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Do You Have Peace About It

by Tereciah on April 10, 2014

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Do You Have Peace About It?

“I have peace about it.”  That’s was my answer to a question I was asked concerning an issue I was experiencing.

You know what peace is.  You’ve even experienced it on occasion or two.  But have you ever wondered what Jesus meant in John 14:27 when he stated, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”

So what is this “Peace” Christ was giving as He left the earth?  Eirene is the Greek word for peace in the scripture in John 14:27 and it means to be at rest, contentment, quietness; having a harmonious relationship between God and man.  An online definition also describes peace as harmony in personal relations and freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions.

Do you have a harmonious relationship with God that allows you and your soul to be at rest, have quietness and contentment in all areas of your life?

Are you at a place in your life where you have a decision to make but you’re not sure what to do?  “Do you feel confident and peaceful about moving forward, or are you restless and unsure about the directions you have received?”¹

“Am I making the right decision?” you ask yourself a thousand times.  Well here’s your answer: Only if you have peace about it.

Many times in life we come to a crossroad and we find ourselves stuck, worried, hesitant, and even afraid.

“When peace rules in [our] hearts, [you] can confidently move forward regardless of what external circumstances look or feel like and regardless of what others say.”²

The peace the world brings is all about a mind at ease. But having peace is so much more than that.  God’s peace brings an internal tranquility that although you feel ill-equipped, or unsure of circumstances, you know it will ultimately be okay and your soul and mind, has rest; a contentment and quietness about you that many will not be able to understand.

Don’t look to your circumstances but to the leading of the will of God and what He’s orchestrating in your life!

Be Blessed!
©2014 Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15

¹ ² Priscilla Shirer, Discerning The Voice of God: How to Recognize When God Speaks (Nashville, TN: LifeWay Press 2006), 74.

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