“I am leaving you with the gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27
What a great gift, peace of mind and heart, God has given us. John 14:27 reminds me not to be troubled or afraid. Isn’t that a great reminder? Life can be so overwhelming with all the things I try to fit into a day. When I focus on Dana instead of Jesus my peace of mind and heart go right out the door. Then there are times that I spend time in God’s word and talking to Him and He reminds me through verses like these that He has something the world does not have. That is why memorizing scripture and talking to God is so important. It reminds us of God’s great love for us. God wants us to experience peace of mind and heart. They are a free gift for us all if we would only ask God for them. A gift must be received. God has given us this gift, now all we have to do as followers of Jesus Christ is to accept the gift and wear it daily. I know when I give someone a gift I love to see them enjoying it. God feels that same way about us. It brings Him great joy to see us using his gift. He has given it to us, now let’s enjoy it.
Gracious God, thank You for Your undeserved kindness. Thank You for the gift of peace of mind and heart. May we use that gift and not be troubled or afraid. In those moments when fear seems bigger than our circumstance help us to focus on You and Your desire for peace in our hearts. Help us to remember that we can find that peace when we seek You first in all things. In Jesus Name, Amen.
~ Dana Parrish