I have been hearing "rest and receive" and "walk in His peace" from many sources. (Thank you Jesus for God-filled friends!)
It has been a season of activity, movement and much rushing. Good things - many of them....but always moving...rushing....doing!
And then a small quiet voice " Come away with me My love" seemed to beckon through the noise and bustle.
Finally, something shifted.
I was reading the Christian Classic "Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ" and had only gotten to chapter two when I felt such a hunger for more of Jesus. I also hear a teaching about the peace of God in this wonderful e-course. Confirmation!
I simply turned my heart and thoughts inward. Not to me- but to Him and the awareness of Him in me. (I'm born again and Jesus lives in me!)
I feel this deep deep peace. It is so comforting beyonds words. There is a joy and love with this feeling. I am aware of this strange peace as I'm washing the dishes and doing housework.
Next I sense it filling the room and the atmosphere I'm in. The children seem calm and happy. My toddler's fussiness goes away. It feels so wonderful.
I lie down in bed and the peace is still with me- like a weighted blanket. I feel it on my back and inside my intenstines or stomach. I feel my back muscles relaxing....How long have I been so stressed, anxious, wound up? Forever? The peace is so different and physical even. I fall asleep in utter safety. I am protected and there is no fear. The release of tension brings almost a sense of delight, I feel so safe, loved and surrounded by God.
May you also enter into the peace and rest of God. It is a glorious place to be!
The world does not have peace. It has false comforts, escape and things to numb, distract and suppress fear. But Jesus offers a literal, transformative peace IN you.
If you enter into His life- this can be yours too! We give him our life...and He gives us His. You can do this right now! Jesus paid the price for your sins and wants to give you His life. Will you say "yes"? He is calling you.....
I leave you with my friend's beautiful song. "The Secret Place." <3
His peace will utterly transform your life.
May you also receive, walk, hide and rest in His peace today. <3
For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. (Romans 14:17)
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:27
Jesus is Prince of Peace! ( Isaiah 9:6)