Do You Like Gifts?
I do not know if you have heard of “Love Languages” before. However, we all have a love language. A love language is how we receive and perceive love from others; how we feel love emotionally. My love language happens to be gifts, which means I am more likely to treasure any gift as an expression of love and devotion. Unfortunately lack of gifts can cause me to feel a lack of love or feeling as if I am not cared about. Now today is not a lesson in love languages (I did that a while ago) But, knowing that gifts are what makes me feel loved, today as I was in my quiet time with the Lord I came across John 14:27 where Jesus is saying, “ I am leaving you with a gift” Woohoo! A Gift YES I am so listening Lord! He goes on to say, “ … peace of mind and heart.” As I thought about the gift that Jesus has given to us-peace of mind and heart, I realized more now than ever this world needs this wonderful gift from Jesus. We need peace of mind, we need our hearts to be at peace. This peace which Jesus has so wonderful wrapped up and handed to us as a gift is the confident assurance that in ANY circumstance we can have peace. And that gift of peace from our Savior gives us no reason to fear the future!
If my husband gave me a beautiful gift wrapped up in a brightly colored package with a pretty bow, then I opened it to reveal a brand new pair of shoes (hint honey cause I know you are reading this). Now lets say I needed to dress for an occasion in which those shoes would work perfectly. However, I do not go and get those shoes I had ALREADY been given, but I left them there in the box and kept saying “I wish I had a pair of shoes to wear, I wish I knew what I was going to do about having a pair of shoes.” That would be silly right? Well we do the same thing when we have turmoil and things come against us and we don’t know what to do, or we fret and allow doubt, fear, and worry to over take us. We have ALREADY been given the gift of peace from Jesus, He has ALREADY given us peace in our minds and peace in our hearts. That peace is there to comfort us in those places of conflict. That peace is there so we can turn our worries into prayers as Philippians 4:6 instructs us to do!
You and I have been given an amazing gift from our friend Jesus and He only wants us to take it, open it, and accept it. We accept it when our situation tells us one thing, but our faith and trust in Him assures us another. We trust in this gift of peace when peace is not how our situation would want us to react but we react instead with the peace that surpasses all understanding. When the situation surrounding us is one of fear and doubt; we can accept our gift of peace and we can be assured of God’s love and faithfulness. It is the assurance that God IS in control and His peace will guard our hearts and our minds. So open your gift today He has peace for your situation!
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