Tag: Peace of mind

Choose Peace

With all the chaos happening in the world today, would you rather be a Peacemaker or a War maker? A peacemaker is what we all must strive to be in the world. But unless we have the peace of God within ourselves, we cannot give it to somebody else. A man who is filled with the peace from God extends such peace to others. He’s easily forgiving, patient and kind to others. He does not take out his frustration on other people and does not pay back evil for evil. Instead, he pursues peace with all men. Where there is chaos, he brings calm. Where fight ensues, he settles it quickly. He is full of understanding and he protects his peace with all he has in the spirit, body and mind. We all need the peace of God to calm the storms in our lives. We must seek it, embrace it and extend it to others. It is World Peace Day and I wish you peace in all you do. Continue reading “Choose Peace”

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Find Peace in the Storms

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you” (Isaiah 43:2).

The image that comes to mind when meditating on this scripture is that of an individual crossing over a deep water and this person is afraid of being swept away but there is someone stronger and bigger than this individual who is walking side by side to him or her and urging them to carry on crossing because he is with them and they have nothing to be afraid of. This is exactly what the peace of God is when you submit your fears and anxieties to him. You have nothing to be afraid of because God is with you, gently guiding you and directing you on the right path. Continue reading “Find Peace in the Storms”

Seeking the Peace of Mind

Everybody wants the peace of mind but nobody is actively seeking this peace. With headlines filled with terrorist news and breaking news that fuels fear in the heart of mind leading to aggravations, financial downturn affecting people’s finances enslaving them to money making machines, public unrest and political disorder creating worries in homes that leads to domestic assault, gun crimes and knife crimes creating false confidence in the heart of the youth; nobody seems to know the time to seek for the peace of mind.

Jesus Christ came to the world to give us peace; violence, injustice, terrorism, wars and threats must not steal our peace in Christ. We must seek and find this peace, we must pursue peace with all men (Hebrews 12:14). When Jesus encountered the con men who tried to trick him into causing a political unrest by asking him whether they should pay taxes, he didn’t get into an argument with them but with wisdom he replied; give Cesar what belongs to Cesar and give to God what belongs to God (Mark 12:13-17).

At another time he encountered the taxman, he could have refused to pay taxes as a citizen of the land, instead, he instructed Peter to pay the taxes. Should Jesus have refused to pay the tax man, trouble might have ensued. Instead, Jesus avoided trouble and as a result, peace reigned (Matthew 17:24-27). Likewise, Christ-followers must follow in his footsteps and replicate his character in practical ways that will create peace in the world.

In the midst of the storm, Jesus demonstrated how to have peace to his disciples (Matthew 8:24) – he remained calm and he rebuked the storm. Christians must learn from him and follow in his stead – remain calm in the face of trouble and rebuke the storm. When I had troubles in my relationships, I went back to God and I rebuked the storms rocking my relationships in the name of Jesus and God was faithful to honour my prayer requests.

Should you be seeking the peace of mind in your life right now, speak out loud the following Bible declarations and let the word of God take root in your life that will bring about the peace you require in your heart.

Make a Bold Declaration of faith with me today
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The Lord keeps me in perfect peace, I will not be shaken
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The peace of God dwells in my heart, I will not be shaken.
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I lie me down and sleep in peace for God alone makes me dwell in safety.
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I overcome trials and tribulations of this world through Christ who overcame the world for me
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The peace of God which transcends all understanding guards my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus.
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Henceforth I promote peace and joy fills my days for the rest of my life
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Jesus was pierced for my transgressions, he was crushed for my iniquities; the punishment that brought me peace was upon him, and by his wounds, I am healed.
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SCRIPTURES
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
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Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.John 14:27 (NIV).
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In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.Psalm 4:8(NIV).
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But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5(NIV).
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“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33(NIV).