~Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
As I read Philippians this morning, I was reminded of the day that Christ became real to me. I never knew true peace in my life up until that day. I realized that my religion did not and could not bring peace because the salvation taught was one that was dependent on me and my actions, my works if you will. But salvation is a gift (Ephesians 2:8-9) from God, which would not be a gift at all if I had to work for it. In fact, Jesus died once for all my sins (Hebrews 10:10) and sanctified me! He set me apart
By His grace, I am made new (2 Corinthians 5:17) and can now live with a peace that cannot be understood with my finite mind! It’s too great for me to understand but I’m so thankful that I now have peace – I no longer have to think about where I will spend eternity because through Christ I have been saved! I don’t understand it but I believe it by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7)!
It’s wonderful to be able to have this peace – it’s wonderful to have the burden of sin and shame removed from my shoulders and to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4) knowing where I will spend eternity. Not one minute more needs to be spent thinking about it – now that’s what I call peace!!