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Peace

Do you have peace? Where do you find it? Everybody loves to have peace of mind. We all strive to have peace in our homes, in our relationships, even in our own selves. There is no greater feeling than to have peace within.

I think back to the 60s and 70s. There was a lot of civil unrest, riots, marches, and protests. The United States was involved in the Vietnam War. Our country was faced with a lot of turmoil. With all of that going on, the hippie movement was birthed.  Harmony, love, sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll was the world’s answer to peace. Millions were caught up in this fad seeking for inner peace and happiness. In the end it was a pseudo peace that only lasted a little while.

Man’s search for peace has been a very elusive trail. We have sought it through education, careers, material possessions, relationships, and every external thing possible. Some have tried alcohol, drugs, therapy, recreation, sports, and religion only to be disappointed after a short while.

Is there a real lasting peace to be found in this world? The answer is yes. Real peace, lasting peace is found from within. Man has always sought his solution in the external world, which is temporal. “When God created mankind He breathed into us His breath. We became living souls or eternal beings.” ~ Genesis 2:7

The Apostle Paul explained it in ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:23 by saying, “The very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The only way to lasting peace is a relationship with the God of peace through His son Jesus Christ.

When we invite the Lord Jesus Christ into our heart to be our savior, a transformation begins. Our spirit man comes alive. God’s Holy Spirit resides in us to give us lasting peace. No matter what is going on the outside God’s peace is always with us.

“Peace I leave with you,my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” ~ John 14:27

~ Ricky Robinson

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