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The Peace of God — 10 Comments

  1. Love the PEACE acrostic! Perhaps you really should compile such a book 😉 Hi Janis, thanks for letting Sharon share over at your place today. Blessings to the both of you.

  2. Sharon,
    You hit the nail on the head when you said I want to have control. Which ties peace into trust. So many lessons learned when I am in circumstances which tempt me to fear, fret and worry. Will I trust Him? Continually learning this lesson, but with it learning more about my blessed Savior.
    Thanks for sharing, Sharon!
    Love ya!
    Wendy

  3. I think I am loving Sharon’s Acrostic Dictionary :). Thank you, Janis, for introducing me to Sharon. What a delight! I could use some of this kind PEACE. Putting Everything At The Cross Eternally.

  4. To remember that “this life is firmly under HIS control.”…that He is GOD and I am not…being frail specks of dust, I think we need this reminder alot.

  5. I always enjoy the words of wisdom that Sharon shares as she spends time with the Lord!! These are great thoughts about peace that I can totally relate to, wanting to be in control and being a worrier, fretter myself. But I’m going to remember Sharon’s acrostic for peace, that is a powerful one and I’m off to Amazon to see where I can purchase her Acrostic Dictionary 🙂

    betty

  6. Hello everyone!

    Janis is letting me respond to you all! First of all, thank you for your visit and your comments!

    Anita – Thank you, friend. Learning how to trust – learning more about peace – that seems to be a goal right now. To any of you who haven’t visited Anita’s blog – please make a trip over there. She takes the most awesome photos!

    Wendy – I’m finding that the more I learn about trust, the more I get to know the Savior – just like you said. I think it’s because the more I let go of my control, the more room there is for Him in my heart.

    Betty – Do you think that Amazon would give me a cut on book sales??? You know that I am a worrywart – and that trust is a constant battle. But, I’m learning. There is no shortcut to peace – it grows in a heart that consciously and intentionally yields its will to God.

    Wanda – A real book?! I’d have so much fun compiling one! I just find that acrostics make it easier to remember things – and there are few things that I want to remember more than the truth about the peace of God.

    Bethe77 – Such a pleasure to meet you! Yes, I need this reminder every day, too. Seems I have a short memory when it comes to that pesky issue of control!

    Laura – WELCOME! I’m glad you liked my little “dictionary” – it comes in handy. I actually learned a lot about peace when I sat down to write this post. God’s peace is transcendent – it starts now and lasts through eternity!

    Connie – Glad you stopped by! Oh boy, I need to remember this all the time – God is God, and He is good. That’s why we can trust Him. I find that this frail speck of dust needs to remind myself of that fact every day!

    “May the LORD bless you
    and protect you.
    May the LORD smile on you
    and be gracious to you.
    May the LORD show you His favor
    and give you His peace.”
    (Numbers 6:24-26, NLT)

    GOD BLESS!

  7. I often think of peace as the absence of anxiety, too… but like you say, that is most definitely not the way life is! Also, this “peace is God’s work”, not mine…that is a beautiful reminder, since I’m tempted to jump in and make things work out the way I’d like to see them. And I loved that acrostic! Excellent, post, thank you!

  8. Anna – Life has a way of trying to steal away our peace, doesn’t it?! And oh, I am such a “fixer” too! What’s interesting to me, though, is that my attempt to “fix” things, to make things work out my way, usually leads to MORE anxiety. So, trusting in the Lord, though so very hard at times, really is the only path to peace.

    Glad you enjoyed the post – and thanks for leaving your comment!

    GOD BLESS!

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