Living in God’s Perfect Peace                                                                                                                            (excerpt from Joyce Meyer)
Peace I leave with you; My peace I now give and
bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give
to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither
let them be afraid. (Stop allowing yourselves to
be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit
yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and
cowardly and unsettled). John 14:27
I believe that every Christian can have a new
Christ-centred, positive, joy-filled, peacerestoring
“life-attitude”. An attitude that
understands we are more than conquerors in
Christ Jesus (Rom 8:37). An attitude that
confidently proclaims: I’m going to enjoy the
journey, fulfil my destiny, finish my course and
receive everything Jesus died for me to have! But
in order to have this life attitude, we must deal
with the enemies of fear and worry. It’s
impossible to live with peace when fear and
worry have taken up residence in your life. Fear
and worry are negative and discouraging. They
cause us to assume the worst is going to happen,
to make poor choices and to give up on what God
has called us to do. Fear and worry cause us to
say things like, “There is no way I can do that”, or
“I’ve got a bad feeling about today”. But with
God’s help, we can stop living in fear and begin
to realise that God is for us! He will give us the
strength and wisdom to overcome any trial or
tribulation if we will put our faith in him.
Fear is the opposite of faith. Whatever you may
be facing or experiencing in your life right now, I
want to encourage you to stay positive and refuse
to give up. God is with you.

Contributed by Gaylene Morgan