There’s something about peace!
It’s an ubiquitous desire around the world as everyone is reaching for it. When we have peace from the inside out, everything is better in our lives.
The problem is, too many people try to find peace in all the wrong places. The results are dangerous and devastating.
Families are destroyed, people are hurt and wrong decisions ripple out and impact more than is seen.
But, there’s an answer and His name is Jesus!
This Christmas season is about Jesus and how He came to be our Prince of Peace. Meaning He’s the captain and governor of peace.
When we have His peace we don’t have to know it all, or understand it all, because HE is our all!
Jesus is our prince of peace and we can have His peaceful presence this holiday season.
So, how we do have this in our lives?
“6. 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.”Philippians 4:6-7
These verses give us a clear process to have His peaceful presence.
First, we pray about everything.
This is how we combat worry. We all worry but we don’t have to get stuck worrying. When we pray, we exchange our worry for His answer. We exchange our worry for His ability in our lives.
I encourage you to pray about everything! If you think about or worry about, then pray about it.
Second, we tell God what we need.
When we pray, it’s biblical to be specific. Let Him know what you need with details. There’s something about doing this that lifts the burden off of us, and we give it to God.
He lifts burdens, demolishes burdens and sets us free from burdens. So, when we pray we may be specific and let Him know what we need.
Third, thank Him for what He’s done.
Thanking God for what He’s done does so much for our lives. It’s touches our attitude, elevates our perspective, builds our faith, and brings us into the peaceful presence of God. See Psalms 100:4-5.
Making a thank you list has done all these things and more for my life. I know it will do the same for you and, it’s how we receive the peaceful presence of God.
What has God done for you?
Give Him thanks and let your heart be lifted with praise and have the peaceful presence of God.
Fourth, receive His peaceful presence.
When we do these things, the Bible says we will have His peace that passes our understanding and it guards our hearts and minds.
This is what we want. This is what we need. This is what we can have.
So, we must follow this biblical pattern to have His peaceful presence. I need it and you do too. So I encourage you to move forward and take these steps in your life.
Let His peaceful presence fill you and give you the best Christmas season you ever had.
God is with you and the best is yet to come,