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Monday, July 11, 2016


“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).

There is a peace that passes all human understanding. It is Christ's peace, and no other man has the power to take it from me. No person can wreck that spiritual calm I know in His presence. I can destroy His peace in my life when I allow life's worries to plague my mind. I am the one who gives welcome to fear. Often, with little thought of consequence, I open my mind and spirit to the terror of the enemy’s lies.

Today I decide to allow nothing to disturb the calm I have in Jesus Christ. I must stop all distractions and seek Him until His peace once more settles my mind and troubled spirit. I will not allow those whom I have previously given power to rob me of my peace now disturb my peace of mind and calm of heart. Each problem I face will be an instruction in the way to discover and keep His peace. Each interruption—each struggle—each situation trains me in the way I should go. Every earthly problem I encounter has the power to teach me the enduring promise of His peace. The promise awaits my letting go and letting God have control. When His peace is finally mine, nothing shall disturb my rest in Him. Nothing shall break the peace I have found in His love. Nothing.

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