Hi Sweet Friends,
This week we are praying for a commodity that is highly valuable on our planet these days—something that many people live without. But because of Jesus, we have a supernatural supply. When all hell is breaking loose around us, we can—amazingly—still experience peace.
Are you in a battle for peace right now? Sometimes peace is a daily battle, but I’ve discovered that when I shift my focus and worship Him anyway, the waves aren’t quite so big anymore, and God speaks His peace over me.
Your Assignment for Week #3: Read Chapter 18, My Peace
Chapter 18 Excerpt: “Worshipping in a time of crisis flies in the face of all we’re feeling. Our emotions tempt us to have a meltdown. Yet when we choose to shift our focus from the overwhelming situation to the Lord, when we worship in spite of how we’re feeling, we move the heart of God. He will intervene. And though the circumstances may not change (my son was still in Iraq, after all), we will change. We will have peace in the middle of our battles.”
Two other things I try to remember in the battle for peace is: (1) Jesus is the Prince of Peace, and He is greater than every situation. When I remain near Him, my peace remains. And (2) Jesus bequeathed His peace to us when He died on the cross (see John 14:27, below). That means that His peace is rightfully ours—we literally inherited it from him! Isn’t that powerful?
This Week’s Verses:
I listen carefully to what God the Lord is saying, for He speaks peace to His faithful people. (Psalm 85:8)
Peace I leave with you; My own peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.” (John 14:27) (AMP)
This Week’s Questions:
- Can you think of a situation right now that is infringing on your peace?
- Are you willing to worship God in the middle of your most difficult battlefield moments?
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