With all that is going on around the world, my prayers are PEACE. That is what we need around the world in every country.
P E A C E.
For some reason just saying the word, peace brings so much tranquillity. Doesn’t it? Try it! Close your eyes, take a deep breath and say it…PEACE… How did that feel?
If you didn’t feel anything, believe in your heart, then try it again…PEACE
We may feel like we can’t bring peace into the world. I mean the world is so big and we are…well…so small. But if you are a blood-bought child of God, and believe in your heart, you can speak to the mountain and it shall be moved.
I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart. – Mark 11:23
Before the ascension of Jesus, he said he was giving the disciples a gift.
I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid – John 14:27
Now, we need to understand the world cannot give us peace. If you don’t believe me, look at the world right now. Where is this peace?
The peace that transcends all understanding.
Take a minute and think about the word transcends…it means to rise above to go beyond.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. – Philippian 4:6
There is power in your words. We all know that. God spoke things into existence. God dwells in us. So when I asked you to say the word “peace”, something should have happened. You might not see it right away, or see it at all, but you can rest assured there was a change in the atmosphere.
When the disciples were in the boat, a fierce storm came, they cried out to Jesus, “Lord, save us. We are drowning.” Kinda sounds like what is going on right now in the world. Everyone is looking for some kind of shelter. Everyone is in panic mode.
But not the believer! We stand in the boat, just like Jesus, and we rebuke the storm in Jesus’ Name! Declare it with me. “This situation that is disturbing my peace must go! Now!!!”
People will not understand why you are so calm, while there is a storm going on, but you know who’s you are.
I had a friend tell me a testimony that I would like to share with you. She was also in a storm but in her car. It was a snowstorm where she couldn’t even see the road in front of her. Feeling frightened she broke down in tears asking God to help her. She asked God to help her to just get home to her family. After she cried out, she turns back on the car and started to drive home. This friend of mine said to me, “Elizabeth, I don’t even know how I got home. There was such a peace in the car and it was like I wasn’t even driving.”
That’s the peace of God!!!
I get excited when I hear testimonies! Testimonies help us to grow in faith.
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