Peace is part of the advent season as we intentionally prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ. The message is powerfully simple: All is well.
Does worry enter your thoughts as your prepare for the day?
The thoughts which come into our awareness as we start the day gives insight to whether our reality is ruled by peace or by worry.
It took me years to be aware of what I was doing to my life by going down a road of worry like nobody’s business. Left unchecked, worry will drive the way we live. Over time, I learned it was my responsibility to change my thought process. The thing is . . . the mind gravitates to what dominates our thoughts . . . and ends up controlling the day.
Worry takes command of our mindset, unless we choose to terminate it. It’s a self-management issue.
Peace is foundational to the with-God life. BUT. Peace can seem impossible when worry dominates.
So. What can be done about worry?
I’ve learned that part of preparing for the day is to intentionally take a seat at Christ’s table to connect with his presence and words, inviting the living and active words into my thought process:
And everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which is in me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world!”John 16:33,TPT
Jesus’ message: ALL IS WELL.These three words inspire me as I repeat them throughout the day.
Do you believe all is well as you manage the challenges that come your way?
We all face challenges. It’s our choice to manage them with worry or peace. The thing is . . . worry leads us down a dark path . . . peace produces a calm spirit, giving us confidence that whoever and whatever appears to be “against” us will be used “for” us through the presence and power of God. It’s the Romans 8:31 prinicple–“If, God is for us–who (or what) can be against us?” The peace of Christ heals the damage of worry, changing our narrative to three simple words: “All Is Well.”
When you take a seat at Christ’s table you can be certain “All Is Well.” –Kerrie
- https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/01/party/ Party.
- https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/03/surprise-2/. Surprise!
- https://kerrielpalmer.com/2018/12/04/you-know-2/ Do you know? (This is long but worth thinking about.)
By the way . . . Joshua Lindley and I will be launching tablethink in January 2019 . . . with the invitation to sit at our viritual table for inspiration and innovation as you invest your life in living your best. If, you have access to the Salem, Oregon area we hope you will stop by between noon and four at our open house on December 16. For details see https://tablethink.com. I will keep you updated on my public Facebook page @https://www.facebook.com/kerriecarlislepalmer/