Living Life God's Way 7/5/2005; Tranquility
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Is your life peaceful, or full of chaos?
God is the answer to a peaceful existence
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he
trusts in you.
There is something peaceful about the sound of the word
tranquility. Life typically is lived on the edge - the ragged edge.
Peace, an overused word, is reduced to a slogan, something known but not
experienced. But since we have not overused the word tranquility, it
sounds so appealing, so peaceful.
God makes tranquility available to us. When He promises "perfect
peace," that is tranquility. It is important to note that perfect peace
is not a product that He offers but a result. It is the result of a
steadfast mind, one that trusts God.
The better we focus our mind on God, the better we trust, the more
we will experience the perfect peace that comes from God alone. This
peace, or tranquility, passes all understanding.
Sounds nice, doesn't it? It is such a contrast to the noise and
congestion of traffic, the interrupting ring of the phone, the beep of
the answering machine letting you know that you have messages, or the
sound of children's voices clamoring for attention.
Perfect peace is not the result of God removing all of these, along with
the other sights, sounds and smells of a stress filled life. Instead, it
is the result of a mind that is focused solely on Him.
Upon what is your mind focused? Determine today to keep God at the
front of your thoughts, viewing everything through a God conscious grid.
Ask Him to help you find His perfect peace.
FaithWalk by Woodrow Kroll; 10/6/2004
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