Friday, February 26, 2010

7 Lessons for L.I.F.E.: Living in Favor and Expectancy: Lesson 5

Lesson 5: Let God’s Peace rule in your heart

John 14:27 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. (New International Version)

The end result of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives is deep and lasting peace. Unlike worldly peace which is usually defined as the lack of conflict, good feelings, or positive thinking this peace is confident assurance in any circumstance. It comes from knowing God is always in control. With Christ’s peace we have no need to fear the present or the future.

Phillipians 4:6-7Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Seemingly impossible, a life free of anxiety can be achieved when you take Paul’s advice and turn your worries into prayers. Our place in God’s heart is sure. Our destiny is ordained, and we can have victory of life’s problems if we let God’s peace guard our hearts.

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