Peace of Christ

Is peace missing from your life? Have you been pursuing peace without finding it? Have you found peace for a short period of time, and it does not last? Have you turned to the One who can bring lasting peace into your life?

Many of us will say we seek peace. We will try all sorts of options. We may try yoga. We may give meditation a try for a while. We may even spend time in prayer but grow tired of it or get busy and no longer make time for it.

Inner peace can be a challenge to acquire and keep. Often, we will feel at peace when things are going our way. That peace will only last for a short while. Sooner or later, there will be a disruption in our life and our peace will be fractured.

Lasting inner peace can only come from the One who is the Prince of Peace. We only acquire lasting peace when we fully submit to Him. It is part of the good news of Jesus Christ. As we submit to Him, seeing this world as He sees it, and seeing the larger picture and plan of God do we acquire lasting inner peace.

Accepting lasting inner peace from Jesus is more than a simple mental exercise. It requires us to give our heart to Him. It requires full submission to Him. Yet, as we submit, we acquire the inner peace our spirit’s desire. We acquire the peace of Christ.

I pray we all pursue the peace of Christ. I pray we submit to Him with our whole heart. I pray each of us commit to spending time in prayer each day, asking God to provide the inner peace our spirit’s desire. Submit to God. Acquire the peace of Christ. Acquire the peace you desire.

Acts 10:36 “You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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