In the lessons we are presenting this week, they are all about discovering inner peace, what is inner peace, how do you achieve inner peace, what are the benefits of inner peace. These are just a few of the questions that we wrestle with in our lives every day. If you could just pause your many thoughts for just a moment and think about all the anger, resentment, unhappiness, physical and mental tension, nervousness, strife and the waste of time and energy that results from lack of inner peace, then you will start to appreciate the importance of discovering what real peace of mind is all about.
Now listen to what the bible tells us about finding inner peace, it says, “If the anger of the ruler rises against you, do not leave your place, for calmness will lay great offenses to rest.” (Ecclesiastes 10:4 ESV) In other words, we are to calm our thoughts from the tension that has come over us and allow real peace to surround us. If someone are something else has angered us, do not leave that place of calmness that God has brought you to. That statement of mind of calmness is your home. Now remain at peace there. The devil wants you to get angry, he wants you to yell and scream, throw things, break things, curse others out and blame them for all the wrong that is taking place in your life. When you lose control, you lose your self-respect and then you enter into the pits of hell. That is where the devil resides and just where he wants you to be as well. Stay calm, stay focus and stay in control. The bible tells us that when we find ourselves in this position, this is what we should do, “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV).
Let us understand this fact, when your mind is calm, it is at peace, and when it is at peace it is being strengthen in every direction. When you are at peace, you are then put in a higher level of thought and when you are there you will soon discover you are finding deeper levels of peace and concentration unlike anything you have ever experienced before.
In addition, when you are at this level of concentration, it provides you with an increased level of energy, the power of your mental factors are greatly increased; you will begin to experience a greater memory level, and your ability to study and learn complicated topic’s will greatly be improved, and finally as you go about your daily affairs in life, you will soon discover that you are much more able to handle with greater efficiently the stressful and difficult situations that life throws at you.
Now is the time to make some changes in your life to have that peace and calmness that we all seek to enjoy. You can do this by beginning daily to practice calming your mind. When you begin to do so, the calmness that you experience will influence your inner being, your body, your circumstances and the people you meet. You can now begin to live a fruitful life that will provide you with much joy. Read and study the many lessons that we teach here daily on this subject and many others and your life will begin to change.
Now listen to God’s last word on this subject. “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, (Ephesians 4:11-16 ESV)
Please return for our next lesson which is title, “CALMNESS OF MIND.” This lesson is from the book of James Allen.
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