Time with God, and Peace

“How do you find peace in the hectic, crazy world around us?”  A friend asked me one day.

“Well, that’s a good question, one that I’m not sure I can answer without some thought.” I answered.

“But you have peace, I have never seen you stress out, I’ve never seen you cry, or have a meltdown.” She said.

This sort of shocked me, I had never thought about it before, but compared to a lot of people, I guess I do have a sense of peace, a sense that could only have come from my Heavenly Father.  With all that goes on around us, many people think it is not possible to have peace, the think of life as one non-stop hectic roller-coaster. And it kind of is, but peace is when you figure out how to hit the pause button, and stop, and breathe for a second. When you take time out of your day to sit down and just be still before God, you are experiencing the best kind of peace there is. I really encourage you to take time out of each day to be with Him. Listening to Christian music or watching Christian movies or even reading Christian books doesn’t count, although all of those are good it’s still not really…. time with Him. You have to just sit, and think, and pray…… and listen. That’s spending time with Him. Talk to Him. Yes He knows everything that goes on in your life and your head, but He wants you to tell Him. It’s kind of like when you spend time with a friend, if you watch a movie with them, or read a book or listen to music its not- how do I put it- personal. It’s not personal. Yet if you sit down and talk to them and listen to them it is personal. It’s the same with God. You can listen to music and read books and watch movies, but in order for you to stay close to Him, and learn more about Him, you actually have to sit down and talk with Him. Even now, as I’m writing I am writing about Him, and thinking about Him, but I’m not spending time with Him. Afterwards I’m going to do my Bible study and actually spend time with Him.  When you do this, you will find peace.

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