Thankful Thursday ~ His Peace

I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

John 14:27 NLT

This week has been very interesting and I’ve experienced the verse above in a practical way. Now I do not, believe in coincidences; when a series of seemingly unrelated events begin to take place I know the Lord is trying to tell me something.

First of all, I got a mail from Stacey Mayo telling me about the stillness experiment – taking a few minutes every hour of each day just to be still. Then I stumbled unto the BlogBlast for Peace meme. So many things happened and I needed to find for myself, a definition of peace.

At the end of the day, I came back to the word of God and the definition above was the most accurate for me. I discovered that there had to be a storm in order to fully appreciate God’s peace.

So this week, I’m thankful for:

  • Jesus Christ who is the Prince of Peace.
  • The Word of God which has a message for every situation of my life.
  • The storms I go through in life – but for them I would not know what it meant to experience true peace.
  • The peace of God which defies logic…I feel it literally and it is the sort that can only come from the Lord.

I’m full of praise this week because I feel better than i did last week! Thank you all for your kind words last week – I felt your love and it is a blessing.

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19 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday ~ His Peace

  1. Hi Sharon,

    I discovered that there had to be a storm in order to fully appreciate God’s peace…

    Amen… to this Amen. Great post. Have a wonderful TT.

    ~Thank you so much Lynn. God bless you!~

  2. Loved your post. You are so right. We’ve got to have the storms to grow us so we can appreciate the peace that follows. Have you heard Casting Crowns’ song “Praise You in the Storm”? Your post made me think of that.

    ~Hey Tanja, thanks for stopping by. No I’ve not heard Casting Crowns’ “Praise You in the Storm” but I’ll definitely look out for it. Thanks again.~

  3. Thank you for your reminder that storms will (MUST) come in order for us to appreciate the peace of God. I don’t like storms but I do want to know God’s peace….thank you for your TT and thank you for visiting my blog earlier. I loved the idea of blogblast for peace. Cool. -Blessings, Laurie

    ~Thank you Laurie. It was a hard lesson, but well worth learning.~

  4. Oh Sharon! What a wonderful post about peace! Thank you! I’m favoriting this and coming back because I’d like to read more about the Meme you were talking about and the stillness experiment. Life is busy right now so this is exactly what I need. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your kind words on my blog today.

    Have a blessed weekend.

    ~Hi Marsha,

    Your words are so sweet and encouraging; thank you for visiting, and for commenting, and for favouriting….!!! I will try and post regularly about the stillness experiment.

    Sharon~

  5. Hey Sharon,

    Love your TT on Peace. We do have to go through the storms in order to grow. We probably appreciate the Peach even more.

    Thanks for visiting over at my blog.

    As to how I’m doing. I’m okay. I’m choosing to believe what they’re seeing on the MRI is necrosis (dead tissue) unless they say otherwise. I’m going to continue praying for Jan’s healing. I decided why borrow trouble when there is already enough.

    Please remember her in your prayers. She is fighting a very aggressive cancer. But we serve a MORE Powerful GOD!

    Thanks again!
    Cheryl

    ~Glad to know you’re holding up Cheryl. God is at your corner, rooting for you. I’ll remember you in my prayers. Thanks for visiting and for the lovely comment.

    Blessings,
    sharon

  6. When the storms are raging around you and you feel peace you KNOW it is only from God.

    ~Yes indeed! Thanks for visiting Sharon, loved your post.~

  7. You have NO idea how right on, this post is for me… very anointed!
    You know what got me?….. THE PRINCE OF PEACE! Isn’t it something when you can read a verse, or words over and over but on a certain day…. it just jumps out at you and shakes you up abit in a God thing way?
    whoooHooOoo
    Go God!
    I will be back to read more!
    Lea
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    ~Your words have really encouraged me! I know just what you mean….the same way it jumped at me too. Thank you so much for visiting, please do stop by soon. (heh, sounded all formal and tea partyish).

  8. Wow Sharon. I’m not sure if I’ve visited you before, but your blog entries for this week really impacted me. So much to ponder. Subscribing to your feed!

    ~Oh thank you! I feel so honored…! Thank you so much!~

  9. You really have a great Thankful post! Love the scripture! Happy Thankful Thursday! God Bless~

    ~Thank you! Thank you Cheryl!! I love reading your stuff.~

  10. You’re exactly right, sometimes you need the storm to really experience peace. Thanks for a great post.

    ~ Thank you so much Ann for the sweet comment.~

  11. I like what you said about peace – that we can only truly understand what peace is by going through the storms. Peace has been a word that I have been meditating on lately. Thank you for your insight. Thanks also for visiting my blog. I hope you’ll stop by again soon!
    ~ Leanne

    ~Thanks Leanne for your sweet words. I’ll definitely love to stop by your blog soon – I hope you’ll share your own meditation about peace. God bless you.~

  12. Hi Sharon, I’m happy to read your TT post about God’s peace in you! You’re right that we have to go through a storm or circumstances in our lives in order for us to see God working and giving us the peace we need. It’s amazing! I added you to my blogroll so I will know when you have updated your blog. 🙂

    ~Aisha thanks so much for adding me, I feel so honored! Have a lovely weekend!

  13. P.S. My verse for this week has been Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God.” I have had it written on our dry erase board. This has been a theme that God has been trying to reiterate to me in little ways all throughout the week.

    I think I know what you mean Janet. I’ve also felt the reiteration – even had it in my mailbox via Stacey Mayo and the Stillness experiment. Now I take a few minutes every day just to be still and experience God’s peace. It’s been wonderful! Why don’t you try it too? Check here. God bless you and thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your comments.

  14. What a powerful and thankful post… yes, we must have storms to appreciate the peace and strength and wisdom God — and only God — gives us. God bless.

    ~Thank you for your kind words. God bless you~

  15. Thanks for visiting my blog, especially since I have been thinking about peace too.

    ~Thanks Lind and you’re welcome. Enjoyed your blog. With several natural disasters going on and the world food crisis, guess we do need the peace of God~

  16. Thank God that you are feeling better. May the Lord keep you healthy and strong. And I so agree – God’s peace definitely defies logic!

    ~Oh Mama Meji you remembered! Thanks a lot. Amen to that and God bless you real good!

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