Daily Manna for a clear view on Friday, August 5, 2022: GOD OFFERS PERFECT PEACE
Thou will keep in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee.
Isaiah 26:3 KJV
The beautiful words of John 14:27 give us hope: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you…” Jesus offers us peace, not as the world gives, but as He alone gives. We, as believers, can accept His peace or ignore it.
When we accept the peace of Jesus Christ into our hearts, our lives are transformed. And then, because we possess the gift of peace, we can share that gift with fellow Christians, family members, friends, and associates.
As every woman knows, peace can be a scarce commodity in our demanding, twenty-first century world. How, then, can we find the peace that we so desperately desire? By turning our days and our lives over to God. Elisabeth Elliot writes, “If my life is surrendered to God, all is well. Let me not grab it back, as though it were in peril in His hand but would be safer in mine!” May we give our lives, our hopes, and our prayers to the Lord and, by doing so, accept His will and His peace.
When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
- Jimi Hendrix
Peace begins with a smile.
- Mother Teresa
You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one.
- John Lennon from Imagine
Today’s Aligning and Affirming Prayer Point
Dear Lord, Sometimes I am distracted by the busyness of the day or the demands of the moment. When I am worried or anxious, Father, turn my thoughts back to You. Help me to trust Your will, to follow Your commands, and to accept Your peace, today and forever. Amen.