Thursday, 7 February 2013

The Peace of God

"Peace I leave you;
my peace I give you"
(John 14:27)

Here's yet another nugget from the heart of Watchman Nee. May it be a blessing.

It is not a question of peace but of "My peace." It is not only that God gives me peace but that "the peace of God," the deep undisturbedness of God, keeps my heart (Philippians 4:7). We get troubled when things go wrong, but let us realize something else. God chose this world to be the arena of His plan, the centre of what He has set Himself to do. He had a definite purpose, which Satan came in and interfered with, and yet in spite of that (the implications of which we realize very little) He maintains a deep untroubled peace. He is not afraid to wait another thousand years if need be. That is the peace which is given to us.

Paul says the peace of God should be a garrison for my heart. What does that mean? It means that a foe must first fight through the garrison to reach me. The garrison must be overcome before my heart can be touched. So I dare to be as peaceful as God, for the peace of God - that peace which is keeping God - is keeping me.

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1 comment:

  1. Nice wee article. It makes me wonder where the peace that Yeshua promised is active. Our human spirit is a spark of the Divine Fire,which always if in harmony with Divine Love so it can't be there! Where else but in the minefield of out fragmented and troubled psyche/soul, our interface with this space-time world. I guess that's it; peace flows from Spirit to spirit to psyche, loving and reintegrating all our sub-personalities back into the wholeness of the Divine image.