Saturday, April 11, 2009

Peace in the Storm

Lately I've been very busy. Which is partly why I haven't been posting here. I will try to keep up a bit better than I have been in future.

Thus I have been thinking about contentment, and peace in the middle of storm. So I thought I would ask you if you know the answer to the question, "What is peace?" God's peace.

Jesus said, peace I leave you, my peace I give you - not as the world gives.

So why is God's peace different to the world's idea of peace?

Peace is an absence of aggression, violence or hostility. (According to wikipedia)
The article goes on to say,

"[Peace] also represents a larger concept wherein there are healthy or newly-healed interpersonal or international relationships, safety in matters of social or economic welfare, the acknowledgment of equality and fairness in political relationships and, in world matters."(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace)

So that is what the world thinks peace is. So now what does God call peace.

"Be still and know that I am God."

That's it.

By the definition of the world around us you can not be at peace if you are in the middle of a war. But by God's definition you could be in the worst turmoil ever known to mankind, and have perfect peace because God promises us,

"[He] will keep in perfect peace him who's mind is fixed on [God]."

So next time you start to worry think about God. Don't just think about Him though, fix your mind on Him. Fix your thoughts on Him. (Remember, "His burden is easy and His yoke is light.") And know peace.

2 comments:

Andy Moore said...

That's a really good point Felicity. Peace is not really what we would think of as "peacefulness", but more like "being at peace", because we know God is in control...

thanks for that thought!

Tabitha said...

I needed to hear that tonight, Felicity. Thanks for sharing!