Sunday, June 3, 2012
Bread for the Journey
Path to Inner Peace
To me the path to inner peace is the knowledge that the Holy Spirit dwells in me and that I can have this peace that passes all understanding, no matter what happens in my life.
Philippians 4: 6, 7 NIV "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every thing, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
If we desire to have this inner peace, we will have to be willing to do the inner work. We need to accept 'what is' and not stress about things that we do not have control over. We need to let go of anger, regrets and disappointments that we experience in life.We can't have this inner peace if we are constantly judging ourselves and others, we need to be willing to admit when we are wrong..to forgive ourselves and others. If we think negatively of others we will most likely be thinking negatively of ourselves, let us strive to not let the negative rob us of the positive in our lives.
2 Timothy 1: 7 NIV " For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."
To attain this inner peace it helps to memorize Bible verses about peace and to focus on God's power and perfect timing, that we can have inner peace no matter what turmoil is happening in our lives at any given time.
John 14:27 NIV "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."