Day 14: Sunday, April 26th
Peace is My continual gift to you.
I'm left speechless when I think about God's unending gift of peace. It's really hard for me to comprehend it because the reality is His peace is sufficient, it is consistent and so strong - just like waves along the shoreline. For me, this vision is the closest I can get to understanding God's true gift of peace.
When I think to the times I've felt like I've had little peace about my life is when I've tried to be in the driver's seat and not rely on God's direction and will for my life. I think the more you can surrender, the more peace you can experience in your days. That's why I think in Exodus 16:14-20 you read about those who tried to save their bread and not rely on God to provide for them found their bread in the morning full of maggots and it beginning to smell. It's a daily, moment to moment, grasp that we must seek peace.
Becoming self-sufficient is not the goal, in fact, it will hurt ourselves in the long-run. However, it's seeking God's presence for peace and security that will be the most sufficient for our beings. We were made to rely on Him, without Jesus we are lost and disconnected to a peace that transcends all understanding. I want that. I want to have access to that type of peace and through the grace of God, I can! Praise to Jesus!
Through this devotional time, reflect on how God has shown up for your basic needs and always taken care of you. Use this scripture to hear God's voice.
"Do not be anxious about anything,but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.7 And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding,will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7