Fruits of the Spirit
Peace - A place of rest!
Having a wonderful place to rest can bring a peaceful feeling to your mind and body. Where is your place? Is it your room? Maybe you feel peaceful in a forest or at the beach. God wants your heart and Spirit to have a place to rest at all times and in any circumstance. You can have the peace that comes from God. God calls this the peace that passes understanding. It is a resting place for your spirit. Your mind, soul and spirit can be quiet and still and you can know God will take care of you.
"Be still and know that I am God...." Psalms 46:10
God knew we could not have 'perfect peace' without Him. Perfect peace is a fruit of His Spirit. He wanted His children to know the kind of peace only He can give. When we know Jesus our hope in God is real and powerful. We can trust Him in all things. This gift will keep us together when all around us seems to be falling apart. When we use this gift we can calm the spirits of those around us. We please God as we trust in Him to do all things well.
The Kid Cave Critters have been busy for a very long time. They need to rest. Joshua Jackrabbit knew where to take his friends! Joshua always finds peace in the meadow. Liam Leapfrog and Emmi Squirrel are resting. When Cami Cub is comfortable, Joshua will lie down and rest in the peaceful meadow too! God gave them a wonderful place to enjoy His peace.
Have you experienced God as you rest in His perfect peace? God is pleased when we trust Him. The fruit of God's Spirit called peace is given when we have faith in Him. Tell your friends about Jesus and the gift of 'perfect peace.' One way to see when God is working in someone's life is when we see their need to know about this gift. Tell others about the kind of peace only God can give.
- ©2001 Cherbear