The world is filled with all types of noises that bombard us on a daily basis. These noises consume, distract, overwhelm and even have the potential of bringing us harm. We cannot pin the entire blame on media. There are numerous sources in our lives where these noises come from. They can come from our homes, our workplaces, and even our own thoughts. Whether you know God or not, He desires these noises to reduce so that you can come to know Him and experience His peace.
Many of us would love to experience rest, but we do not know how to, or we are even afraid to. Whatever your reason is, God’s heart for you is to be at peace. Colossians 3:15 states: “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” God wants peace to rule. Not noise. Not fear. Not lack. Peace!
Peace does not come from outside of us, it is an inward work. It is a fruit of God’s Holy Spirit. Many of us try and gain peace buy spending money, filling our bodies with drugs or alcohol, establishing relationships which only bring destruction, working harder, never achieving true, lasting, deep peace.
We must allow the Holy Spirit to cultivate peace in our lives by daily surrendering ourselves to His tender care and being cautious of the noises we listen to. Listen to the words of Jesus… “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
(John 14:27 ESV)
May this be your reality!
ClydeMay 24, 2014 at 7:17 AM
Great word Pastor. …
So often I get caught in trying to manipulate and orchestrate situations to achieve an outcome of peace instead of allowing the peace of God to rule my heart and thereby allowing what happens to have no affect on my peace. Thank you. Lord bless you. Think of you often. Still living for His glory.