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September 10, 2013

As I began my day today I sat for a few minutes and pulled out my current memory verse, John 14:27 from The Amplified Bible. (I’m not making very great strides with it. That’s my fault, not God’s.) The Lord stopped me after I’d read the first five words. Referring back to yesterday’s post (God’s love covers us) He spoke to my spirit that He wanted my covering to be His peace. His desire is that I walk each day in His peace. He showed me He wants me to rest in His peace. I turned what He had shown me into a prayer that I would do just that. I know that “It is absolutely impossible to worry and live in peace at the same time.” * My heart’s desire is to rest in Him, to put my head on against His chest and rest–truly rest. May you find that place of peace and truly live your life there, and walk throughout your life totally at rest in the Father’s arms, able to fully trust His capability in all things.

“Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]” – John 14:27 Amplified

“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7 Amplified Bible (AMP)

And the same verse from The Message: “Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” – Philippians 4:6-7 The Message

*Joyce Meyer

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