Sunday, April 23, 2017

How do I live in peace with all of this pressure part 1

This past Sunday we continued our series "What would happen if?..." You can listen to the podcasts or download it by clicking here WYANDOTTE FAMILY PODCAST You can also watch the sermons on our NEW You Tube Channel  CLICK HERE 

One of the things we talked about this past Sunday was how many people strive for peace but do not walk in it? Be honest, how often throughout a normal week do you live at peace? Most followers of Christ live overwhelmed, stressed, full of anxiety and the sure weight of life. 

How do you know if you are peaceful? How to you react when your children do not listen or obey? How do you react when someone at work is short or rude with you? How to you react when someone cuts you off on the road? I love what Andy Stanley says "What is in you will come out of you, regardless of who is with you!" 

Over the next week I am going to share different thoughts on how we can stay better connected to Jesus and live daily in peace. I will share a daily practical thought on how to allow God's peace to rule your heart! 

#1 - Remember the source of your PEACE 

Jesus left an amazing promise for His followers. 

John 14:27-I am leaving you with a 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

Jesus reminds us that true peace of mind and heart does not come from anything in this world. No relationship, no job, no house, no circumstance, no amount of money and not success can bring us that kind of peace. If it could all of the celebrities and sports stars would be known as people at peace. 

Jesus clearly states that He is the source of peace. Not only is He the source of peace but He gives us peace as a gift. All we have to do is unwrap it and use it. As a follower of Christ peace is something that becomes yours because of the generosity and love of God. 

So when your children are not listening, your teacher is being too harsh, your sister borrowed your clothes without asking or your boss is being a jerk; simply PAUSE! When you feel the weight and stress of life beginning to weigh you down and fill you with anxiousness, PAUSE! Pause and remember, my peace never came from these situations or relationships and they can't take it away. My peace comes from JESUS! 

It is just like Google Maps Navigation. Sometimes you have to hit re-center to see where you are at on the journey. When you PAUSE hit re-center and spend a moment in prayer or worship and thank God He has given you the gift of peace. 

Daily Faith Prayer
God thank you for giving me the gift of peace. No matter what happens to me or around me today I receive your peace and am going to walk in your peace. Your Spirit lives within me and is developing the fruit of peace everywhere I go. In Jesus Name! AMEN!

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