Have you gone through hard times recently? Do you feel the exact opposite of peace in your heart and mind?
The good news is that God didn’t give you this life just to struggle through it. Now is the time to break free from those chains. Enjoy a peace and a freedom better than you’ve ever felt.
Here are three points that are certain to bring the peace that God wants for your life:
1. Follow in the Steps of Jesus
Love one another and help one another. Live a life according to the way Jesus lived, compassionate and caring. Think of others before ourselves. The Holy Spirit helps us to live that lifestyle. It gives us a life of peace, gentleness, patience, all the fruits of the spirit. We must remember that we communicate the Gospel through our lives as well as our lips. We live before a watching world. This world is waiting to see how followers of Jesus Christ will live out what we say in our lives. We must be living and walking in the power of the Spirit. We must be men and women that are pure vessels of God’s message. Do everything you can to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.
2. Read the Word of God Every Day
The Bible is God’s love letter to you. I know it is very difficult for some, but you have to start somewhere. I suggest you start with the Gospel of Luke in the New Testament. You’ll become closely acquainted with Jesus Christ. I suggest in the Old Testament you start with the very first verse in the Bible, “In the beginning, God…” if you get those first words, the rest will come much easier. Study Bible passages. Make the Bible your source and your authority. Quote It frequently. Make its message your message. Study it, meditate on it, memorize it, trust its promises. The word of God itself has power. Internalize His word, let it take root and watch the fruit grow in your life.
3. Go to Your Knees and Pray
Do this until you and God have become intimate friends. I cannot describe to you the joy and the peace He gives you as a result of that daily routine that you have in prayer. Is there a lack of power in your life? Perhaps you’ve neglected the preparation of your life with neglected prayer? you wouldn’t go a week without eating or drinking. We have neglected God’s word and the feeding of our own souls. Is there sin in your life that is holding you back from that intimacy with God? Whatever it is, confess it, forsake it, repent of it, and then walk in the power of the Holy Spirit and gain victory over it!
If you follow these three things, I believe and declare that you will feel fresh and peaceful, no matter what this world throws at you. Though the waves might look rough on the surface, the waters of your soul will be calm.
May God today lift our vision to Him. I pray that the power of the Holy Spirit break upon our world with fresh force as we hold tight to the saving cross of Jesus Christ.
God’s blessings to you.