“I am leaving you with a gift–peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” John 14:27
Aren’t gifts the best? There’s nothing like receiving a present from someone to let us know they care.
Have you ever been given a present and not opened it?
Just left it sitting there, not experiencing what was carefully chosen for you?
Of course not! So why do we do this with a gift from the LORD?
In this passage, Jesus was addressing his followers for the last time before facing the cross. These were some of His last words. And we know that last words hold all the weight of one’s soul.
JESUS WANTS YOU TO HAVE THIS GIFT OF PEACE OF MIND AND HEART.
So how do we open this package of peace that was bought with tears, blood, and love unimaginable by the One who thought us up and gave us life?
1)Get to know HOLY SPIRIT, who is the GIFT Jesus was speaking of.
“But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative–that is, the Holy Spirit–he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I have told you.” John 14:26
This peace is a gift ministered to you by Holy Spirit. Look at the things He does in verse 26 above that will set a steady stream of peace flowing through your heart and mind.
He teaches us everything. This stuff is deep. His ways are higher. We need a teacher constantly who has an inside view, and we have One.
He reminds us of everything Jesus has said to us. Have you ever thought of a verse at just the right time? That was Holy Spirit reminding you of what Jesus has said. Keep hiding His Word in your heart, being nourished by it. Holy Spirit will not let it go to waste. He will reming you of it right when you need it- even if you didn’t know you needed it! He’s just that good.
2) Where are you troubled or afraid?
“So don’t be troubled or afraid.” – the end of verse 27
Ask the Lord to show you where you are troubled or afraid.
Talk to him about it.
“I’m telling you these things while I’m still living with you. The Friend, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send at my request, will make everything plain to you. He will remind you of all the things I have told you. I’m leaving you well and whole. That’s my parting gift to you. Peace. I don’t leave you the way you’re used to being left—feeling abandoned, bereft. So don’t be upset. Don’t be distraught.” John 14:25-27 MSG
Prayer journal, pray out loud, go on a walk and pray about it silently. Lean in and listen to how He responds. He is worthy to be trusted.
Let’s not leave our GIFT of PEACE sitting unopened!
Let’s love the LORD with more of all of our MIND by receiving and enjoying this gift of peace He has given us. He is so wonderful to give us peace that the world could never give us!
Monday we will start STRENGTH WEEK as wee grow in loving the LORD with ALL of our STRENGTH!
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