The peace of the world is evident only when everything is going right. But that peace evaporates when things go wrong. Jesus said that His peace isn't like the world's peace. It doesn't come and go based upon changing circumstance, people who fall and fail us, or governments that rise or fall. It is constant in the face of everything else that changes because it is based on the One Who never changes and Who is forever faithful. That is our God. He is our Rock, our Fortress, our High Tower, our Safe Place and our Victory. Because we trust in Him, we can experience supernatural peace in a volatile world.
John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]"
Jeremiah 1:12 tells us that God is watching over His Word to perform it. One version says that He hastens to His Word. God in Heaven is looking for His Word in the earth. Why? He clearly tells us here, so that He can do it, so that He can perform that Word in our lives, and Heaven locates the Word in the earth by what is coming from our hearts and out of our mouths.
F.F. Bosworth in his book, "Christ the Healer" states, "How the father nature of God must long for man to return to the security and simple faith of pure fellowship with Him, taking His Word as fact that can be fully trusted. Basically, the Church has only one message: In all things our Heavenly Father can be trusted to honor His Word." Don't grow weary in attending to His Word! Keep putting it in your heart and keep it coming out of your mouth. Heaven will show up!
Confession of His Word
The life of God abounds in my life and household because Jesus came that we may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10
God doesn't want me full of care and anxiety and looking to myself as my own provider, but rather looking to Him and trusting Him in ALL things, therefore, I take no care for my life, but rather trust Him as my good good Father to care for me. 1 Peter 5:7 I cast the whole of my care [all my anxieties, all my worries, all my concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for me affectionately and cares about me watchfully.
What a great day to agree with God and declare over yourself and over your family that there is no lack, no want in your house because THE LORD is your Shepherd! Every blessing, every supply, every provision is already laid up for you in Christ Jesus! Open your mouth wide today and declare, "We lack no good or beneficial thing because the LORD is our Shepherd!"
The young lions lack food and suffer hunger, but they who seek (inquire of and require) the Lord [by right of their need and on the authority of His Word], none of them shall lack any beneficial thing. Psalms 34:10
. . . . but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.
The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack (want). Psalms 23:1
The local church is where we . . . . . wait for it . . . . . GROW UP. It is the place God uses to train and equip us for our purpose in life. It’s where we learn to walk with God. It’s where we learn to not be ruled by our flesh and the circumstances of life, rather live being led and guided by the Greater One in us. It’s where we learn that it’s not all about us and how to partner with God and His plans and His purposes in the earth. It is where we learn who we are in Christ and what we have in Christ. It’s where we learn that it isn’t the end when we fall, rather we receive strength to get back up and finish the race! It’s the place where we draw strength and encouragement for ourselves and . . . . . . give out to others. IF we are ever going to grow up and be fruitful for the Kingdom of God, being planted in the church He has called us to is imperative. It truly is our flourishing place.
The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible]. 13 Planted in the house of the Lord, they shall flourish in the courts of our God.14 [Growing in grace] they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality] and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment]. 15 [They are living memorials] to show that the Lord is upright and faithful to His promises; He is my Rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.