With Covid 19 impacting our lives, issues with rioting and looters, and an epidemic of negativity streaming off the news media. How do we stay in peace in a world of chaos?
Well in the Word it says in John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you. Not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid.”
Who is saying this dear saints? JESUS.
Knowing this and intentionally focusing on Jesus and his promise will absolutely calm your spirit. The road of peace is a narrow path because it comes by doing this deliberately. Jesus spoke PEACE to his disciples and he is speaking to the body of Christ. Fill yourself up in the Word. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.
Do you have peace in the midst of these times? If the answer is no, here are some faith tips.
1. Turn the TV off.
2. Get alone with God.
3. Bring to your remembrance that your name is written in the book of life. It’s comforting to think about that!!!
4. Be still and know that He is God.
5. Make an appointment with King Jesus and don’t cancel on him.
The world can’t give what Jesus offers. The peace that Jesus offers is a result of our intimate relationship with him.
Everything else is a counterfeit. It only works temporarily. If you don’t have Jesus, you don’t have peace. (No Jesus, No peace, Know Jesus, Know peace).
Money is not true peace. A lot of people have money and they are the unhappiest people. Yes, money helps, but you must trust in God with all your heart. You tithe and somehow the money comes. An opportunity to make more money or an unexpected check comes in the mail. Blessings come unexpectedly when you put God first.
Allow Jesus to satisfy your hunger in your heart. The narrow path is to Jesus.
This is how you obtain the ultimate Peace in a crazy world. The Word of God says be holy as I am holy. How do we do that?
By fellowshipping with the brethren and getting into the word. Spend time with your heavenly father, it’s His good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.
Most people never find peace, because they have not found the PRINCE OF PEACE.
John 14:26-27 says, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
We have a purpose and a assignment. How do we have peace in this troubled world. Be aware of these peace stealers:
1. Unforgiveness. Unforgiveness is like carrying unnecessary weight or heaviness around.
2. Negative thoughts and ideas will steal your peace.
3. Lustful thoughts. This gives the enemy an open door. Cast down every imagination that tries to overtake the mind. Replace the thought with his holy scriptures and promises.
4. Ruminating over and over of what you did wrong. Just repent and trust that God has forgiven you.
5. Holding onto anger. Give no room to the devil. You cannot have peace in your heart if you are angry or keep going back into the past.
6. Being disobedient to God. When you know you are in error, make the corrections as soon as the Holy Spirit reveals it to you.
You can have the peace of the heavenly Father. God did not make robots, so choose peace. This Covid 19 has people living in doubt. Doubt that God will answer their prayer. They are skeptics in their heart. Doubt is a result of believing false information and putting faith in it. It is the main opposition to our faith in God. Faith does not quit, but believes in the words of Jesus. The enemy will throw a lot of distractions in your life. These distractions unchecked can steal our peace.
Can you live peacefully in this world of chaos? YES YOU CAN! It’s a relationship with the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords (Jesus). It’s being very intimate with Jesus. It’s an intentional love with Jesus. Having a sense of oneness with God. A sense of unity with your heavenly Father. If you have Jesus in your heart, you can’t keep it to yourself. You share his love.
I’ve often said, “You can’t give from an empty cup.” So fill yourself up with the Word. Separate yourself from the world. Separate yourself and give God quality time.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusted in thee.” Remember what John 14:27 say, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you, not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid.”
That’s how you maintain your peace in a world of chaos. May the peace of God be with today and forever.
By: Pastor Vilma Everette