6 Ways to tell if you are at PEACE

PEACEThe word ‘peace’ according to the New Pocket Oxford Dictionary means “freedom from noise or anxiety, freedom from or the ending of war.”  When you hear the word ‘peace’ you may also initially think of other words such as: peaceable, peaceful, peacekeeper and peace offering.

If you are a parent or work in a super busy office filled with deadlines, projects and chattering people, your idea of peace (as in wishing for more of it) may include thoughts of: stillness, quiet, silence, calm, hush, seclusion, repose, serenity, contentment, harmony, agreement, amity.

War vs. Peace

I wouldn’t say that I’m a peaceful person by nature – way too verbally expressive and vocal most times – but I definitely would admit to trying to avoid conflict as much as possible.

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I’ve decided: I’m giving it all up

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Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewellery or fine clothes.  Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.
1 Peter 3:3-4 (NIV)

 

My inner self doesn’t look too good right now.  If there was an outward translation of the way I feel on the inside you would see a terrible bad hair day covering a face with no make-up and featuring a deep scowl; not very attractive looking in spite of my fine clothes or nice jewellery (and just for the record my hair, clothes and jewellery look fine – as they usually do).  Continue reading I’ve decided: I’m giving it all up

Let’s Think “Peace” in the Storm

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“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

The word for this week is “Peace”, especially since our island seems to be in the middle of serious chaos and confusion, pretty much like many other countries in the world. Our prayer is that God will grant us His peace, and strengthen our faith in the knowledge that He is in control especially when it doesn’t look that way.  And yet, there are certain situations in life which throw us into an immediate tailspin.  Continue reading Let’s Think “Peace” in the Storm