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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 18: Peacefully Yours


You know IT is there

as IT is trying so hard to take over your being,

yet you hold back

because you wonder

if IT is for you~

PEACE!

HIS PERFECT PEACE

that is awaiting to flow through you

like a river

to enter into every nook and crany of your being,

yet you don't BELIEVE that you could

experience

HIS PEACE

in the moment

because

PEACE is not what you are feeling,

and your circumstances

are screaming

UN~PEACEFUL

because you can't even

"Consider it all JOY, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter various trials" (James 1:2).

You wonder how JOY is possible,

because what you see & what you are experiencing.

is not so JOYFUL.

But JOY isn't a feeling.

JOY is an experience with the ONE who is our JOY.

JOY~

JESUS

ONLY

YOU!

So picture this.

JESUS is sitting right next to you

and taps you on your shoulder.

HE whispers for you to turn to

face HIM,

but you are afraid to look at

HIM,

to actually face JESUS

FACE TO FACE

because you know that when

HE would look into your eyes

HE would

see your HEART that is having a hard time

RECEIVING

HIS PERFECT PEACE

and the JOY OF THE LORD.

But JESUS doesn't move away.

HE waits.

And then you answer

HIS tap and turn to HIM.

You look into HIS eyes and HE looks into your eyes.

You are paralyzed.

There is no turning back as HE speaks~

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.

Not as the world gives do I give to you.

Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid" (John 14:27).

You are paralyzed, because JESUS is not taking HIS eyes off of you.

And HE doesn't stop talking,

even though you are still questioning why HE is speaking to you,

because HE knows you too well so why would HE speak to you with such

LOVE that transcends all understanding.

A LOVE that doesn't turn away from you.

A LOVE that stays.

A LOVE that silents you with

HIS PEACE that transcends all understanding.

And

then your heart starts

beating

THE JOY

that transcends all understanding.

FAITH becomes real

because you KNOW JESUS IS REAL,

even though it is only you in the room

as you can't see anyone sitting next to you.

You make the choice never to move from this place

as you are BLOOMING in all who JESUS IS

because HE tells you to be

PLANTED IN HIM~

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you,

you will bear much fruit; apart from ME you can do nothing“ (John 15:5).

Oh the sweet spot when

PERFECT PEACE & PERFECT JOY

meet inside of you.

IT is yours

because

HE is yours

Oh how you crave to see HIS FACE. But then you hear

HIS whisper

once again~

"Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed” (John 20:29).

Oh

HIS PERFECT PEACE never leaves the room

so why would we,

because

HE IS

"JIREH"

Our GOD WHO ALWAYS PROVIDES!

(listen to the song below)


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