Peace the Oxygen of Heaven “Live a lifestyle of Peace”

For most people, peace is a time without war, or a time without conflict, or as simple as a time without noise. Take note that it’s always the absence of something. In the Kingdom of God, peace is the presence of someone. Peace is a person. Jesus is the Prince of Peace.  Peace is the atmosphere of Heaven. I like to call peace the oxygen of Heaven. And that peace is with me constantly. But if I violate that peace through fear, anger, or other such contradictions to His nature, it is no longer a felt reality. I’m not saying the Holy Spirit left me. I’m just saying that peace no longer benefits me. It’s no longer something that I draw from and can steward well. Let me put it this way…because He will never leave me, peace is in my account, but it’s not in my possession. I need to make a withdrawal. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! … Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by “prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4-7).  If I protect my heart from all the things that violate my trust in Him, He will rise up to protect me from the unseen fiery darts headed in my direction. I have chosen to live in response to the Father, and not in reaction to darkness.
THE DISCIPLES WORRIED OVER THE NEED TO FEED THOUSANDS, BUT NOTJESUS. HE THANKED GOD FOR THE PROBLEM. THE DISCIPLES SHOUTED FOR FEAR IN THE STORM, BUT NOTJESUS. HE SLEPT THROUGH IT. PETER DREW HIS SWORD TO FIGHT THE SOLDIES. BUT NOT JESUS, HE LIFTED HIS HAND TO HEAL. HIS HEART WAS AT PEACE. LEARN TO LIVE A LIFESTYLE OF PEACE. LEARN TO BE LED BY PEACE.