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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"

2 FACTS ABOUT PEACE:

1. Peace is a gift - you do not earn it
          - there is a huge difference between human peace and God's peace. Why? Becasue human peace is based on circumstances.

2. Peace is an internal thing

5 KEYS TO PEACE: R.E.L.A.X

1. R-est in God's forgiveness 
Romans 5:1 "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ"

- When we are out of harmony with God, it causes stress - #1 cause of stress is GUILT
- There's no peace of mind without a clean conscience

2. E-ver present God
God is always with us (Psalm 139, Matthew 10:9, Genesis 1:27, Jeremiah 14:5)

- Sress comes when you feel you are facing everything by yourself.
- Hurry aggregates worry. The more hurried you are, the more worried you get.
- Peace is a mindset. It's what you focus on.

How would you know God is with you? BE STILL AND KNOW GOD (Psalm 46:1-10)

        BUT...There's a huge difference between KNOWING ABOUT GOD and KNOWING GOD

Knowing About God - merely facts about God, what you read, what you hear from preaching
Knowing God- based on your personal experience, persoanl interaction and relationship with God.

3. L-earn to obey God's principles 

     - Read the bible

"What matters is not WHO WE ARE,  BUT WHOSE WE ARE"

     - Peace comes from obedience. When we ignore God, we become stressed.

4. A-lways trust God's plan Proverbs 3:5-6

- Trust the Lord with all my heart (Prov 3:5) - means total dependence amidst all things.
- Don't lean on our own understanding (Prov 3:5) - don't try to figure out everything

 Acknowledging God + Trusting God + Depending on God = God will direct our paths = PEACE

5. X-pressing all my cares to God 

Psalm 4:6 "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God"

When you're not praying, you're worrying

Jesus Christ is the PRINCE OF PEACE, Invite Him to come into your life. 
 
1 Response
  1. mau2 ^-^ Says:

    ...love it ate.. :) i really do appreciate what God has written through you.. ^-^. just like what i've said..recently i have this word in me yet, God made me realize how to overcome those. :) hehe... mwah! keep it up ate.. ^-^.
    G2G! God bless...