I know a ton of Christians, but I know very few peaceful ones. Very few.
Now is the time to pursue peace... Now, before a difficult Last Days future releases the seriously crazy times. Now's the time to build a place for Jesus and ourselves, alone, a happy place, if you will, where none of the bad Internet news can break down the door. Where peace still permeates the walls, pulsates the air, even when the world outside spins from one disaster to another.
A place like that is vital.
But the problem? No one, no real estate agent or dear friend can find it for us. We each must seek it alone, and then go there, repeatedly, coming away with peace, grace, patience and kindness--all good things-- so to calm our hearts and to spill over to others. So to spread a type of hunger so others will finally set-off on their own journeys, having spied the light in our faces and heard the peace in our voice.
I hope you've found that place. I discovered mine back in 1994 and visited so often that I hated to leave, so I learned how to carry it with me. Wherever I am, it is there, He is there, always on my mind, always soaking me in reminders of what's delightful and pure and holy rather than everything gone wrong in our sick, old world.
Always encouraging me to change what I can, to pray about what I can't, not stepping even close to bitterness about the ugly. Man's anger does not move God, but rather, love, faith, hope, prayer and a sweet, calm peace--they can move mountains.
Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Isaiah 55:6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
This secret place is like a vacation cabin, but not the kind you only visit once a year! Oh my, no. Even once a day doesn't feel like enough once you've tasted of the joy there.
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Ooooooo.... Love that! :)