Our lives sometimes become consumed with day to day routines. Urgency of schedules, commotion, the frenzied pace and interruptions, the unexpected, and noise keep us constantly occupied.
Here I am inviting you to stand still...for a moment. Take time to let the little things reach your consciousness. Actually ponder the moments. Breathe. Listen-to yourself, others...the Father's voice (log 8-26-10).
I have been standing still with this word for awhile.A part of my heart is troubled with an aspect
of this word … it has been for a lot more than a while now.
Living my life through Faith, I believe in Romans 12:18 “If
it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone:”
Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of
God:”Romans 14:19 “Let us then pursue
what makes for peace and for mutual building:’ and Hebrews 12:14 “Strive for
peace with all men.”
Non-warring condition. An agreement or treaty between
antagonistic groups. Freedom from dissension or strife. Unanimity.
“Keep the peace” – maintain order; refrain from creating a
“Make peace” - arrange a cessation of hostilities or
“Make one’s peace with” – to become reconciled with
And then there is “Hold your peace” – to keep silent or to
not say anything about something.
The problem is that sometimes, despite our best efforts… our
wants… our wishes… our hopes… our faith - peace isn’t really present, had or
found.One is then left with feelings of
hurt, frustration, sadness, anger… failure.
Is one then left with “Hold your peace” – meaning “to keep
silent or not say anything”?
That might be tried.
It really doesn't allow for resolution or improvement. In our humanity, sometimes unity-pacification-freedom from
dissension doesn’t or can’t exist with some individuals.
Standing Still with PEACE the last few days, I was pointed to
search and ponder His Word more deeply (peace is mentioned over 400 times!).
I found PEACE.
Tranquility. Untroubled. Content.
I don’t have to “keep the peace”, “make peace” or “make
one’s peace with” this aspect.
I’ve been givenPEACE.
26:6 “And I will givepeace..”
6:26 “The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give
2 Chronicles 14:7“we have sought HIM and He has given us peace on every side”.
John 14:27“Peace I leave with you; my PEACE I give to you”
I am led
Isaiah 55:12 “For you shall go out
in joy, and be led forth in peace.”
PEACE is ordained for
Isaiah 26:12 “O lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us”.
PEACE is spoken
Psalm 85:8 “Let me hear what God
the Lord will speak, for he will speak
peace to his people, to his saints, to those who turn to him in their hearts.”
I am kept in
Isaiah 26:3 “Thou dost keep him in perfect peace, whose mind
is stayed on thee.”
Sometimes it is returned to us.
Matthew 19:13“And if the house is worthy, let your peace
come upon it; but if it is not, let your peace return to you.”
Luke 10:6 "And if a son of peace is there, your peace
shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you."
Sometimes it isn’t ours to establish.
Psalm 35:20 “For they do not speak
Isaiah 59:8 “The way of peace they
know not, and there is no justice in their paths; they have made their roads
Romans 3:17 “and the way of peace
they do not know.”
Isaiah48:22 “There is no peace,
says the Lord, for the wicked.”
Psalm 28:3 “Take me not off with
those who are workers of evil, who speak peace with their neighbors, while
mischief is in their hearts.”
Always – it is ultimately just between each person and the
“let them lay hold of my protection, let them make peace with me.
Colossians 3:15 “And let the PEACE of Christ rule in your hearts.”
PEACE is really only established one way:
Colossians 1:20 “and through Him to
reconcile to Himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making PEACE by
the blood of His cross.
I am able to "hold
my peace" - this PEACE in my heart – His
And with all my heart – I wish PEACE for you. I pray you PEACE.
Psalm 4:8In PEACE I
will both lie down and sleep; for thou alone, O Lord makest me dwell in safety.
Psalm 119:165 “Great PEACE have those who love thy law;
nothing can make them stumble.”
Isaiah 9:6“For to us
a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his
shoulder, and his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of PEACE.”
Luke 7:50 “And Jesus said to the woman, Your faith has saved
you; go in PEACE.”
Luke 8:48 “And Jesus said to her, Daughter, your faith has
made you well; go in PEACE.”
Galatians 5:22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy,
PEACE, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness.”