“and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
Christmas time of year can all too often become a time of overwhelming busyness and nagging anxiety for so many of us. It can almost become an undeclared war between what is supposed to be the most joyous season versus the devil trying his best to access our minds and emotions with impatience, anxiety and frustration.
Hey! Christmas is not about the wiles of the devil invading people’s minds and emotions. Christmas is about the peace and joy that Christ brings to our hearts. He brings us a “peace that passes all understanding.”
All of the compound words that form this one verse in Philippians 4:7 implies that God’s peace completely outshines every other attempt to produce peace and that there is absolutely nothing in the world that can compare with the peace of God. It is a peace that “shall keep your hearts and minds…..”
God’s peace, if allowed to work in our lives, will stand at the gates of our hearts and minds, and will act like a “guard” to control and monitor everything that tries to enter our hearts, minds, and emotions.
The peace of God keeps us from being thrown into a frenzy of panic and anxiety. The peace of God operating in us dominates our minds and our life. When God’s peace is active in your life, it surpasses all natural understanding. It protects, guards, keeps, and defends you.
Nothing compares to this supernatural, powerful, protective, guarding peace that God has positioned to stand at the entrance of your heart and mind!
So, make sure that Philippians 4:7 is a reality in your life today and every day! Let God’s supernatural peace rise up to dominate your heart and protect your mind and emotions.
A personal prayer: “Lord, I thank you for placing your wonderful, powerful, protective peace in my life. Because what is inside me is what rules me, I choose to let this peace rise up and conquer me. With your peace standing at the gate of my mind, the devil cannot attack my emotions with panic or frenzy. Thank you for loving me enough to put this powerful peace in my life! In Jesus’ Name!”