talk Peace…..We all want it, we all pursue it, we all stress ourselves
out to get it, yet for many in the world, it still eludes us….I get a
lot of requests at time asking me--how do I become happy, how can I find
peace in my life?--…..Sometimes I don’t have all the answers but I do
know one thing, that you should never stop looking for that peace and
happiness within yourself and not outside of you from others….noone can
make you happy, happiness is a choice, a decision and not always a
feeling….It can turn into a feeling, once you reach that place within
yourself that realizes you are never alone and that there is always
someone right there with you that that stays near you through it all if
you all Him too….not saying that from a preachy place but from a place
of experience in my life that took me in circles until I let it go and
gave all of my life and it’s past to Him…
article came to me and I wanted to share it all with you….and I hope
someday you find this peace within yourself that I have found within
mine….and I pray daily for all of you to find that….it is a wonderful
place to be within….Enjoy the message and Be Blessed!
THE POWER OF PEACE
an attitude of peace and calm is priceless. It’s an attitude that says,
--I’m trusting God,-- and it speaks powerfully to people. But it takes
time, focus and the grace of God to be consistently peaceful.
way to develop consistent peace is to learn to live in the now. We can
spend a lot of time thinking about the past or wondering what the future
holds…but we can’t accomplish anything unless our mind is focused on
Bible tells us that God gives us grace for each day that we live. I
believe that grace is the power, enablement or energy to do what we need
to do—and He gives it generously, as we need it.
We need to make a decision every morning to say, --God has given me today. I will rejoice and be glad in it.--
The Real Source of Stress
often our stress level is tied up in our circumstances. You could be
stressed because you’re always busy or you’re struggling financially or
because you’re not getting along with someone you love.
could be a number of things, but what’s interesting is that these
situations are not the cause of your stress. Stress is really caused by
your reaction to each situation.
We don't have to work at trying to get rid of every stressful situation. We need to learn how to embrace peace.
we’re always trying to get rid of everything that bothers us. But the
Bible says that in the world there will be tribulation. That’s why Jesus
said, --Cheer up, I have overcome the world.--
We don’t have to work at trying to get rid of every stressful situation. We need to learn how to embrace peace.
7 Ways to Practice Peace
believe that one of the keys to maintaining peace in your life is to
take small steps toward peace every day. Here are a few tips for having a
more peaceful lifestyle.
Be selective with how you spend your time. You may be trying to do too
many things and end up doing none of them well. Hurrying is trying to do
more than the Holy Spirit is leading you to do. Be led by the Spirit.
Be prepared to say no nicely. Sometimes we take on things we know we
shouldn’t, just because we’re uncomfortable saying no. If you feel this
pressure, ask God to put your spirit at rest and give you loving words
to speak that will take away the unnecessary awkwardness of saying no.
Resist the spirit of procrastination. It’s the attitude that says I’m
going to sit here and wait until I feel like doing what I need to do.
But God’s Word tells us to exercise self-discipline. Do what you need to
do now so you can fully enjoy your times of rest.
Eliminate key distractions. If you know you are easily distracted, set
some guidelines for yourself. Don’t let them keep you up late at night
so you oversleep the next morning and end up setting yourself up for a
hurried, stressful day.
Set appropriate boundaries for interruptions. Life is full of
interruptions, but we can learn to set boundaries that help us manage
them in healthy ways. Schedule times when you are --off-limits.--Let
your calls go to voicemail, turn off your email, and decide to get back
to people after your --off-limits-- time is over. Trust the Holy Spirit
to tell you when there is a true emergency.
Modify your life. Ask God to show you --out-of-the-box-- ways to save
time and trouble. For instance, when I don’t have time to do the dishes,
I use paper plates. And if I’m having a birthday party for one of my
kids and don’t have time to make a meal, we just have cake and ice
Listen for the Holy Spirit. If you can see that your plan is not
producing peace, go back to God; pray for peace and for wisdom to make
changes that will benefit your life.
you can learn to trust God in the now, receive His grace as you need
it, and you can become a truly peaceful person. Now that’s powerful!
God’s Grace, Mercy, Love and Peace in your lives