Peace // Day 2

I believe the peace that is available through the Holy Spirit includes peace with God, peace with self, and peace with others. Philippians 4:6-7, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” God’s peace is the only peace that transcends circumstances. It is the only peace that exceeds all understanding. It is the only peace that makes sense for our lives. God SO wants us to have His peace. It certainly is there for the asking!


PEACE // LOOK AT THE DETAILS


STEP ONE:

Read Isaiah 26:3.

According to this verse, who will have peace, and where will it come from?

 

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STEP TWO:

Our culture teaches us to find  our peace and satisfaction from the world. John 14:27 clearly tells us that true peace will not be found in the world... “I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”

Have you tried to find peace in the world? What did you learn from that effort?

 

STEP THREE:

Read Philippians 4:6-9. God and His peace are mentioned three times in the passage. Verse 8 focuses on our thought life.

Does this verse indicate that our thought lives are connected to God’s peace? If so, how? Do you have any worrisome thoughts that you entertain that need to be replaced by the virtues in Philippians 4:9?

 

STEP FOUR:

I believe the peace that is available through the Holy Spirit includes peace with God, peace with self, and peace with others. When I have a grudge against someone, my relationship with God is not right. I feel distant from Him. This certainly interferes with my overall peace.

Is there someone that you need to make peace with to be able to maintain your overall peace? Is there someone that you need to forgive or perhaps you need to seek forgiveness from in order to have peace?

 

STEP FIVE:

Take inventory of your life related to peace.

When do you feel the most peace in your heart and soul? When do you feel the least peace? What specifically do you need to do to have more peace?

 

I challenge you to write down those things step by step and start implementing them this week!

Remember, peace is a state of tranquility or quietness of spirit that transcends circumstances. God’s peace is the only peace that transcends circumstances.  It is the only peace that exceeds all understanding. That peace is available to you every single day of your life. God longs to fill you with it. Just ask Him and then trust Him to do it!

// Melanie


NEXT STEPS:

Work through the steps Melanie provided, and then share one of your answers either in the comments section below or join the conversation with our Facebook Community Group. We'll be sharing our responses, too! #undividedwomen

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Melanie Hill

Melanie Hill holds is a private consultant in the areas of healthcare and public education.  Melanie has been held a variety of positions in the hospice industry for over 20 years.   As a hospice consultant she provides guidance and direction for hospices throughout the country concerning operational and sales leadership.  A a public education consultant she is in program development for a concept known as “community schools.”

Melanie feels blessed to have spoken at many women’s events throughout the southeast for the past 25 years. She has written two Bible studies and enjoys discipleship and biblical teaching.

Melanie and her husband, Walter, are active members of First Baptist Church where she teaches a ladies Sunday School class.  Walter is the CEO of the Wiregrass United Way and they both enjoy traveling.