P.E.A.C.E.

Positive Energy Always Creates Elevation

Positive: A feeling of calm and contentment, a mind that’s completely at ease. A heart that knoweth no worrying. That sweet infallible peace.

Energy: “My peace I give unto you,” said Jesus. “Not as the world giveth, give I unto thee. But a peace that passeth all understanding.” No matter what the trouble may be.

Always: And Jesus said that I was to have it. You’ll find in His Word, that it’s so. That peace that passes all understanding, was meant to dwell deep in the soul.

Creates: So amidst all my troubles and problems, there is this peace not so soon shaken, it is steadfast and sure. This peace knows no worry for it is holy and pure.

Elevation: That Peace that passes all understanding, that is alive deep down in my soul. So my mind won’t feel so disturbed and troubled when the storms of this life take control.

 

John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

PEACE

The biblical concept of peace does not focus on the absence of trouble. Biblical peace is unrelated to circumstances; it is a goodness of life that is not touched by what happens on the outside. You may be in the midst of great trials and still have biblical peace. Paul said he could be content in any circumstance; and he demonstrated that he had peace even in the jail at Philippi, where he sang and remained confident that God was being gracious to him. Then when the opportunity arose, he communicated God’s goodness to the Philippian jailer, and brought him and his family to salvation. Likewise, James wrote, “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials” (James 1:2).

Where does a man find the kind of peace that is not just the absence of trouble—the kind of peace that cannot be affected by trouble, danger, or sorrow? It is ironic that what is surely the most definitive discourse on peace in all of Scripture comes from the Lord Jesus on the night before He died in agony. He knew what He was facing, yet He still took time to comfort His disciples with the message of peace:

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. (John 14:27)

The peace Jesus is speaking of enables believers to remain calm in the most wildly fearful circumstances. It enables them to hush a cry, still a riot, rejoice in pain and trial, and sing in the middle of suffering. This peace is never by circumstances, but instead affects and even overrules them.

Faith

The True Meaning

by Karin Peavy on June 3, 2013

walking by faith and not by sight: the true meaningWalking by faith does not mean throwing caution to the wind. It does not mean throwing common sense out the window. Yet, 2 Corinthians 5:7 tells us to walk by faith and not by sight. So, what does walking by faith mean?

Walking by faith means giving the Word of God first place in your life, making it your final authority. What is says goes. If you are doing something contrary to the what the Bible says, you will change your behavior. You will endeavor to follow God’s commands as outlined in the scriptures. This is faith in action. The scriptures tell us that faith without works is dead (James 2:17).