Just saying or thinking the word PEACE can produce a calming type of feeling. Or maybe a longing for it and a sorrow that it can seem so far away?
There is no price tag that we can put on this PEACE.
There is no box that we can fit this PEACE in.
There is no legislation we can lobby for or pass that can give us this PEACE…an inner PEACE of the heart.
And yet, when all chaos is breaking loose around us, this PEACE can be an anchor. This PEACE can become something very tangible and real in our lives. How can something unseen be such a powerful force in our lives?
I think of this quote, “Peace I leave with you. Not as the world gives, but My PEACE.” That’s a PEACE worth searching for. That’s a PEACE worth finding.
If you do not know this PEACE, contact me (send a contact message from this website). I will be happy to share with you about this PEACE that anchors and calms in the fiercest of storms in life.
Enjoy this link to some beautiful and peaceful music and images:
You have more to give than you realize. You may think your talent, your ability, your education, your experience, and so on and so on is just a little bit…not enough. But you have misjudged YOU. You have misjudged the ONE who made YOU. You are wonderfully and intricately created…right down to the most minute detail. Shine!
When you consider your fingerprints, consider how there is not another set like yours in all the world. When you consider your DNA, consider that it is uniquely your DNA. Celebrate that you have been created unique. Celebrate that you have a niche in this world that only you can fill. The more we understand and appreciate and embrace the value of our uniqueness, the more we can embrace and celebrate the uniqueness of others. Comparison is an evil device meant to tear us down. Comparison is a strategy of hell to destroy the beauty and purpose we are created to have. Shine!
Choose to ARISE out of the dust of self-hate. Choose to arise out of the quicksand of self-doubt. Choose to arise out of the waters of “only ifs”. Choose to see the good that is in you. Choose to see the blessing of your creation. Choose to see that you are a gift and not a burden. You are a delight and not a sorrow or disappointment. You bring a smile to the face of the Creator of this universe…the Creator of YOU. Shine!
Looking up. Looking out.
It takes our focus off the troubles around us. It brings our attention to something bigger than ourselves. It sets our attention on something that strikes a chord of awe in us. We get reminded that there is a power greater than our power. There is a joy and a hope that gets sparked as we look up and see the beauty and majesty of the sky above us.
Stop – Look up – Enjoy a moment of awe and joy. Let go of the worries and uncertainties. Let HOPE and FAITH be revived in you.
Enjoy this video of the beautiful skies I have enjoyed here in Hanoi.
Cindy writes about her adventures, observations, and other nuggets from living in another nation. She and John live in SE Asia. She will also share nuggets from her 58 plus years of life.