A Peace Beyond All Understanding

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Peace is freedom from all disturbances. Peace is a calm assurance despite the circumstances we face. Tranquility permeates our inner man when we are at peace. Serenity fills the gaps gouged out by adversity. A state of peace forces anxiety to flee and commands worry to retreat. God is our peace. “For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh …

Peace Of Christ

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Jesus did not enter this world to bring peace. Rather, He came wielding a very sharp sword. In fact, this weapon is so keen and precise that it pierces between soul and spirit. With supernatural power, it discerns our thoughts and the intent of our heart. “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” Matthew 10:34 (NKJV) “For the word of God is living …

The Power of Patience

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July 22 Hebrews 6:9-15 Picture yourself waiting in a checkout line that hasn’t moved for ten minutes. Many of us would feel frustrated. We live in a generation that expects instant results. Everyone struggles with some degree of impatience. We’re born with this trait—think about a three-month-old who wants milk in the middle of the night. The inborn reaction is to fuss at the first hint of discomfort and to keep at it until the …

The Hope of Peace

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January 14   Romans 15:4-13 Despite man’s best efforts, the world’s longing for peace remains unfulfilled. Each new generation has high hopes for reconciliation among people and nations but in the end faces disappointment. One day Christ will return and make everything right. Until then, believers are called to be His ambassadors of peace. However, becoming a Christian does not automatically change us into people who pursue kindness and unity. At times we’re quick-tempered and …

How to Experience Christ’s Peace

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December 29 John 14:27-31 “My peace I give to you” (John 14:27). Jesus spoke these amazing words just hours before His crucifixion. His peace isn’t dependent upon external circumstances, but rather, it transcends them. Although He gives His peace to every believer as a gift, our experience of it is related to our faith in the following truths: God is in control of everything. Without this assurance, the world is a scary place. He loves …

The Peace of Christ

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A devotion by Cheryl Zelenka blogger and author of Facing Trials: Thoughts for Meditation “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV) Saints who trust God with total abandon experience the reality of supernatural rest, a byproduct of the peace of Christ. It does not matter if their day is filled with routines or unexpected adversity. Said believers maintain a steadfast gaze on their Creator, circumstances are not …

Fear: The Absence of Peace

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  When fear is present, peace is absent. Fear robs our peace of mind, weakens our resolve, disturbs our rest, and even causes us to question the presence of God. Fear is an emotion that will hinder our walks with Christ unless we learn to face it and overcome it with the grace of God. In Isaiah 26:3 we read how God keeps those whose minds are steadfastly transfixed on Him in perfect peace. When …

A Christmas Story of God’s Unending Love

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This commentary written by Lyle Rapacki and the woman’s story that follows is from an email Lyle shared with others a few years ago. Thank you Lyle for sharing your struggle, and this wonderful story… This story I send you, with a little snip here and a little edit there, is a story I lived.  My own “true” Christmas actually played out over several months, and not just once but twice…the tendency to care for …