As I read Elisabeth Elliot’s article on Stillness, I was reminded that another by-product of being still before the Lord is the experience of peace in your life. Scripture tells us that it is the Lord who blesses us with peace (Numbers 6:24-26). In fact, He is our peace (Isaiah 9:2-7; Ephesians 2:14-18). Philippians 4:7 reveals that His peace goes way beyond our understanding as it guards our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. In John 14:27 Jesus told his disciples that the peace He gives is not like the peace of this world. When we experience His peace in our lives, it produces the following:
Patience with the process of life
Encouragement in the midst of difficulties
Accord with others around us
Calmness in our hearts and minds
Evidence that Christ is the center of our lives
May you receive the blessing of His peace in your life today!