I always thought Jesus was the best gift ever, or at least after I understood more of His great love. He was the Prince of Peace as babe in a manger, He walked in peace, with the Holy Spirit descending like a dove. He spoke peace, His peace and yet, it was divisive to some, not the kind of peace they wanted.
His peace, like Jesus, Himself, is our greatest gift ever. He left us His peace, John 14:27, and is our peace, Micah 5:5, Ephesians 2:14.
And His peace is not something to be taken lightly, trifled with or taken for granted, He has sown it in to our hearts and minds, by the Spirit and we have to let it grow, receive it, let it be come a harvest in us as believers.
God always gives good and perfect gifts, though we may not always receive them or walk in them and nothing but love will exceed His peace, in fact, they go together.
If wicked people can give their children good gifta and spoil them, how much more can our Heavenly Father lavish us with grace and peace, and His perfect love that dispells the fears we may be oppressed with?
If you ask for bread, He will not give you a stone. His yoke is easy and light and I am, convinced everything else is from the wicked one, from cares of the world to the little foxes, even the imaginations we must cast down and the thoughts we have to neither take nor say. His peace is our gift and it is a tremendous blessing.
I have watched nurses ask patients what their pain level is on a scale of one to ten. Shalom, mischpoah and yadeed, peace family and friends, what is your peace leve today? I can say mine has been way past ten today on the chart as He promises to keep me in perfect peace with my mind on Him. Isaiah 26:3.
What a precious gift is my Jesus and my Lord, and what a glorious gift is His peace. When things appear to be out of control, I can remain in control, knowing that He is.
He left us His peace and the gift of the Holy Spirit. It is in the Holy Spirit that you will receive His rest and be blessed with an abundance of peace.
Peace, Himself was born in a stable, swaddled in a manger made of stone, just like He would lie in a tomb for me, but He was raised to raise me up with Him and keep me seated in heavenly places, let me sleep in heavenly peace, rest, the rest of faith that I have entered in.
That is powerful peace, Jesus is our peace, the very peace that was our gift from God, not just at Christmas, He is always with us and will come to us in the Spirit like the rain. He gives us the gift of His peace, and all we have to do is receive it.
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