Monday, June 13, 2016

Daily Devotional June 13 - Do You Have Peace With God?

""Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5:1

Do you have peace with God? Are you at peace with God? One of the observations I have made concerning what we have and who we are in Christ and how we act and who we act like is that quite often we don't live like children of the living God. The Bible clearly says we have peace with God, but we live like we don't even understand what God has done or is doing in our lives.

You are at peace with God. You might not feel like it, but you are. If we could learn to believe what God says and live that experience it would be far different than the frenetic lifestyle we do live. You have peace with God. It is a reality, but in you mind you haven't discovered it. That's why God is renewing you day by day with the Word by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit inside of you is saying God is at peace with you.

Why do we hear a different voice other than the pure voice of the Holy Spirit? Your life is full of voices, noises and distractions that are so loud they keep the quiet and peaceful voice of God from being heard. The difference is, of all the loud and obnoxious voices you hear, you can only trust a few and that by measure, but the voice of God is perfect and clear and right, always. How do you hear the true voice of God over the din of life? You put your ear right up next to the voice of God. I had a friend in Port Saint Lucie Florida. I was moving away and he was seeing me off. He leaned into my car window and said to me, "I just can't hear the voice of God anymore." I told him, "God speaks so quietly you have to get your ear right up against the speaker."

You are at peace with God, but if you are not feeling it, its time to try something different. Many people go to the same church, year after year, and do the same things, and in and of itself that is a good thing. And if you are learning every day, and you are being filled with the knowledge of God, and you are taking control of your life, and you are worshipping God and praising God openly, and you are feeling the deep love and affection God has for you, and you are believing the Word every time it is preached, then stay where you are, because you have found a gem.
But if you have been in the same setting for twenty years and your life is turned upside down, and you can't get control of it, and it seems as if God is distant, and all you hear is how God is mad at you and wants you to change, you need to make a change.

Your mind and the life blood of your family is more important than keeping the status quo. You deserve to understand how God operates in your life; what you can do toward finding and keeping joy and peace and contentment in your life; and understanding what God is doing to bring it to pass. Everything you ever needed to be perfectly content is at hand. You need understanding eyes that can see the blessings and you needs ears that can hear the voice of God. You already possess them, now get to know them.

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