8 Feb - Hold Your Peace

The bible says, “A heart at peace gives life to the body” (Proverbs 14:30) and Jesus said, “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).

Yet how often do we give up our peace because we wish we were someone else or focus on negative circumstances, worries, and fear that steals our peace?

It’s a trap that many of us fall into, and it’s usually because we allow ourselves to be convinced that we are less than who God says we are, that He won’t take care of us or that our lives aren’t significant successful or of consequence. As a result, we lose our peace.

We may not be happy with certain aspects of our lives, but it's hugely beneficial to us when we listen to what God says about us, His plan and way of doing things. He longs for us to accept His love and forgiveness, to know that He will perfect that which concerns us and that He has a plan and is faithful to complete what He has started in us.

He will work to bring out the best in us, bless our relationships and help us fulfil those things we were made for.

I’ve discovered that when we begin to accept who God says we are and allow that to shape our behaviour and future, any wrong thinking, negativity, lack of self-worth, and fears starts to fall away, and we are transformed as our thinking is renewed. As a result, our hearts are filled with peace and we start to live our lives quite differently. (Romans 12:2)

Today I encourage you to listen and accept who God says you are and His plan for your life He thinks you’re amazing, significant and special, and since He is the one who created you, He’d know. Follow His way of doing things, and the guidelines in His Word so that you would know and be able to hold your peace.

“You will keep him in perfect peace; Whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You. (NKJV)

"Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2)

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me When as yet there were none of them.” (Psalm 139:13-16)

Prayer: Lord, I ask for your peace to fill my heart with peace and that I would listen and accept what you say about my life. Please help me let go and give you any thinking, attitudes, and concerns that would try to steal my peace today. In Jesus name Amen

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