Friday, 21 October 2016

'PEACE OF MIND'

"Great peace have they which love Your law; and nothing shall offend them" - Psalm 119:165
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Peace of mind is a state of life that can never be purchased by anyone and from anywhere in the world. Many run to the world to find peace but ended up in pieces.
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Because many wanted peace of mind, they abuse substance, drugs, became greedy, steal, indulge in shoddy business deal, premarital sex etc; yet all these left a vacuum in their life.
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It's not how wealthy you become that gives you peace of mind; fame or power doesn't give peace of mind; becoming married or having a family doesn't bring peace. The only place to find peace is in God.
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Man lost the peace of mind he once had when he was sent away from the presence of God (Gen. 3:23) and until he goes back, nothing can give him peace in life (Psalm. 16:11).
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How can I have great peace in life? Prior to that, you must know that peace of mind is not the absence of storm but the presence of God in it (Mark 4:36-41). Do not also forget that in the world, you shall have tribulation but in Him, you might have peace (John 16:33).
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The first way to have peace of mind is to love His law. How? It is His law that you love that you keep. And if you love Him, you'll keep His law (John 14:15). Whatever His law says, do and in doing, you'll have peace.
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Next is to activate His presence in that situation. You cannot experience great peace when you're worried, fearful, fretting or panicking in that situation. His disciples sought Him in the midst of their storms and He rebuked it.
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Do you have peace of mind in your career, marriage, finances, academics and life in general? When you keep His law and you invite Him then you can have peace of mind.
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Dearly beloved, be anxious for NOTHING but by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let all your request be known to God and the peace of God that passes human understanding shall fill your heart.



By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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