the word peace in the middle of an ekg line

AYRI- Shalom: Peace

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace . Colossians 3:15 (NIV)

It’s been on my heart for a little while now to do a post on peace. As I thought about what I wanted to post, I realised that I actually didn’t have a desire to write a post about peace. Rather, I wanted to take a step back in some ways, take time to be quiet and make room for an experience of God’s peace.

This post will, therefore, be a little unusual but my prayer is that God meets you wherever you are and you experience His peace within despite what may be going on around you.


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)

These 3 songs have been such a blessing in this season:

Still- Amanda Cook

This song speaks about being still and recognizing God in our lives. This echoes what I mentioned above about being quiet before God and simply being with Him. The peace that floods me in those moments is a tremendous blessing.

Peace be Still- Lauren Daigle

This song carries a great sound and encourages me to get to “toe-to-toe” with the situations in my life that threaten my peace and declare: Peace be still! I’m reminded to rest in God’s truth despite what I see.

Peace- Amanda Cook

The line that gets me every time I listen to this song is that Peace is a promise You keep. It’s awesome that God has promised us His peace. I, therefore, know that if I’m not experiencing God’s promise of peace, there’s something in my life that’s not as it should be. Often, I find that I’ve shifted in my focus so that the problem appears larger than God’s truth. When I re-fix my focus on God, I begin to experience the peace He promises.

I wanted to end this post with a quote from Tony Evans in his book The Power of God’s Names:

Being at peace doesn’t mean being calm when everything around you is calm. When all is calm, you’re supposed to be calm. Being at peace means you’re at rest even when everything else seems to be all wrong.

Tony Evans- The Power of God’s Names

Resources

Post on Peace (One Word Faith)- Jamie Boettcher

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