And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:7

Peace is hard to come by these days. In a world of chaos, it’s easy to get sidetracked by whatever is going wrong, or right, in our lives. It’s difficult to set aside those distractions and just embrace the presence of the Lord.

The peace that comes when we give the business of our lives a rest is such a tremendous feeling. It overwhelms the body, mind and soul.

God has been practically screaming “peace” at me lately. Which is kind of ironic. I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to get to the point that I’m finally listening.

I have been going full throttle for so long. I’m guilty of being so distracted by working for God that I’m not spending enough time with God. I’m running until I have zero energy left, until I have nothing to give Him. But something has to change because I can feel the painful drag in my spirit.

I need to let God’s peace infiltrate my rampant to do lists and relieve my intensity. It’s okay to take a break from the world, to just check out and spend vital quality time with the Lord.

My goal this week is to embrace that peace. To just breathe, to just live, to just exist in His presence. I’m not going to let myself worry about the little things, or even the big things.

I need to be at peace.

I need to just be still.

“Be still and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10


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