That we would not be such as Adam and Eve, who threw peace from themselves, not only from themselves, but all us also. Peace and goodness was not enough for them, they thought they needed more.
I’ve been coming to learn something recently. I feel like I’ve began to become a little more successful in my vocation, my workplace. This is something our enemy would like to use against us. He would like us to begin to find life peaceful, and have us forget, and become less cognoscente of where our true peace is. I believe this may happen to many in their middle years, they begin to become comfortable with life, become comfortable in life.
I am thankful for God that my life has become smoother, less stressful recently. I give Him the credit, He is giving me more peace. I do not want to look only at the circumstances or happen stances of life, and begin to rest in these things, or begin to think I myself am the cause of my peace right now. I desire to keep looking to and praising God. Looking to Him so that when life becomes more stressful again, I won’t have lingered away from my Lord.
I want to remember and remind myself that our peace in Christ, is not like peace as the world knows it. So things may be going smoothly in life, this is not our source of peace, this is the kind of peace the world looks for, for everything to go smoothly, calmly and pleasantly. I believe the enemy will give us peace, smooth sailing and calmness, if it will lull us and turn us away from seeking and keeping our true peace, our peace found only in and in closeness with Christ.
This peace of Christ, is found and kept by looking to Him. Expecting Him to be what He says He is to and for us. This peace is found and kept by seeking to communicate with God, seeking to share and open ourselves to Him, and He will be opening and sharing Himself with us, as we look to Him through Christ our Peace Maker and Mediator.
Again, may we not throw true peace away, because our life and circumstances seem peaceful in a natural and worldly sense.
Lord we ask that you help us to seek, find, and keep your peace in our hearts and minds. Turn us away from falling prey to our enemies deceptive ways. Wash us, renew, and comfort us through Your Spirit, draw us more and more closely to yourself, we ask these thing in the name above and more beautiful than any other, Jesus.