(Focus On God’s Word And Enjoy His Peace)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” (Isaiah 26:3)
The word “peace” in the Scripture above doesn’t mean being quiet, it’s much more than that. The original Hebrew word translated as peace is “shalom,” which connotes “a completeness that produces rest.” You can find that completeness only in Christ and have that rest you desire (Colossians 2:10).
Have you come to that resting place? Have you found your rest in God? Have you come to know that success lies inside you? Have you discovered that you’re the glory of God? Have you discovered that there’s healing power inside you that can produce health in every fibre of your being, every bone of your body, every cell of your blood? When you’re ignorant of the Word, you wouldn’t know all these things.
As a Christian, learn to keep the Word as your focus; otherwise, you’ll chase shadows all your life. The Bible says, “Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that was waiting for him, he thought nothing of the disgrace of dying on the cross, and he is now seated at the right side of God’s throne” (Hebrews 12:2 GNB).
What have you set your mind to focus on? Remember, whatever you fill your mind with is what your mind will focus on. Set your mind on the Lord Jesus. Meditate on His ability in you. Focus your mind on success, prosperity and abundance. See yourself succeeding, living healthy, victorious. Enjoy His perfect peace.
Go Deeper: Proverbs 1:32-33; Colossians 3:16
Speak: Lord Jesus, I have set my gaze upon you and your Word. I have quietened my heart before you, so that I may learn of you, and my heart may remain at rest even in times of great trials. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR Galatians 5:16-26, Jonah 1-4
TWO YEAR Luke 24:1-12, 2 Samuel 15-16
Act: Take some time to speak in tongues today and meditate on Isaiah 26:3.