The Arsenal of Peace

Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:7

This year has been an amazing journey. The year’s approaching end always prompts moments of reflections. The year 2017. The year that began with many plans that were totally dismantled.

“You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.”

Unexpected moments. Times of overwhelming joy. Moments of intense pain. Good days and bad. Times when the way was clear, but more times of cloudiness and unsteady footing. Each moment, each period of time inching tractor girl closer and closer to HIM who has called and to HIS purposes.

Admittedly, and finally at that, I do not know the way or the plans. But learning, ever learning, to trust HIM who knows all things, the past, present and the future. Learning more and more to trust in HIM who is unchanging and a present help at any moment in time.

HIS clarion call still quietly resonates in my soul…
Be Still
Be Anxious for Nothing
Calm Down
Be Quiet
Rest

Learning that this stillness brings about HIS peace. HIS peace that HE promised to give, which is not like the world’s. This peace that transcends all reasoning, human understanding and earthly wisdom. This peace that as strange as it may seem, is part of my arsenal, a weapon. For HIS peace stands as garrison over my soul.

The peace of God stands as garrison over my soul.

This peace is erected as fortress and stands guard over my heart and mind. Feet shod with the preparation of peace fortifies my soul and protects me from the fiery darts of the enemy. Oh yes, HIS ways and thought are not like mine. For these battles are not fought with carnal techniques, but with spiritual weaponry.

Peace protects the mind.
Peace protects the heart.
Peace protects the soul.
Peace protects the spirit.

How comforting to know that obtaining my arsenal of peace helps me fight so many battles, effortlessly.

 

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