Tonight at church I was reminded of one of my favorite chapters in the Bible that embodies the life of peace- the 23rd Psalm.
"The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever."
What an awesome picture of the peace that God desires for us to walk in through His Spirit! He is our shepherd. Our protector. Our provider. He leads us to quiet, peaceful, restful places in Him. Though death and destruction may surround us, we don' t have to fear because HE is with us. He is our comfort. He anoints us to overflowing. His goodness and His love are always, always, always with us, and when our life on this earth ends, we will live with Him forever.
I don't think I can sum it up any better. This is peace. Being in the presence of our Good Shepherd. Letting Him lead and guide us. Trusting Him to provide for our needs. There is no greater peace than what is found in the presence of Jesus. Thank God that through His Holy Spirit we can live and walk in that supernatural peace daily. I am have started that journey this week, and I pray His peace continues to reign in my life as I put my trust in the Lord.