7 And the peace of God, which passeth
all understanding, shall keep your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus.
As I read though the scripures, I find the
answers to my questions. In the King James
it states boldly “Ask and you shall receive”.
Peace is all around us daily. Of course,
trials and tribulation are packed in around
us also. Just remember, we have overcome
the world and the things of the world. By his
power and might, we have overcome as
He overcome in Resurection. Now we must
ask our Heavenly Father to open our hearts
and minds, and learn to ask him, and HE
promises to give us our hearts desires.
Yes, he can ‘give us’, however is there
anything we need to do? I is there a space
open? Are we willing to make the needed
adjustments, in order to accept Gods love
and kindness? There is a old poem/song,
that may answer these questions. It warns
us to be careful what we see, what we hear,
where we go, what we do, what we say
and what we think. Maybe we need to
take inventory from within, to understand
what is there–in the mind and in the heart.
Also, do we carry large debt, like chains
around our necks? If we do, those are
capable of ‘trapping’ us, so we cannot
move freely. Do we want/need that car
we found, more than the freedom of
no debt? Do we sleep well at night? The
lights are off–but are we still bogged
down with burdens of debt. The Bible
teaches us the following: Owe no man
Simply, as an example: Personally, I have
seen the tribulation, trials and sadness
just as most people have. We must go
through those days, to slowly learn (in
real life, what it takes to Overcome,
and defeat that one who has been
pushing us backwards six steps, when
when we recently ‘gained four steps’.
(and we worked dilegently to gain those
four)–we think we did our best, but at
one point or another, we failed, and
broke the bridge that would have
carried us to Victory. However, we
did not give up–we tried and tried
until we learned that we were in a
‘school of life teaching and testing’
and the day comes, when we actually
cross that bridge into overcomeing
the world. (Note: Does this mean
we will never sin and do wrong the
rest of our Journey? Heavens NO!
We are still living in the old Adams
nature in part–and the testing is not
totally disolved. (Keep in mind, we are
growing in Christ AND the old man
Adam is perishing)
At this point, we begin ‘walking in
the Spirit (The book, written by
Watchman Nee, is a suggestion
to help walk us through this area of
our Spiritual Journey). The learning
of ‘Spiritual Warfare’ falls into to
place also at this area of our growing
Spiritually. From here, we leave the
journey from the Cross Christ died
on, and continue our travels into
the Kingdom and Glory of the Throne.
(Remember-the Holy Spirit is with us
all the way. The road is rough and
narrow. At times, the battle with our
adversities seems to be to much, however
I have one phrase the Apostle Paul coined,
and that is “PRESS ON”. Press on through
the winds/storms/defeat/tripping and
falling–only to stand up and realize, you
are home, and have found your Peace
that passeth all Understanding.
As I was turning eighty years old, that
word PEACE’s true meaning, was still
‘cloudy’. As we have been walking in
‘just the opposite’ for many years, its a
strange world, to awake to ‘silence’.
Yes. the dawn is breaking as normal,
life is beginning to offer another round
in the boxing/wrestling ring–or maybe
we are fortunate to get a break, and
only hit the mud ‘rut’ once or twice
in a twenty four hour period.
Instead, we awake to silence.
For me, it took a couple days of
‘wandering around’ with blinders,
whispering to myself–this is a dream.
However, at the same time-my heart
asked me ‘what are we going to be
doing today’? At that point, it dawned
on me that the ‘Normal Wheel’ of early
morning, presenting me with duties for
the day, had not shown up? For years
and years of whispering to me, very
quietly the following: Remember to pay
those two bills I laid out for you last night.
Remember to buy milk at the grocery store,
then with a bit louder whisper–do not
forget to call your family!
What happened to those directives
that had been so clear the past eighty
years? Also, my mind, rather, was filled
with “the entire world today is filled”
so what are you going to do about it?
Well–I decided quickly, to get a new
tube of glue, and attach more folks
to the ‘Knowledge of Peace’. Yes, it
passeth all the rest that I have tried
to find all my life.
A truth revelation of my life. Just
wondering if anyone else, on this
planet’, knows what I am
by Robert D. Anderson