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"Peace I Leave With You"


By Linda A. Knowles

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,

whose mind is stayed on thee:

because he trusteth in thee.

Isaiah 26:3 KJV

There is no one like Jesus. He gives us a peace that this world cannot afford. As a child of the Living God, peace is also a fruit of the Holy Spirit that is produced and worked in us through the power of the Holy Spirit. This peace is something you don't have once in awhile. The peace Jesus gives you is for ALL the time, not once in awhile, not sometimes. ALL THE TIME. The peace He gives you is perfect. The peace He gives you is complete, not lacking.

In Isaiah 26:3, we see it is the Lord who gives us perfect peace. The transliteration for the words "perfect" and "peace" is the Hebrew word "Shalom." That phrase perfect peace means "calmness, tranquility, rest, contentment, safety, soundness, complete." Think about that for a moment, you can go about your day knowing you, as a Child of the Living God, have been given that kind of peace by Jesus Christ your Savior. The peace that Jesus has given you allows you to be free. When you keep your mind fixed upon Jesus and all that He has done for you, He keeps you in perfect peace (Complete Rest) because you are trusting in Him.

As you are going about your day, remember you can be in complete rest and know that, as a child of God, you have this kind of peace, a peace this world cannot offer nor can it afford.

Heavenly Father, You are my Shalom, my Complete Rest, and You have not given me the spirit of fear but of love and of power and a sound mind. Lord, be my Guide throughout this day and instruct me in Your ways as I fix my mind upon You knowing that You will keep me in perfect peace as my mind is fixed upon You. Thank You for guarding my heart and mind with the peace that surpasses all understanding me. Thank You for the Complete Rest You have given me. I put my hope and my trust in You and will stand upon the truth of Your word. In Jesus' Name, Amen.


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