Faith is more than a feeling, it represents an inner experience. When we accept Jesus Christ as our savior, we receive supernatural help from the Holy Spirit, as the Bible says. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things, there is no law.” – Galatians (5:22-23).
The son of God loved us so much He laid his life down for our behalf. Upcoming Easter weekend reminds us all about that great sacrifice He took in order to pay for us to live free of fear, to come close, to be in relationship with Him and have peace. Letting the peace of Christ rule has many ways, and we present you 5 of them in the following text.
Pray to God in every situation
“When should I pray?” is the question lot of us ask ourselves on a daily basis. Is it when we are having a problem? The answer is loud and clear – You should pray in every situation. It is always a good idea to hand problems over to Dog. Philippians 4:6 NIV says “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.” God invites us to hand over our problems.
Ask God what he thinks
Find out what God thinks about the situation you are into. Read the Bible, see what it says and you might even find a story similar to yours if you dig deep enough in the Word. People in the Bible have faced dysfunctional family dynamics, leaders with bad tempers, and lack of finances. God has a way of putting things into perspective.
Have only peaceful thoughts
In 2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV, it says “we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” You should fill your mind with thoughts of peace, not of fear. For when you feel down, go back to the Truth found in his Word, and His peace will replace your uneasy thoughts.
Make peace the ruler of your relationships
Once peace is ruling over your relationships, it takes priority over being right all the time. Words you are trying to say are not as important as the person you are talking to. For the sake of protecting your relationship with the person you are talking to, you might have to lay down your arguments. Listen, love and seek to understand people around you, and God will bring you what you seek.
Focus your mind on thankfulness
If you focus your mind on all you have, instead of all you lack, more content with your life is what you are going to feel. Being thankful is another tool for creating a different perspective on life. Whatever it may bring you anxiety, the truth is, there is no area of your life the peace of Christ cannot rule over. Nothing will ever separate you from God. The One who spoke peace to the waves can calm any storm inside of you.
Happy Easter holidays and drive safely if you are spending these blissful days behind the wheel!