Peace Fruit

Cultivating the Peace Within

 

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3

Who does not want a calmer, more peaceful mind?

Have your circuits ever been entirely overloaded with too many thoughts, anxieties and things to do?  As different forces in your life pull you in various directions, it can be difficult to know where to focus our attention.

But if we are cultivating our “peace” fruit of the spirit, we will know that it is during these times that we need to quiet our minds and focus on God and His mighty power to center our thinking.

Some people think that it is a stretch that the God of the universe would have time or concern with the thoughts of my overwhelmed brain and my particular to-do list.  That is one reason why our God is so amazing-He wants to be invited into those parts of our lives so that He can order them and our lives can reflect HIS glory and His peace.

Let’s invite God into our scheduling and planning and see what His thoughts are before we move forward.    So many personal development and “success in life” books talk about planning, committing and focusing.  All are necessary components to success, but unless we are on our God-ordained path it might feel as if we are spinning our wheels.

So if the chaos of your life is overwhelming, take some time to invite God in and show you what should disappear, be minimized or restructured.  With those things that are left, ask Him to show you how to better accomplish those tasks for His glory, with a design in mind of cultivating a peaceful spirit.

Tie all activities back to God and His purpose for your life.

“I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.  I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes:”  Psalm 101 2-3.

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