psalm 29:11). It is Peace that rides along side us and hovers over us when we rest at night filling our soul and spirit with blessed assurance. Peace gives us strength from day-to-day. Peace strives to keep unity and does not create strife. Peace is never anxious, because with prayer and supplication and thanksgiving, petitions, requests are made known to God, knowing full well He can handle it. Peace is the legacy Jesus leaves with his children (John 14:27), “Peace I leave with you; My 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 fearful.” Peace, glorious peace. As this day unfolds, rely on that peace. Fill every corner of your mind with peace, knowing all is well your soul.