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January 15, 2019

“You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you,”  (Isaiah 26:3)

There is a search and a cry today for world peace. That search is often frustrating because nearly every day we hear and read of acts of terror and violence.

Just as the search for world peace often seems frustrating and hopeless, so is our search for personal peace.  It seems that often times our problems arrive in bunches. Is your heart and mind free from anxiety and fear today?  Is peace in our mind and heart even possible today? Yes, it is indeed!

The Bibles states that “God is Spirit,” (John 4:24).  We are also spiritual beings and the Spirit of God wants to speak to your spirit.  That, my friends, is  when you begin to experience peace of mind.

We all need to schedule time alone with God so we can hear Him speaking to us. Jesus spoke to the storm and said, “Peace, be still.”  (Mark 4;39).  The Bible states that “the winds then ceased and there was a great calm.”  Jesus then asked His disciples, “Why are you so fearful?”  (Mark 4:40).

I don’t know what “winds”  or “storms” you are facing today.  However, I do know that the Holy Spirit desires to speak to your spirit and cause you to experience a “great calm.”  All you have to do is to call on Him.  Give it a try and see what happens.”

“Be still and know that I  am God,”   (Psalm 46:10)