#4481 – Greater Peace

Good morning people who intentionally focus your attention on God

There is greater peace available to you and I today.

But in order to step into it, clothe ourselves with it and walk in the fulness of Father’s intention, there are some decisive steps that we need to take. This is not about works, but it is about positioning ourselves to receive what is freely given.

We cannot walk in peace while feeding ourselves on what the world is dishing up. If the news or social media is our primary fountain that we are drinking from, peace will allude us. This is not because it is not available, but because the God-instituted principle of ‘sowing and reaping’ cannot be violated.

The apostle Paul was in prison. He had been beaten and severely mistreated because of his love and commitment to Christ. If anyone had reason to not have peace, it was Paul. Yet it was in this place of isolation, pain and suffering that he penned these words that we often quote but less-frequently live:

Philippians 4:6-9 NIV Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

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