I had plans for a totally different post but I was compelled to write on peace.
I’ve had a rough month. Nothing extraordinary. Nothing major. Just the compounded stress of daily life. So this is my reminder that the God of peace is with me and that I have His peace resident in my spirit.
What is peace?
The Dictionary of Bible Themes defines peace as
If you are anything like me, you may work really hard to pick out the perfect outfit everyday; but especially before an outing or a big occasion. However, our spiritual clothing is far more important than the visible physical clothes we have on. Our inner lives and hearts are critical because the thoughts and intents of our hearts eventually flow out especially under pressure (Luke 6:45).
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13
I once awoke from spiritual slumber to the realization that I had led myself into the stronghold of unforgiveness and offense.