I am currently on vacation in Destin, Florida, which is where I've gone (along with my family ... can't imagine going on vacation without them) every year for the last 18 years! The ocean brings me much peace. I do feel that God may live near the ocean.
I have been experiencing more peace in my life lately, and I have been pondering on why that is... I don't know for sure, but I have a common denominator to what brings more peace and that is MORE TRUST. It seems the more I just trust God, and the people God has put around me, the more at peace I am. I mean if I really am trusting God, what is there to worry about? Really? I mean if I am trusting that God is with me, leading me, guiding me, loving me and only wants what is good for me, then we're good and I am at peace.
Too simple, right? I know I like to 'think' things out of making sense sometimes too! It's that human nature side of me that wants to complicate everything. Peace is not that complicated, at least for my own peace ... peace with others is a whole-nother issue. But I am only responsible for my own peace at this point and for the purpose of this particular blog entry.
So my challenge is to TRUST more fully, and peace will come!
Philippians 4:6-9 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."