TMTP – Day 7
Posted on 01.07.2013
The following post is Day 7 of 18, in the series Take Me To A Place – in 18 Days:
I have been in the habit of rising very early in the morning for the last eighteen years. I have done this mostly so that I can ensure that I get time with my God. It always seems that if I do not schedule or set aside that time in the morning, I will quickly get lost in the day and not get a chance to sit at the feet of Jesus. The one thing I love the most about the early morning hours, or the “fourth watch of the night,” is that it is quiet.
Webster’s definition of the word peace is “freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility” and “mental calm; serenity.” All of us desire to have some peace in our lives. Peace is not found in worldly possessions, in social status, in relationships—legitimate and none-legitimate—and even in habits and addictions. However, in order to have peace in life, we really have to know Peace.
Peace only can come by knowing the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ (Isaiah 9:6). Ephesians 2:14 reads, “for he himself is our peace.” Jesus first gave us His peace when he reconciled us back to God by dying on the cross (Ephesians 2:14-16). He is the source of peace and promised “perfect peace” to those whose minds are focused on him (Isaiah 26:3).
The peace of God can be attained anytime and anywhere, even in the midst of chaos! We must pursue peace found only in Christ. have peace in the presence of Christ and I am reminded to go to that place constantly. So, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts” (Colossians 3:15)!