As God's beloved children, we are called to faith, not fear. Faith says, "God is in charge of my life; I will trust Him, even when circumstances might suggest He's not there. I believe God loves me and knows what is best for me." Faith always crowds out fear.
We gain the greatest benefit from being silent and tranquil—cherishing the opportunity to reflect on Christ’s birth and what our Savior really means to us. It is amazing the blessings and sense of peace we miss when we don’t take the time to be still and see how God is moving.
The secret to living a productive life is not found in a pill, a drink, or an exercise routine, but in heeding what the Lord says. None of us know how long we’ll live, but while we have breath, we should desire to be useful and fruitful for God.
One of the most heavenly aspects of experiencing God is His abounding peace. Peace is not something this world can offer us. This world is run on chaos, stress, confusion, striving, and frivolous pursuits with no satisfaction. Even in this life, God offers us the peace of heaven, the peace that comes from having our hearts wrapped up in true relationship with Him.
If you’re ready to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ—the Prince of Peace—then you can definitely find peace in your life. Peace is actually part of the inheritance package that comes to us when we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior. John 14:27 says, Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. At one time, I didn’t know what peace felt like. But His Word has led me to experience a lot more peace and joy in my life...and I’d love for you to experience it too.
It's a search that drives men and nations to great extremes -- the search for peace. So much of our time, energy and resources are consumed with trying to find and keep peace with family members, friends and neighbors. But often, no matter how hard we try, peace eludes us. The war in our minds and hearts rages on and on. Where can we find peace?
When we trust God to guide us, He, too, can diffuse our anxieties by giving us clear guidance. Here's why we so often give in to worry and what we can do to change our response.
I’ve noticed how many of us find it hard to simply quiet ourselves down — I mean, really shut down all the external voices, demands, and impulses that compel us to keep in motion all the spinning plates of thoughts and reasonings.
Sometimes we wish for things to change but are unwilling to do what it takes to make things better.