Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

It's time for another Fruit of the Spirit installment! We've already covered love and joy. This month's Fruit is Peace.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23

The kind of peace that I'm going to talk about is the kind that passes all understanding. The peace that only the Lord can give. When you have this peace from God, the world can see it. Children of God don't have to worry about death, or circumstances beyond their control. The Lord is sovereign!

I have seen so many people fall into worry and stress when they are not leaning on the Lord's guidance. You may have a false sense of security, a lot of money, you may have a lovely home, or a wonderful family, but without the Lord's hand in the lives of His children, we would have nothing.

I can't even explain how grateful I am to the Lord for choosing me and allowing me to be born into a Christian home with such wonderful Christian friends. It's the greatest encouragement of all to me. Whenever I start to feel tense about anything, whether it be large or small, all I have to do is remind myself to keep my focus and trust on Jesus. He is my rock. Without Him I would be nothing.

To those who are truly walking with the Lord, the petty things of this world don't matter. It doesn't matter whether or not others are pleased with your actions, as long as you are obeying the Lord's commands, all other thoughts can be put into perspective.


"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help" Psalm 121:1
When things seem to be falling apart, and stress and sadness threaten to overcome, I find that crying to the Lord and keeping my focus on Him and Him alone is the only way I can find true peace.
"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls" Matthew 11:28, 29

It's not possible to express in words how at peace and delighted in the Lord I feel when I think of the fact that His eye is on the sparrow, so I know He watches me.

Nothing can touch me that God does not allow! Everything is according to His purpose. It's the most reassuring feeling. When we give everything to the Lord and keep Him the number one priority in our lives, God's peace is granted.

Today, I want to encourage you to revel in the peace that comes only from Christ Jesus.

God Bless You!
Flibby
"The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace" Numbers 6:26

4 comments:

Laura H. said...

No, I don't mind if you link my blog to yours. The more people we have on this subject, working together, the more we can get the idea out there, right?

I will link yours to mine too, if that is ok?

Laura H.

http://stayathomedaugther.blogspot.com

Kalani said...

I saw your blog at a glance once, but today I was able to really look at it. The result: I've enjoyed it so much!!! I like your tuesday reviews. You have very helpful articles! Keep posting! I'm looking forward to reading all your posts!
A sister in Christ, Kalani

simplysanctified said...

It is so very true what you said: When things seem to be falling apart, and stress and sadness threaten to overcome, I find that crying to the Lord and keeping my focus on Him and Him alone is the only way I can find true peace. I'm so thankful to the Lord for His ever-abiding peace!

Maria Pauline said...

Amen! When I remember that God has control over my life and a purpose for everything that happens, it is so hard to be discontent or complaining!