Here is the most amazing thing about having strife in my heart these days, my body automatically detects it, how you may ask? When you have experienced the peace of God everything else the world has to offer becomes but a mere shadow of things passing.
Yesterday, I started to type on what to say, and I looked at the blank page for some minutes, which turned to some hours, which turned to a whole day and I realized that I had nothing! Like for the first time, I had nothing to write.
Now, I have talks with the Holy Spirit so much these days, He is literally my best friend, I called us for a meeting because I am able to tell there is something He wants to show me regarding my character or a revelation. It turns out I was having conflicts in my heart which was really disturbing my peace.
Let me tell you about God’s peace, it is beyond anything I have ever experienced in my life, you think going for a vacation, being left all alone in the house for a few days or having no calls or emails is peaceful? Hear me! THE PEACE THAT SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING. Philippians 4:7
Why is it we have never felt such kind of peace? Because just like diamonds, you have to excavate, labor, work, be disciplined, be focused & strive to finally find and hold your treasure. Open your Bible and study, apply whatever you learn in your life.
This is not just a message for me, I did this diligently for two years and to be honest I never even thought I would get something out of it. Nobody told me to do it, I never heard a preaching or read a message or went for Bible study, I can even say I was doing it to prove to myself that I could master discipline, little did I know, what I was investing in was changing me on the inside, making me into a new creation, transforming me into the image of Christ who has been in me since the beginning of time. Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in His [own] image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.” (KJV)
God is GOOD. It doesn’t matter what people say about me, I KNOW! There are times I have sat in church and I have found myself crying because I couldn’t believe His goodness in my life! That He, has chosen me? That is not just something to gloss over as if it were nothing! The creator of all the universe has chosen me?
Now, I know that I will face hardships, that He has already told me, actually, I have been facing hardships in my life due to dealing with a lot of strife, but now I know the TRUTH and WHO is on my side. Like now I can boast about the one who lives in me! What! He is my I AM.