Hey there! Welcome to the Perfect Peace Bible reading summary week 1. God is working in our hearts and our online community and it’s just so cool to be a part! Thank you for helping me stay accountable to be in God’s Word each day; I’m truly grateful. If this is your first time here, then you should know that each month I host a Bible reading challenge and each week we review the previous week’s plan. You’ll find all the details and resources at the end of this article, but for now, let’s take a peek back, shall we?
While it can seem challenging to discover peace anywhere, the problem is not that peace can’t be found. “Just look harder,” someone suggests. I don’t think the issue is that we need to look harder. I see folks all around me who are searching for peace with all their might. They’re putting in everything they’ve got and still not finding it.
No, the problem is that we’re often looking in the wrong places. Because true peace can’t be found in a place. Perfect peace is found in the person of Jesus Christ. If a month-long Bible reading experience of quiet and rest reminding you to plant your eyes on Jesus sounds perfect, then you’re in the right place!
Jesus paid the penalty for sin and by choosing to place my faith in Him, I have peace! Why? Because God, my Creator, only ever wanted His creation to willingly love Him. His love, His grace, His presence, His sacrifice—He longs to blanket those over our hearts and provide us with peace that protects even in the fiercest storm. Have you accepted His peace for today? He offers it anew every morning. #perfectpeacejournal#biblereadingplan
The meek. This morning I felt the Holy Spirit reminding me that peace and self-centered pride do not coexist. Pride prevents peace. Humility promotes peace. Meditating on this today! Have a super Sunday! #perfectpeacejournal #biblereadingplan
Job’s Friend spoke the truth we read in today’s #perfectpeacejournal#biblereadingplan . While his tone and intention may be questionable, the words he spoke are still relevant for us today. When we call on the Lord and remain close to Him, He is our Peacemaker and Protector. Even, and especially, through trials. So thankful this morning! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Sometimes we can’t experience peace because we stake our tent among peacehaters, ya know? So thankful the Lord answers in our distress! Asking him for discernment for my dwelling places this morning. 😀 have a thriving Thursday! #perfectpeacejournal #biblereadingplan
My #perfectpeacejournal bubble burst this morning with the truth of Scripture. There is a time to hate things. “7 things does the Lord hate…” In the New Testament, Jesus responded in holy anger when his Father’s house was desecrated by the merchandisers. There will be times of war, but the peace of God is what carries us through. I hope your Friday is filled with understanding and peace-filled discernment for your current season of life! #biblereadingplan
By his grace,