Walking In Peace

 

Jn:14:27: 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.

Jesus said in the Gospel of John that He is giving us something that the World can not give us. He is giving us His peace. So let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Let me ask you a question. Do you have a troubled heart? Are you full of fear? Then there is help for you in the person of Jesus Christ

Col:3:15: And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Godís Word is telling us to do something, let the peace of God rule in your hearts

We know God is just and He wouldnít tell us to do something that was not possible for us to do. So how do we let the peace of God rule in our hearts? Well lets find out from Godís Word.

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Phil:4: 6. Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

7. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

8. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Godís Word is telling us to take some steps in order for us to get His peace. We too often want to have the God kind of results, but not have to follow Godís instruction book.

His instruction book, the Word of God, or the Bible, gives us specific instructions.

When we follow His instructions, we get His results. When we donít follow His instructions, we donít get His results. Its that simple. Lets break it down and see exactly what we have to do.

1.) not to have anxiety about anything, That means not to worry or fret. If your faith is in God and His Word then you will not be worrying.

2.) but in everything by prayer, That is simply going to the Father in Jesus name.

3.) and supplication, That is another way of saying to petition God with your needs.

4.) with thanksgiving, Thanking Him that He hears your prayers, thanking Him for the answer

5.) let your request be made known to God, His Word even tells us what to pray, we are to pray His will. Or His Word.

1Jn:5:14: And this is the confidence which we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.

15. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of him.

It is Gods will to supply all our needs. It is Gods will to bless us. His Word tells us that it is His will to give us good things. So we can pray with confidence because we know that we are praying according to His will, or His Word. His will is His Word. And since we are praying according to His will we know that we have obtained the request made of Him.

You might say, that is easier said than done. Yes it is, but when we have Godís Word to go on, we know we can have Godís results. We can have confidence that we have obtained the requests made of Him. We donít have to worry or fret or have any anxiety but we can have full assurance that He is going to meet our needs. We should put our full assurance in our Father God, and know that He cares for us much much more than we have ever given Him credit. Peace is a wonderful gift, but if we donít put our trust in Him and His Word, then how can we have that peace? If we are worrying all the time there is no peace. Peace comes when we learn to put our trust in Him.

Now after we have followed Godís instructions in Phil:4: 6. then and only then do we get Godís results which are in the 7th verse.

7. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Notice that it doesnít say the peace of God might keep your heart and mind, it says it will

Keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Then, we are given the assurance of peace.

You must realize this is not some kind of magic formula, this is a principle of the Word of God, and if we walk in it, we will see His results. His Word does not ever return empty. We are the ones that fail by not following His instructions, and too often we blame Him for the bad results, or at the very least get discouraged. Letís have confidence in His Word, and in His love for us. Then we can walk in the peace of God.

Isa:55:11: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Godís Word goes on to say in Ph.4:8. how to continually walk in that peace.

8. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Begin to think on the Good things of God and as Jesus Himself said:

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

 

Confession

My heart is not troubled, I am not afraid, I trust in Godís Word, I look not at the circumstances, I look only at the Word of God. I know I have the petitions that I ask, because I pray according to Godís will, and because I pray according to Godís will

the peace of God rules my heart and mind. I give you thanks Father for meeting all my needs. I thank you for loving me and sending your Son Jesus to die for me on the cross, so that I might have eternal life. Eternal life is the greatest gift that anyone could ever have,

and I am eternally grateful. Thank you Father, in Jesus name.