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. (John 14:27 NIV)
Peace is one of the fruits of the Spirit. So if we live through the Spirit we will have peace.
So what are the signs that you do not live through God’s Spirit ?
You are troubled and afraid.
If Jesus left His peace with us and peace is one of the fruits of the Spirit you can say Jesus’ Peace = Holy Spirit.
Are we filled with Jesus’ peace ?
Now the decision we have to make is, are we going to choose to live in the peace He has given us?
Of course, the devil works overtime to try to get you upset. Why? Because he knows that if you don’t remain peaceful, you can’t hear from God.
If you watch your life, you’ll be amazed at how many times a week Satan launches an attack against you for the sole purpose of stealing your peace. When I finally saw that, God said to me in my spirit, “If the devil wants your peace that badly, then there must be something pretty powerful about being peaceful.”
It’s true! So now when the devil tries to steal my peace, I enjoy holding on to it, knowing that I’m getting the better of him. That doesn’t mean I don’t feel upset, but I can do something positive about it, I can control myself and be peaceful on purpose.
Being peaceful on purpose is something we have to do for ourselves. Will you choose God’s peace? – JM