The Peace of God vs. The World’s Peace

Being a part of the church for over 3 decades, I have noticed the astounding lack of peace in too many who are in the body of Christ. Although a significant amount of well intentioned activity and busyness seem to be present, there is an absence of consistent divine peace. This manifests itself in that one of the greatest struggles church people battle with is not being able to be still and spend peaceful time with the Lord.

The effects of stress and drivenness push those people to maintain a lifestyle of constant activity that avoids any sign of slowing down and dealing with reality. They usually struggle because there is so much war going on within them. This of course was not God’s original intention.

A large part of gaining that inner peace involves settling quietly before the Lord, turning off the voices and thoughts that seek to clamor for our attention, and developing a sensitivity to the voice of the Father. When fear is removed, gaining a greater ability to walk in divine peace makes room for God’s still small voice to be heard.

The world around us is crying, “Peace! Peace!” when there is no peace. Yet the church seems to be suffering from the same predicament. This problem greatly concerns me, because it is out of divine peace that God’s people will make Kingdom-minded decisions and reach our world for Christ. We need that peace so we can give it. That is why my heart is to see people reconciled to the peace that God wants us all to have.

What is hindering you from taking your peace today?

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Mark DeJesus has been equipping people in a full time capacity since 1995, serving in various roles, including, teaching people of all ages, communicating through music, authoring books, leading and mentoring. Mark's deepest love is his family; his wife Melissa, son Maximus and daughter Abigail. Mark is a teacher, author and mentor who uses many communication mediums, including the written word, a weekly radio podcast show and videos. His deepest call involves equipping people to live as overcomers. Through understanding inside out transformation, Mark's message involves getting to the root of issues that contribute to the breakdown of our relationships, our health and our day to day peace. He is passionately reaching his world with a transforming message of love, healing and freedom. Out of their own personal renewal, Mark and Melissa founded Turning Hearts Ministries, a ministry dedicated to inside out transformation. Mark also founded Transformed You, a communication platform for Mark’s teachings, writing and broadcasts that are designed to encourage people in their journey of transformation. Mark and Melissa currently live in Connecticut.

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