What if, in the middle of a confrontation with an opposing force, you choose, the seemingly least powerful weapon in your arsenal?
Instinctively, we’d bypass it and move straight to the one we feel is more appropriate. The problem is, typically that response is reactive, rash, emotional, maybe unreasonable, could be retaliatory, may drop faith to its lowest levels, and make us panic or jump to conclusions. Perhaps creating chaos, internal and or external. Why would we do that?
It’s deep-rooted human nature.
With some self-help mechanisms and self-control, we might pick calm more often. For a follower of Christ, though, it is a byproduct of the Power of God’s Peace.
It is not an “absent until you need it” power. It’s constant. Here’s why:
“For He, Himself is our peace…”Ephesians 2:14
If you’ve taken on Jesus, He is part of you.
Peace is in you.
It’s supernaturally installed as a part of the Christian package. Therefore, I do not face opposition, and just hand over my peace. That’s not an option for me.
Am I prone to freaking out?
At times yes. This is why I write to myself as well.
You’ve seen variations of the “Keep Calm and…” meme everywhere. Here are some spiritual versions:
- and pray.
- and believe.
- and love.
- and trust.
- and read the Word.
- and deny yourself.
I’m writing this because Jesus said:
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.”
The peace He left, is not weak or circumstantial. It is His and this means it’s unlike world peace which is so unstable. His Peace is a Superpower.
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