Isiah 26:3-4 (TLB) God, you give true peace to people who depend on you, to those who trust in you. So trust the Lord always, because in the Lord YAH you have a place of safety forever.
Isiah 32:17 (NLT) And this righteousness will bring peace. Yes, it will bring quietness and confidence forever.
Isiah 48:18 (NLT) Oh, that you had listened to my commands! Then you would have had peace flowing like a gentle river and righteousness rolling over you like waves in the sea.
Having a peaceful heart is always related to our dependence on God, and our belief in what He has to say. In short, our knowledge of God plays a major role. So if we often feel afraid, worried, anxious, and full of conflict, it means that our heart is still in trouble. Whether we still have the love of self, the love of money or the love of the world.
If we have the TRUTH IN OUR HEARTS, which means WHAT WE WANT IS TO KNOW GOD MORE, then we definitely have a living fellowship with Him. This is what makes TRUTH AFTER TRUTH keep coming in our lives. Because our heart’s intention is like a magnet that brings various spiritual dimensions.
Living in DIVINE PEACE ( peace that rules our hearts – Colossians 3:15) that flows like a river, is not difficult or impossible. It is absolutely possible and it is a must! The question here is do we want to have a living fellowship with Him? Will we set aside a special time to get to know Him?
Let’s be honest here, the reason of our troubled heart (our peace and joy are stolen by the devil) is because we do not have a living fellowship with God. We can not ‘sit still’ and listen to Him when He delivers the truth.
Luke 10:39-42 (NLT) She had a sister named Mary. Mary was sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to him teach. But her sister Martha was busy doing all the work that had to be done. Martha went in and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are getting worried and upset about too many things. Only one thing is important. Mary has made the right choice, and it will never be taken away from her.”
The passage above answers the roots of the problem that has been making us worry (lose peace). Now is the time for us to eliminate unnecessary activities, and focus on building a living fellowship with God. All that we want is to KNOW HIM!
Philippians 3:7-11 (NLT) At one time all these things were important to me. But because of Christ, I decided that they are worth nothing. Not only these things, but now I think that all things are worth nothing compared with the greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. Because of Christ, I lost all these things, and now I know that they are all worthless trash. All I want now is Christ. I want to belong to him. In Christ I am right with God, but my being right does not come from following the law. It comes from God through faith. God uses my faith in Christ to make me right with him. All I want is to know Christ and the power that raised him from death. I want to share in his sufferings and be like him even in his death. Then there is hope that I myself will somehow be raised from death.
LET GO ALL THINGS AND PURSUE THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD! THEN THE PEACE OF CHRIST WILL RULE OUR LIVES BECAUSE WE FOCUS ONLY ON HIM.
Numbers 6:26 (NLT) May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace.
Ps. Steven Agustinus
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