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I love how the hues of Fall colors decorate trees! The thing with Fall is I'm not a fan of the wind nor of the cold. But the colors, are too pretty to ignore.
Can we talk about peace? I know everyone wants peace. There are seasons where it seems chaos surrounds, and it is only after then, that we value the peace we had before. Ever had a quarrel, and afterwards, realized peace was better than winning the argument?
The past decade has taught me that having my peace is more important to my mind than food. That having peace in my soul, knowing I hold no grudge and have nothing lurking or secret somewhere waiting for someone to uncover. I love my peace. And so does GOD.
GOD wants us to live in peace. JESUS said in Scripture, 'My peace I give you. Not as the world gives..."
What does that mean?
You won't find peace as a Christian in the accumulation of wealth, though that is not bad in and of itself. You won't find peace in the typical things the world does. You will find peace in CHRIST. Living at the center of JESUS' will would give you peace. Loving your enemies will certainly give you peace. Forgiving those who offended you, obeying an instruction from GOD, all that will give you peace.
But...what of when you already went the wrong direction. Is all hope lost? Not at all.
You can have turmoil because the enemy breached your life. Or someone close to you let the guard rail low and the enemy got in. You're not the only one impacting your life. You can be living holy, on diving purpose, loving your enemies, and then your spouse cheats on you, cracking open the door for the enemy to afflict your child.
There you are at four o clock in the morning, in the hospital, clinging to hope for your child through no fault of your own, a ripe situation for offense (giving the enemy a two-for-one unless you forgive).
What do you do when someone or something disrupts your peace through no fault of your own?
Take it to the LORD. The only PERSON I know who can restore lost peace is JESUS.
HE did it for me. It seemed impossible but HE did it and left me in awe. The people I helped stole my peace and when I got it back, I learned to lock the doors behind me and ask GOD before helping anyone to the degree I did before.
JESUS will do the same for you and help you get your peace back if you lost it. It may not be easy but HE will guide you. But you've got to follow HIS instructions this time to reach the desired destination.
And when you get your peace back this time, don't let it go!