Monday, November 11, 2013

Peace and Rest

I AM the Holy Spirit. I will keep you in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Me. (Isaiah 26:3.) I want to give you perfect peace even in the midst of the storm. It is possible to rest through the turbulence. There is a rest I want all the people of God to experience. Be diligent to enter that rest. (Hebrews 4:9-11.)

Jesus is your perfect example. He was able to rest when everyone else thought they were going to die. Jesus told His disciples to cross over to the other side of the sea. However, a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was filling up with water. When the disciples went to Jesus, they found him asleep on a pillow. (Mark 4:35-38.)

If the world seems to be crashing down around you, keep your mind focused on Us. We will keep you in Our perfect peace. When you keep your attention fixed on Us, you will be able to rebuke the winds and the waves of the storms of life. People around you will wonder how you are so peaceful and restful in the midst of chaos. You will be able to steer them to Us.

Isaiah 26:3
3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.

Hebrews 4:9-11
9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. 11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.

Mark 4:35-38
35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. 37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. 38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”

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