PEACE OF HEART
Joshua 1:8-9, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
Do you have success or good success? Yes, there is a difference. You can be a president with success or with good success. You can be a lawyer with success or with good success. You can be an entertainer with success or with good success. The difference is peace of heart.
Anything the children of light have, satan has the counterfeit of them. We have the original grace, peace, success but satan has the photocopy of it, which cannot stand the test of time. That is why you can see people who succeeded for a while suddenly come crashing down and the cycle of disappointment continues in their lives. It is not that Christians will not face hard times but theirs is not such in heart. They may be sick in body but not such in heart.
If God loves you, He will keep fear from you. That is, from your heart. God’s promise does not say He would keep us free from cares and anxiety but that He would give us enough grace to stand and resist those troubles that cause our anxieties, cares and unnecessary fears. That is peace of heart.
The peace of conscience we derive from walking with the Lord produces internal joy, assurance of life, the security of God’s presence and ease of heart. Those who are inwardly pure show themselves to be under the check and conduct of the Holy Spirit. True Christianity lies in the heart, in the purity of heart.
PRAYER: Lord, give me the grace to keep the Words of the Holy Spirit in my mind, mouth and every conversation, in Jesus Christ’s name.