Be Bathed in My Peace

Numbers 6:26 (AMP) The Lord… give you peace [a tranquil heart and life].’

Beloved, My peace I’ve given you, so resist the urge to be swept up into the storms that surround you. Instead stay rooted in Me. Be firm in My presence with your gaze on My face. Be encouraged by My countenance as you see it reflect back to you the truth of who I AM and who you are to Me.

Rest in the assurance you find in Me. Allow it to bathe you in My peace. Let that shalom – the peace that wars against chaos – saturate your heart and be reflected in your life and your countenance. May all who see you know you serve the living God, YHVH Shalom – the Lord your peace. Continue reading “Be Bathed in My Peace”

Step Forward Prepared

Psalm 131:2 (VOICE) Of one thing I am certain: my soul has become calm, quiet, and contented in You. Like a weaned child resting upon his mother, I am quiet. My soul is like this weaned child.

Beloved, a good parent prepares his child for what lies ahead, and I AM a good Father. So step forward prepared – knowing you are ready for whatever comes. For I AM with you always, and I walk beside you – and ever will I stay.

So be calm, beloved. Rest, and be content. Quiet your soul, and trust in Me. For I will never leave you friendless, nor abandon you to grief. Stand fast and rest safely in My hands as you step forward prepared by Me.

Cultivate Harmony

1 Peter 2:5 (VOICE) Like living stones, let yourselves be assembled into a spiritual house…

Beloved, you are called to be like Me, life-giving and steadfast – your foundation solid in Me. And just as I embody oneness in My godhead, so you must embody oneness in the Body of Christ. This requires unity. This requires intentionally cultivating harmony.

You are called to be known by your love, and when you walk in that love it creates a safe place for those in need. My Body should be that safe place – their unity should create that spiritual house for people in need of a touch from heaven to gather. So be intentional to cultivate harmony, and reflect Me. Continue reading “Cultivate Harmony”

Be an Advocate for Peace

Proverbs 12:20 (VOICE) Deceit darkens the hearts of those who plot evil, but advocates of peace have joy.

Beloved, an advocate pleads the case of what they believe in. They defend it, and fiercely support it. They are intentional to advance its interests. What are you an advocate for? What do you fiercely support? What are you fighting for?

Be an advocate for peace – an advocate for My Kingdom. Whether this means standing against the ploys of evil or working to change the hearts of those who bring turmoil or simply loving well and doing so with abandon. Be intentional where you invest your time and energy, and be an advocate for good.

Rest and Rely on the Lover of Your Soul

Proverbs 3:23-24 (VOICE) Then each one of your steps will land securely on your life’s journey, and you will not trip or fall. Your mind will be clear, free from fear; when you lie down to rest, you will be refreshed by sweet sleep.

Beloved, rest in Me. Trust Me to guide each step – gently correcting when necessary – and strengthening you along the way as you lean on Me. Live in the place of peace that brings.

In Me, there is no fear. In Me, there is no confusion. Rest and rely on the Lover of your soul, because in Me your peace abounds. So be still, beloved, and sleep sweetly in My arms. I hold you fast and will never let you go.

Rest in My Love

Genesis 28:15 (NIV) I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.

Beloved, you are never beyond My sight. For My eye is ever upon you, and My heart is ever toward you. You are My beloved one, and My promises for you are steadfast just as My heart is ever true. Rest in My love.

I know where I AM leading you. Have faith in My plans. Trust that each step is a necessary part of the greater plan I AM accomplishing in and through you. Be at peace as you rest in My love knowing My promises are yes and amen. Beloved, if I have said it, it is as good as done. Be at peace and trust in Me.

My Steadfast Affection

Psalm 42:3 (VOICE) Right now I’m overwhelmed by my sorrow and pain; I can’t stop feasting on my tears. People crowd around me and say, “Where is your True God whom you claim will save? ”

Beloved, I AM with you in your sorrow. I AM with you in your pain. Know My heart is for you, and that will not ever change. Press in to Me for comfort. May My Spirit give you hope. No matter what befalls you, I’m with you through it all.

So when the walk is painful and trouble seems everywhere, know I’m ever faithful, and let My love find you there. May My steadfast affection heal you, and My strength build you up. May My peace become your keystone, and My joy restore your soul.

Be Rooted in Hope

Romans 5:4 (VOICE) …When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness.

Beloved, refuse to lose hope – even if the trials seem endless. Trust, and be rooted in faith, for you know who I AM, and you know My character, so anticipate My goodness. For I AM a good Father, and I love My children.

Let hope become your weapon, and make praise your battle cry. May My Word be your foundation, and may My Spirit lead you on. I AM the King of victory, and My heirs align with Me. So refuse to settle for anything less than My divine peace, for it is your legacy. Continue reading “Be Rooted in Hope”

Cultivate an Atmosphere of Peace

James 3:18 (NLT) And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

Beloved, do more than simply walk in godly wisdom – cultivate it in those around you. Encourage them to bear fruit. Work together to walk in unity. Be intentional to inspire one another to pursue righteousness. Allow joy to be your strength, and share one another’s burdens.

For truly the Body of Christ is called to live in peace and love. You are called to strengthen one another and encourage one another towards that which is good. Create an atmosphere of peace. Reflect Me – YHVH Shalom, the Lord your peace. For living in this manner is the greatest testimony you can share and it is achieved without a word. Continue reading “Cultivate an Atmosphere of Peace”

A Warrior of Peace

Ephesians 6:15 (TPT) Stand on your feet alert, then you’ll always be ready to share the blessings of peace.

Beloved, I AM YHVH Shalom – the Lord your peace. But peace that comes from Me is no passive, fragile thing. My peace is a force to be reckoned with. My peace isn’t powerless in the face of turbulence or chaos, for My peace wars against it. 

And beloved, you have been given My peace and are called to walk in it. This includes taking territory for Me. You are an atmosphere changer. You restore My peace everywhere your feet may land. You are a warrior of peace – doing battle against the confusion of the enemy simply by being who I have made you. So walk in peace you have been given.