"Walking in the way and the love of the Lord"
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” ~ John 14:27
Challenge: Create your inner Peace.
“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” ~Brian Tracy
Peace is not a destination, it's not something we chase or find. Peace is always available. No need to go running after it but it does take effort. This effort entails consciously choosing "to be still".
What happens in our life will always affect our mental state, but we don't have to let those circumstances control our mental state. We need to make tiny choices for our own well-being. We need to choose peace. Its easy to get caught up in worries and stresses. Sometimes we can feel like that is the only available response to the things happening.
It's not, there are many ways to create peace of mind.
It might mean slowing down. Being present in this moment, and showing up in our own lives. Becoming reflective and daring to be more self-aware. Maybe we need to let go of too many activities. Allow time to read, pray, breathe and walk. Welcome this focus on peace. Let go of harmful ways and patterns. Less doing and more being.
A Prayer for Peace of Mind
Almighty God, We bless you for our lives, we give you praise for your abundant mercy and grace we receive. We thank you for your faithfulness even though we are not that faithful to you. Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us all around peace in our mind, body, soul and spirit. We want you to heal and remove everything that is causing stress, grief, and sorrow in our lives.
Please guide our path through life and make our enemies be at peace with us. Let your peace reign in our family, at our place of work, businesses and everything we lay our hands on.
Let your angels of peace go ahead of us when we go out and stay by our side when we return. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Other ways for inner peace:
"Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be." ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer
Prayerful Path/Mary Maddox
Saint James, pray for us that we may be willing to leave everything to follow Jesus as you did. Help us to become special friends of Jesus as you were. Amen