Our society is spinning out of control; contentious politics, terrorism and war around the world, partisan news agencies, incessant unemployment, angry drivers...the list goes on and on. Pressures mount around us and before long we begin to internalize our surroundings.
Life was never meant to be this way. Remember the setting of the Garden of Eden? A garden with plentiful food and comfort all around. A man and a woman with an appointment every day to take a casual walk in the garden with their Creator.
Jesus came came to restore the balance surrendered by Adam. He has completed His task but it is up to us to accept His gift. Too many of us turn to so many other things to placate our stress. Some turn to alcohol, some to pornography, some to movies or television, others to music or literature. Each of these has its own traps hidden within them that lead to only temporary relief from our issues.
Isaiah 9:6 And He shall be called...Prince of Peace...
Sure we've heard the words many times before but have they taken root in your spirit? Jesus is the Prince we are His subjects, the land that we are offered is the kingdom of peace.
Don't forsake the gift of peace; deep, deep peace. Regardless of any circumstances God's peace is stronger still!
So important was our ability to dwell in peace that God guaranteed it be providing it as a trait and a gift of the Holy Spirit that dwells within us.
Galatians 5:22 the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control...
Does this sound like your life? Why not? It is a gift that is waiting for you!
Surrender and become a subject to the kingdom of peace!