Saturday, July 30, 2011

Deciding for Peace


“Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:6-7 (NRSV).


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In the angering moment,


Potential’s still there,


To rock off our laurels,


Frustrations to bear.


Winds of change mount,


Inspiration’s known,


Options to count,


Decision’s now shown.


Deciding for peace,


A moment of reason,


Logic on the increase,


Defining the season.


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We can literally draw on peace any moment we like, but we must go unconventional—against our prevailing, frustrated thought pattern.


We decide to go against the default grain.


Any frustration—or any number of them that cloud our consciousness concurrently—can be converted; borne in peace.


The Moment of Agreement


This is because, as the winds changed to anger us, they just as well change again in obedience to our obedience—the Lord’s will is that we’re calm of spirit. As we agree with the Lord, all’s okay.


In one moment of agreement—the reasonable moment—the incisiveness of the angry mind, and the worrisome heart underpinning, dissipates.


This moment of agreement with God is a prayer—as the peace that “surpasses all understanding” comes, so does the matter of God’s momentary healing, as we prefer the logic of plain reality over our feelings, hurts, disappointments and hindrances.


A new season is, hence, born. And it is most welcome. Thanks are presented to God.


© 2011 S. J. Wickham.



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