Peace that passes understanding… ever really think about that? We don’t really need peace if we understand. Peace that PASSES understanding – that’s what we all really want and need.
I’ve come to a really cool place in my life where peace is becoming more and more the norm, but I’ve worked to get there. Let me explain…
- People close to me are in job transition.
- There’s relational “opportunities” all around me.
- I could use some more money for the things I have in mind for this summer…
The list could go on and on. My troubles probably look a lot like yours. We are all living in this life and as long as we are here we will have stuff….
Here’s three ways God has been having me walk with Him so that I can truly and actually experience peace that passes understanding.
1) Close your eyes and center yourself in Him!
The waves around me are real.
I don’t need to try to explain them to others so I can get sympathy.
I don’t need to compare them to others whose waves or worse or better.
I don’t need to focus on them at all. When I close my eyes to them and lift my inward gaze to Jesus I can walk on water. The waves aren’t really that important.
Rising above the circumstances around me by a constant centering of my soul changes my perspective and takes me deeper, out of this world and into one that is much more real.
2) Jump in and obey whatever He says!
Once you are centered God is likely to ask you to move forward. There is a progressive journey that He has uniquely designed for each of us, but He gives us the option to choose it.
We can remain paralyzed in fear or we can just give it a go and see what happens. (Think lepers and plundering…)
We can rationalize why now is not the right time.
We can doubt that we are feeling inclined to do is really not God at all.
OR we can jump in the river and allow the current to take us where He wills!
3) Float – don’t try to swim across – just float!
This idea of floating has been inspiring me for some months now.
Floating gets you places.
Floating moves you faster than trying to swim across the current.
Floating brings rest in the midst of movement!
So, what’s your focus on – the stuff around you or the Center within you?
What’s He asking you to jump in to?
How can you lean into active resting?
I’d love to hear your story!