Day 198: Unlocking the Place of Peace Inside (July 17)

When Adam and Eve were still in the garden, God would walk with them in the cool of the day.  Can you imagine knowing that every day, God would come and take a stroll with you?  Can you see yourself walking and talking with Him?  Or even just walking in the silence and observing the nature He had just created?  It is an awe-inspiring thought.

As a child I loved the book “The Secret Garden”.  The idea of a hidden place of beauty to discover and then enjoy delighted me then, and honestly, delights me still.  I long for those hidden places.  I love finding secret nooks of beauty and intimacy with God, much like the secret garden.

Lately, as I navigate unknown territory, and everything is in transition, I find myself retreating to a place deep inside where peace is found.  It’s like following your veins until you reach your heart, I am daily needing to reconnect to the peace at the center of my spirit.  That place where God is found.

Have you learned to find that peaceful place?

When life is uncertain and others in your path are feeling the burden of the unknown as well, can you keep yourself centered on that peaceful place where the Father dwells?

Right now, I hear Him knocking.  The thing is, He’s not knocking from the outside, He’s knocking from deep inside of me.  He wants me to let the Christ in me come to the surface and teach me to walk this out in peace.

It is possible to walk out life from a foundation of peace.  We can walk on water, even during a storm.

Take a moment and access your heart.  If you have Jesus in your heart, then you have a built-in place of peace inside of you, the place where Jesus dwells.  Then take a moment to find it.  Allow your heart to connect with Jesus.  Asking Jehovah Shalom to fill your heart and mind.  Then any moment you feel that peace leaving, stop and ask God to bring you back to that foundation.  At first, you may need to do this a lot, but over time you will become more and more settled in that peaceful place.  There’s enough turmoil in the world, what we need and what the world is desperate for is peace, and that only comes from the Father.

Jehovah Shalom, flood my heart and mind today.  Drown out all fear and doubt.  Let me be brimming with peace no matter what circumstances swirl around me.  You are my peace.  Thank You for loving me.

God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.  1 Corinthians 14:33

The God of peace will soon crush satan under your feet.  The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.  Romans 16:20

May the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance.  The Lord be with you all.  2 Thessalonians 3:16

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.         Isaiah 9:6