Mark 4:41: the disciples were terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey Him!” God, through the mouth of His prophet said that we could enjoy perfect peace when we focus our thoughts on HIM! (Isaiah 26:3) This promise was spoken to Israel during a very dark time in their history. Are you experiencing perfect peace? What is it anyway? Perfect peace is a condition and state of being within the soul! It is a state of being undisturbed, at rest, and confident even through the worst storm. It is a state of complete serenity.
Today, I will evaluate my mind and soul so that no matter what comes upon me, I will focus my thoughts on God’s Word. I want to identify with the Man that got up and rebuked the storms, the waves, and the winds! I want to live in that supernatural peace of God no matter what is going on. We cannot avoid troubles and difficulties, but we can control how we respond. Let us practice living in the peace and comfort of who we are in JESUS CHRIST!
Minister Denise Cook-Godfrey
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Have you ever found yourself as if you were boxed in or perhaps stuck in a cave due to life’s circumstances and calamities? I believe we all have at some point or another in this Christian walk. I am actually in a place like that right now. The Lord has pointed out to me that it is our soul that actually takes the hardest “licks” and “blows” during these times. The soul is where our logic, reasoning, emotions, and wills are. Our spirit is so willing, but the flesh is so weak. We must protect our soul by allowing it to take refuge and find its home in the shelter of the presence of God through worship. I am not saying that we deny our circumstances because it is what it is! The thing we have got to remember is that we must renew the mind by allowing the word of God to replace the negative, fearful, doubting thoughts. Set your thoughts and even your imagination on the Word of the Lord and you will make quiet that loud noise of those circumstances. Listen to David from Psalms 57:1:(AMP)
“Be merciful, and gracious to me, Oh God, be merciful and gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge and finds shelter and confidence in You; yes, in the shadow of Your wings will I take refuge and be confident until calamities and destructive storms are passed.”
Until the next post, be confident in the Lord and rest in His manifested presence during your trials and during any other time in your life. If this seems difficult, keep trying with a sincere heart. Use worshipful music, promising scriptures, and turn your attention to the needs of others. Do this in faith and WATCH GOD MOVE!
Minister Denise Cook Godfrey