I was reading my Bible the other day and I came across this passage,
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful."
This says that we are supposed to be ruled by peace. That sounds so wonderful to me. To be ruled by something means to be under its authority. To be under the authority of peace sounds like safety, comfort, and assurance. Unfortunately, I all to often allow fear into my mind and heart, and fear leaves no room for peace. Without peace there is no joy and that is not a good place to find yourself.
But the One who created your heart knows that fear will try to cripple it, and He asks us to seek Him. He offers peace and He wants to breath it into the very fiber of our beings. Seek the One who designed peace and joy, the One who created laughter and delights in you.
"Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it."
Pursue peace. Set your mind and heart on it and go after it with all that you've got. Because when you are pursuing peace, you are pursuing Jesus.
There is something so completely peaceful about a Spring evening. I've had the windows open the past couple of nights and to hear birds sing and the rain gently fall floods my soul with the peace of the Creator. Seek peace, soak it up, and allow your faith to grow.
On a side note, Norbert the Turtle got a tank upgrade this weekend.
"God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing." ~C.S Lewis