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The Peace of God


One day a Man, who was the foreman for large a sawmill, lost his watch in a huge pile of sawdust.  He offered a reward for the watch because it was very important to him.  The men at the sawmill dug, scraped, and pawed through the sawdust for hours, but they could not find the watch.  When the men finally gave up and left for lunch, a small boy went in the mill and 5 minutes later he came out with the watch.  Everyone was amazed at the boy and asked him how he found the watch.  The boy replied, "I just laid down in the sawdust and listened, and finally I heard the watch ticking."


Have you ever felt that you were not at peace with God?  When we feel that we lack peace we can become like the men in the sawmill.  We try so hard to earn peace with God by our actions and our good works that we forget to quietly listen and let the peace of God fill our hearts.  Did God ever say that we had to earn peace with him?  Peace is a gift from God and everyone who believes in His Son, Jesus, has that peace.


Therefore having been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 5:1)


As a believer the peace that you have with God cannot be earned and it cannot be lost.

It is something that you can depend on for any situation. 


Did you know that the job of a referee in a basketball game is to make sure that the players obey the rules and play the game right?  In the same way we need to let the peace of God be the referee in our hearts so that we can make the right decisions in our lives.


If you have a tough decision to make in the near future, quietly listen to the peace of God by reading His word, praying to Him,."And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:7)


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