Peace, Be Still !
Mark 4: 39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
Jesus commanded the wind and the waves to be at peace, and they had to obey him! He also wants us to be at peace. Many times in the scriptures, God instructs his children to be at peace. The more technologically advanced the world becomes, the harder it seems to be calm, and at peace. When I was young, cell phones and even answering machines were still decades in the future. If you were not near the phone, you did not receive the call, and never thought a thing of it. Now it seems if we are not constantly connected to the world, in one manner or another, were afraid of missing something. Television, the internet, cell phones, video games, and many other modern marvels can contribute to a steady stream of audio and visual stimulation, that make it difficult to concentrate, and be at peace. I had a dream about ten years ago, that impacted me to such a degree, I can still vividly recall it to this day.
In the dream, I am out side walking down the street, and huge trees are floating above my head. The roots are coming out of the bottom, and the branches of the trees are covered with beautiful round colorful flowers. I go inside a nearby house, and a very old Chinese woman tells me to close my eyes. She then places her hands on my head, and very firmly presses them down my entire body until she reaches my feet. As she is doing this, a voice in my head is saying, “Slow down and see amazing things.” When her hands reach my feet, I wake up.
Since then, I have tried to not rush through things. It truly is amazing what things we can see everyday, by just slowing down. God instructs us many times throughout the Bible, to be at peace.
Isaiah 57:19-20 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him. 20But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.
God here states, he creates the fruit of the lips. We need to speak calming words, and God will create those things we speak.
Isaiah 26:3-4 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. 4Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
Trusting in God brings peace. We need to bring our problems and burdens to him, and not try and work everything out by our own efforts and abilities.
Proverbs 3: 5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Jesus is the Prince of Peace. He is the source of peace. By trusting in him, and spending more time studying, and meditating on his word, and less time drawn away by the distractions of a modern world, we can come to know true peace in our lives.
John14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
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Leon, thank you for always being a sweet fragrance into the air, and a beaming light to the soul. You are a bright star, and a source of love and comfort that so many can look up to during this season of testing, in a period where the world is continually being affected by the war. My heart goes out to the families who have lost close friends and relatives to this chaos. To say you have been a great source of compassion as a Christian teen is an understatement. I just cannot thank you enough! I feel all the pain inflicted on so many precious souls working to follow Christ, and the effort that many are putting in to share the Good News. I know your son, David is doing so many beautiful things, and look forward to what he may do to contribute to this world in the future. From the bottom of my heart, I pray that God will grant everlasting peace and joy into your family, a continual passion for writing, and new ways to grow. May the Lord watch over you, and use you to encourage others in their fight against the kingdom of Satan!
Love you! 🙂
Hi Maia, Thank you for your encouraging words! Our words are a great source of power, for good or for evil. Your words encourage, and will continue to encourage many young people to know the love of Jesus. Thank you so much! I read the link you provided. It was so well written! Satan is definitely real, but as you explained, light cast out darkness. God’s word is full of light and truth, and as we study and meditate on it, we truly do cast out Satan’s darkness. Keep up the great work!
Thank you very much! 🙂