if peace is what you’re looking for…

>So, I went for a long walk today. My mind has been searching for peace lately, which seems to be nonexistent. The “why” has FINALLY really hit me. My mind has been “stayed” on the wrong things. Read these words by John Waller (straight out of Isaiah) and then I’ll talk a little more about it:

     Thou will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is stayed on You.
     Thou will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is stayed on You.
     Peace flowing like a river; peace never to be stolen.
     The peace that You give is not of this world; my mind is stayed on You.

For a LONG time now, I have been chasing my own ambitions… It’s human nature, but I’m finally realizing the slow fade course I have been on… in every area of my life. I don’t like what I see when I look in the physical mirror, but more importantly, I don’t like what I see when I look in the spiritual mirror. My mind has been “stayed” on myself. Self-centeredness & selfish motives lead to a LACK of peace. Focusing on Jesus & recognizing His desires for my life lead to a GAIN of peace. Needless to say, there are going to be some major changes in my life, and I’ll be writing more about this in the next few days.

Just want to encourage you to think about this one question: What is your mind “stayed” on? Self and the things of this world…. or Jesus and the things He wants you to be focusing on?

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in You. – Isaiah 26:3

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