This ol’ world doesn’t feel peaceful right now, does it? What is your idea of peace? If I was to ask you what you think of when I say the word PEACE, what would you say? Is peace the absence of conflict? We hear so much talk about inner peace these days. I guess the question I have about that is… where is the source of your inner peace? Do you gain inner peace by sitting cross-legged in the center of a tranquil atmosphere with your hands up with thumb and fingers held in a certain position, as you chant and empty your mind of everything? Is that the way to obtain peace? You do know that at some point, you have to stand up and get back to your real life, right? Yeah – that’s the problem.
What if I told you that when God raised Christ from the dead, He left us a fantastic gift? Of course, when Christ, the Son of God walked on the earth – He was there and available to the people, which was wonderful. God is so good to us, because after He raised Christ from the dead, He left us His precious Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit of God is our source of peace! He is our source of hope and joy, love and He is our conscience! We pray to God, through Christ – for help from His sweet Holy Spirit. Peace really IS an inside job! That’s why Christians can say we are IN the world – but not OF the world. Yes, we have to stand up and get back to our lives too – but we know without a doubt, our source of peace will always be with us.
On this second Sunday of Advent, may we be reminded of the peace within us – and be thankful to God for it! God’s Holy Spirit, given to us by God Himself so we would not be left alone once Christ ascended to Heaven, will help us be more like our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We will have the fruits of the Holy Spirit as we lean more on Him in prayer and by reading Scripture from His Holy Bible.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. – John 14:27
I have a question – and maybe someone reading this blog can get an answer for me. Do you remember when Sean Hannity ended his show by saying LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED – ??? Why did he stop doing that? I mean, I don’t care if he quits throwing the football around – but I really was bummed when he stopped saying LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED. Sean, if you’re reading this (yeah, right – he reads my simple little blog. LOL!) – we need to hear your words of comfort once again. Please start saying that to us again. I don’t know if it helps anyone else who watches your show – but it helps me.
Sean Hannity has a facebook page – go to it and ask him to start ending his show with those words again. Let him know we miss hearing it. When you enter your comment, there will be a message that says that basically the folks who “filter” through his mail will read it – so I don’t know if it will help to give him several messages – but hey – it’s better than doing nothing – at least I think so. 😉
Have a Merry Christmas!
LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED. PEACE ON EARTH, GOODWILL TO MEN. 🙂