If we aren’t living in perfect peace, then we must consider whether we have chosen the wrong peacekeeper. When we choose God to be the guardian of our heart and mind, then nothing can take our peace unless–we dethrone Him from our heart. We often SAY that God is Lord of our life, but a simple test is the measure of peace we are experiencing throughout the day. If our peace is easily displaced by worry, fear, anger, turmoil, disappointment, etc., then we should consider why that’s happening. Have we opened the door and allowed peace invaders in? Or–is it that we simply haven’t made GOD our peace keeper in the first place? It’s probably both!

We are experts at relying on our own strength, intellect, position, family, friends or even our possessions to secure our peace. However, God is the only one who gives us perfect peace. The Book of Isaiah says, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬) http://bible.com/59/isa.26.3.esv God is our perfect peacekeeper! The evidence that we are TRUSTING Him is when we involve Him in EVERYTHING and EVERY SITUATION! We do this when we KNOW He is all-wise, all-powerful and all-loving. So how do we learn to do this? We must learn to make God the most important part of who we are and why we exist.

Our mind is constantly on what is most important to us, and thus, if God is most important, then our decisions are based upon our trusting relationship with Him. There isn’t anything or anyone capable of guarding our peace like God! Thus, is there anything or anyone that should be foremost in our mind–above God? The decision to allow God to captivate our mind is not just daily–it’s hourly. Throughout the day we consult with Him, thank Him, praise Him, laugh with Him, complain to Him–just like we do with a best friend. He becomes irreplaceable to us. We begin to experience His unfailing character, immeasurable wisdom, mighty power and unsurpassed love–and–He gives us peace. God is our perfect peacekeeper!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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