December 1, 2020
I’ve just finished spending time with God. I had put on calming worship music to rest and wait on God, enjoying His presence, receiving what He gives me. Usually, my time with God time starts with a verse to meditate on. My soul starts to rest and my spirit rises. In my time with Him, I aim to encounter the fullness of His love, a time of receiving Him without an agenda or plans.
From my quiet time into the real world, the sudden clash becomes obvious. A different frequency fills my house as I begin hearing the background of the news on TV. The contrast becomes more and more real. As the frequency increases, I sit between the lingering peace in my soul and the disharmonious frequencies from the TV.
As the tension becomes increasingly uncomfortable, I start to ponder: which should be affecting the world around me more: the peace I have in my spirit or; the stress that infiltrates my space from the world’s fears from the media? I can see clearly now: Peace is a world-changing piece of armour.
In the armor of God that Paul shared in his letter to the Ephesians, peace is part of the armour that our feet slide into as shoes. Peace is what prepares us to go places with the gospel: “ Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace.,” (Ephesians 6:15, TPT).
What prepares me with peace to ‘go places’? Is it the storge love of the Father? Could it be a comforting love that nurtures our hearts to the deepest levels, filling every anxious crack with liquid-love and peace?
As I learn how to come to Father and receive His nurturing, comforting love, I become mobile and agile, and wherever I step now comes into the influence of His Spirit – because I now have on the shoes of the gospel of peace. The peace of God touches and heals the world around us. It has the ability to overcome all the fighting frequencies around us.
“ Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished.Behold, everything is fresh and new. (2 Corinthians 5:17, TPT).
In Christ a new nature has come into the world, evident in those who believe and receive of His Spirit. The old has been put to death in Christ, and the new has come. That new in Christ is pure unadulterated peace. As I spend time with Papa, I experience access to His peace, which floods my hearts and senses, and flows through me into the world around me.
What the TV news is saying may be ‘true’ or at least ‘factual’, but the secret that is waiting to be accessed is in the mystery of the Person of Peace. His peace can be utilized to overcome every trial of this world. Christ’s version of overcoming starts with being a child in the Father’s loving arms and receiving His storge love. Our hope in this world is the peace in the heart of Christ that we experience in our shared sonship with Him.
Reach for the ‘all things new’; reach for the person of peace, for the peace found in the Father’s love.