All of God’s people experience Him differently. I often experience the Holy Spirit in a conversation, and recently He led me to start posting some of our conversations. I speak in italics, and our Lord in bold print. click here to read about how this series came to be.
Have you not seen that there is a peace that comes with simply obeying and pleasing Me, without being concerned about whether doing so also pleases those around you? They are such a moving target anyway. But I am not. I am steadfast. The things that pleased me a thousand years ago still please me today. How different than the gods of this generation, whose ethics and demands change almost daily, tossing their followers this way and that in their efforts to please them. Not so with Me. I am a Rock, Immutable, Unchanging. This is the beauty of my Holy Word. It grants you a Rock, a Strong Tower, to which you may cling as the sands around you shift incessantly. Cling to Him, and you will find peace and quiet in the midst of today’s many unsteady voices.
So what is Peace…Peace like a river? Peace that passes understanding?
Peace is love. When you boil it all down to its core, Peace is Love. When you love someone, and they love you in return, peace ensues. When that love is distorted or disturbed, so is your peace.
I love you, I love my people, more than you can fathom. As a result, when you love me with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength, and by extension your neighbor as yourself, you will have an overwhelming, supernatural peace that fills your soul. And, you can take comfort in the fact that, because of Christ’s life and work, my love for you will never be distorted or disturbed. Consequently, if there is a lack of peace in your life, the problem is one of your love for Me. It means that in some way(s) your love for Me is not as total as it could or should be…in other words, your love for me, rather than being with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength, has been distorted or disturbed in some way. So when peace is elusive, ask me this: “Heavenly Father, in what way(s) am I not loving you with all of my heart, soul, mind or strength, or my neighbor as myself?” If you truly want the answer, I will give it. And if you obey, your peace will return. Amen.