Thursday, June 2, 2016

God's Inner Peace Leads Us


God designed us with His perfect will in mind for our life (Ephesians 2:10). It always starts with salvation through Christ, through which we receive eternal life starting at that moment of our true repentance (John 6:40).

Then, He calls us to a life of holiness to exhibit His glory in the earth (1 Peter 1:15). He teaches us patience through the events which we suffer (James 1:4-8). We gain contentment as He fills us with His joy and teaches us to pray without ceasing - full of gratitude for all of His provision (Philippians 4:12; John 14:27).

Slowly but consistently, God's Spirit conforms us to His Son's image, and we join Him as the family of God (Romans 8:29). We grow closer in our union with Him through every difficulty and blessing which He brings our way.

Entering into His will through our faith in Christ Jesus, we continue on His plan for our life through each decision we make. We hear His Spirit direct us in the minutest details of our day; telling us to turn to our right or to our left (Isaiah 30:21).

The key in this walk is to make time to listen to God's Spirit within us, to repent of any sin He reveals in us, and not to ignore or argue with His direction for our day. Our Heavenly Father knows best.

This requires that we slow down the busyness of our schedule and to listen to His peaceful, quiet voice within us (Isaiah 30:15). Fulfillment is our reward when we seek the prize of the high calling of God, and purpose to do His will with our life rather than our own (Philippians 3:14).

Father God, Your Holy Spirit beckons us to follow Your will and to accomplish Your works with our life in this world (Ephesians 2:10). We often stray from Your perfect plan - drawn away by enticing situations and emergencies which compete for our attention (James 1:14).

Remind us to follow Your peace in every situation, regardless of the analytical, human thoughts in our mind (Proverbs 3:5-6). Help us to establish a daily quiet time, with continual spurts of attention given to Your direction all day long. When we follow Your advice on which way to turn, we never take the wrong road (Isaiah 30:21).

Thought for the Day:
God's guiding voice calls to us each moment of our day, but we can only hear it as we quiet the voices of the flesh, the world and the devil within us, and acknowledge God's will for every moment of our day. - Proverbs 3:5-6

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