How do you find peace of mind?
In my devotional studies today,
the Moody Bible Institute’s “Today in the Word”
asked that question. What is peace and where do you find it?
If you go to Pexels.com
and put in the word “peace”
you will find many images
that suggest answers to those questions:
What does this one suggest to you?
Of course, this suggests prayer…
… and this has a Zen origin, right?
Many folks find peace by going out into nature and finding seclusion.
Others look for peace in communication
with others who are seeking the same goals.
Music provides a source of peace for me and many others.
My greatest sense of peace comes from my faith.
As a Christian, PEACE is not a place.
It is not an unattainable emotion.
Peace is a person!
My peace comes from God’s grace
in the person of Jesus.
“Peace I leave with you;
my peace I give to you.
I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled
and do not be afraid.”
I find evidence of that joy-giving peace all around me…
and I am assured of it as I read my Bible
and study the devotionals that reinforce my faith.
Today in the Word
has a study of The Gospel of Luke
titled, “Peace on Earth” this month.
In his introductory pages,
Dr. John Koessler wrote,
“This promise of peace belongs to
those upon whom His favor rests.”
Does His favor rest on you?
Thousands of years before His birth, Isaiah predicted Him:
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given,
and the government will be upon his shoulders.
And he will be called
Prince of Peace.”
Then, when Isaiah’s prediction came true,
Jesus came to earth… the Prince of Peace,
Here to show us how to find His peace,
Here to show us how to live.
Ephesians2:14 put it this way:
“Jesus is our peace”
Because Jesus “came and preached peace to you
who were far away and those who were near.”
Jesus came, lived to show us and teach us, and died to save us.
Believing that is the road to His grace.
Believing that is the way to Eternal Life.
Believing that is the path to peace.
Dr. John Koessler wrote:
“Those who know the peace of Christ
become agents od peace themselves.
When Jesus first sent His disciples
to proclaim the kingdom,
He told them,
‘As you enter the home, give it your greeting.’
(the traditional Jewish greeting, Shalom)
This was more than a social formality,
Christians are offering peace through
faith in Christ to others.
The shalom of Christ is more than a greeting.
It is a promise.
There is more to peace than a personal experience.
For the Christian, peace is a person.
Jesus is our peace.”
He is the Holy Spirit in you.
He is the King of Peace,
here to give you His peace.
In Him is my peace of mind.
Where is yours?
I pray you find it in Him.
He came to save you and me.
Love and peace to you,
Thank you, God, Lord, Christ Jesus, Holy Spirit
for the love, joy, and peace that are mine!