Have you ever had one of those moments where you just know God is speaking to you? Not audibly, but through the Word, a devotional, or maybe even something you see on Pinterest or Facebook? Yes, as strange as that may sound I think God uses many resources to speak to us and I’m pretty sure he’s doing that to me now.
It’s the first Monday of 2015 (2015!!?) and all I keep thinking is where in the world did December go?! It came and went in a flash! Was there even a December? 😜 Between my moms birthday, going out of town, having company in town, dinners, a concert, THEN Christmas followed by New Years!! 😪 Few! I’m exhausted just typing all that. During all that hustle and bustle of the holiday season there was (and still is) a word that I just keep coming across. Peace. I think God is telling me I need some peace.
Peace. What exactly is peace? Relaxing? Taking some time for yourself? Maybe sneaking in a nap? Whatever you think of when you hear “peace”, it’s probably not the same as what the Word tells us. John 14:27 (NIV) says “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Is that why we (or is it just me?) don’t understand the concept of peace? We are looking for it in all the wrong places or should I say the wrong person? We need to be looking to Jesus for our peace. The peace we are craving during all the busyness of life. The peace we need when we have no idea why things are happening the way the are. The peace we need even when things are going just right. Any time, any situation we need the peace Jesus gives.
I was reading up on this verse and I love pastor Jon Courson’s (of Applegate Christian Fellowship) commentary on it, I just have to share! “Even though I might not understand what’s going on, I have a peace that bypasses my brain and permeates my heart. I might not know why things aren’t working out, or why things are coming down. But in the midst of it all, Jesus offers me his peace.” Jesus. That’s peace right there. Bypassing my brain, not understanding why I feel so calm during a trial or just the busyness of life, and then peace coming in and permeating my heart. I just love that. That’s what I want. That’s what I need.
Blessings and peace 💛 Sarah