Another principle, that keeps rolling around my mind like a marble, is based on these verses:
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:3-4
The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. Isaiah 32:17-18
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
I am afforded perfect peace, but the way to remain in that place is through trust and righteousness and going to God with my requests and thanksgiving.
These are also common verses, but nonetheless are so very true. In moments when I’ve felt my peace being pulled off me, like a blanket thief in the night, I will cover myself with these promises again and again until I find that peace returning and warming my soul.
Walking out a life of victory and peace is not something that happens by accident. No, it’s something that we must do on purpose. One word that I can’t escape lately is, “Intentional”. I think about it all the time and practice it in every facet of my life. I am intentionally walking out a life of perfect peace while we are currently unemployed and waiting for God to open doors for us, and God is noticing. Several times lately, He’s told me to stop and turn to Him and let Him tell me just how very proud He is of me. He’s proud that I’m not wasting away and living a life crippled with fear. He’s proud that I am continuing to minister in my time of great need. He’s proud that we are still giving during a time when we need to receive. He knows. He sees. It matters.
I may not be piling up earthly treasure right now, but I sure am filling my heavenly storehouses.
Prayer Moment: Are you holding onto peace in your own life? What do the words you speak release into your life and the lives of others? Are you speaking fear? Are you speaking defeat? Or are you partnering with the God of the Universe? There is no place you could go that His Peace cannot hold you perfectly. Will you let Him?