Peace like a River
John 7:37-39(NLT) “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! 38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will flow from his heart.’ 39 (When he said “living water,” he was speaking of the Spirit
"Peace is not determined by what is happening around me but by who is within me.”
Isaiah 66:12-14 (ESV) 12 For thus says the LORD: “Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall nurse, you shall be carried upon her hip, and bounced upon her knees. 13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. 14 You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice; your bones shall flourish like the grass; and the hand of the LORD shall be known to his servants, and he shall show his indignation against his enemies.
John 16:33 (NIV) In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Peace comes from the inside.
John 14:25-27 (NIV) 25 "All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
The flow of peace
1. Belive the right things
1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) Cast all your anxiety(cares | cares and worries) on him because he cares for you.
“When we give more attention to worry, frustration, or irritation than focussing on his power, we are giving power to that tension to govern our life.”
2. Say the right things
Proverbs 10:11 (NLT) The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain….
Proverbs 18:21 (NIV) The tongue has the power of life and death
3. Do the right things
“God does not require obedience for his benefit but for ours.”
Isaiah 48:17-18 (NLT) 17 This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is good for you and leads you along the paths you should follow. 18 Oh, that you had listened to my commands! Then you would have had peace flowing like a gentle river and righteousness rolling over you like waves in the sea.
4. Praying about all things.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
“We don’t pray with a posture of panic but a posture of praise!”
What are you giving permission to influence your thinking?
5. Think upon the right things
Romans 8:5-6 (NIV) 5 Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. 6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
Isaiah 26:3 (NLT) You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
A Heart That Longs (7)
Holy Spirit (6)
It is Well (6)
Love on Fire (5)
Peace peace (2)
The Furnace (7)
The Good Shepherd (7)
The Hunt (5)
The Jouney (7)
The Promose (2)
We Are Overflow (8)