“Peace” 10/16/2022 Written by Beth Andrews for “Deeper Roots”

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Written by Beth Andrews for “Deeper Roots”  @  https://dbethandrews.wordpress.com

Original post @ https://dbethandrews.wordpress.com/2022/09/13/peace/

Peace

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 13, 2022 BY BETH ANDREWS

God promised us the gift of peace, and if you have received Jesus Christ as your Savior, that peace is yours. We’ve seen that He has made peace possible between us and God and that He is our peace when we are afraid. But what about now, when the real issue is simply my thoughts and attitude? How do I find peace when my mind is anything but peaceful? I have to choose peace.

The peace of Christ is there for me, but it is my choice to receive and apply it or to leave it on the shelf and continue to stew. Where will I allow my thoughts to roam – to the wasteland of anxiety or to the peace of Christ? Two verses of Scripture offer me important keys. From the Old Testament, “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trust in you” (Is. 26:3). And from the writings of Paul, “the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace” (Rom. 8:6).

I can have the peace of God by focusing my mind on Him, trusting Him, remembering His faithfulness and His character; and submitting my mind to the control of the Holy Spirit. I cannot just grit my teeth and force myself to be at peace. Peace is a fruit of the Spirit (Gal 5:22), and it only comes when I am surrendered to the Spirit. Ephesians 4:23 tells us to “be made new in the attitude of your minds.” This will only happen when we fill our minds with the things of God; things that are “true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy” (Phil 4:8). Isn’t it interesting that when we consider all these characteristics we are to think on, they all add up to one thing. Jesus.

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To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…

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I present posts about God's Word, with a personal focus on how God's grace is received through saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ... Sinners must understand and obey the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ... See this link for more... https://godsmanforever.com/2014/10/26/the-truth-about-sin-10262014-by-bruce-reposted-from-7112013/
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