This is the word God gave me this morning. Many decisions and directions we face everyday, trying to understand this life we live in or trying to make sense of it all is not a simple task, it is hard. Knowing identity, seeking truth and promoting Kingdom with Divine will is not always easy for it requires strength and perseverance. It is taking a big step of faith and truly relying on the promises God has given you. Naysayers, evil doers, backbiters and trouble makers are always present but through Jesus Christ and His mercy we learn to ignore them seeing them simply as gnats that buzz around the fruit. Annoying yes, but present always, however all working to the good.
It is a product of this nature, this world we live in. The animal world has the scavengers too, yet they go on with their daily life, aware yet unhindered by brushing away what they can. Annoyed, yet not changed in their daily life, unmoved with their feet planted on solid ground. There will always be pests yet there is always peace even during the presence of pests.
Placid is the word God gave me this morning. I didn’t even know what the term meant until I looked it up. It means peace. (of a person or animal) Not easily upset or excited.
So if you woke up this morning feeling uneasy with life or the circumstances going crazy or hectic, be rest assured a supernatural peace is being released right now upon your life. I feel it and it is confirmed with the Word.
The apostle prays for the Thessalonians. And let us desire the same blessings for ourselves and our friends. Peace with God. This peace is desired for them always, or in every thing. Peace by all means; in every way; that, as they enjoyed the means of grace, they might use all methods to secure peace. We need nothing more to make us safe and happy, nor can we desire any thing better for ourselves and our friends, than to have God’s gracious presence with us and them. No matter where we are, if God be with us; nor who is absent, if God be present. It is through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that we hope to have peace with God, and to enjoy the presence of God. This grace is all in all to make us happy; though we wish ever so much to others, there remains enough for ourselves.
|The Lord of peace – Jesus Christ, who is called our peace, Ephesians 2:14; and The Prince of peace, Isaiah 9:6. May he give you peace, for he is the Fountain and Dispenser of it.
Always – Both in your own consciences, and among yourselves. By all means, methods, occasions, instruments, and occurrences; peace or prosperity in every form and shape, in every way, in every place, May God grant you prosperity always, and everywhere.
The Lord be with you all – This is agreeable to the promise of our Lord: Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world; Matthew 28:20. May the Lord, who has promised to be always with his true disciples, be with you! Christians are the temple of God, and the temple of God has the Divine presence in it. May you ever continue to be his Church, that the Lord God may dwell among you!
2 Thessalonians 3:16