Why is Walking in Peace So Important?

by Vanetta Stephens on July 22, 2015

in Change Your Life, Change Your Mind, Faith/Trust, Hearing God, Overcome Fear, Peace, Uncategorized

Why is Walking in Peace so Important-

Why is Walking in Peace so Important?

Peace is a Fruit of the Spirit. It is a powerful demonstration that Christ lives in you if you are a child of God. This is not something the flesh (human effort) can produce. What the flesh produces is seen when everything is going smoothly, or in environments where an atmosphere of peace has been created, or when the challenges haven’t exceeded a person’s human ability.  Walking in Peace is a state of being.

When a person is exhibiting peace in the middle of horrible things happening in his life, that is something that should make others take notice. That is not ‘natural’. Guess what! You are absolutely right! That is SUPERnatural! It is Jesus producing who He is (Peace) through the person. The person is able to allow Christ to manifest in Peace because he has ceased from striving, trying, worrying, etc. He is at peace; resting in the ability of God to take care of him in the situation.

The peace that comes from God is based on God, and Him alone. It is IN SPITE of your circumstances or situations. It is not based on a job, a particular home, or setting, or family, or other natural sources of happiness, and security. That is why it is a Fruit of the Spirit. Human beings cannot manufacture this type of peace.  Human peace is completely based on circumstances, and is more like moments of bliss than true peace.

God desires that you live fully dependent on Him, and trusting Him for your very LIFE, and not just for the things of life.  He created you for relationship!  He desires Oneness, as in living, and moving, and having our being in Him–as ONE, and no longer two.  It’s much like a marriage.  We grow into oneness in time.

Life in this world can be very tough.  There are challenging circumstances, or horrible circumstances that come up that all of us have to deal with in some way. It’s important to grow in your intimate relationship with God and have your ears and senses trained to know where to be–or not be–and how to walk through things that will be unfamiliar and extremely uncomfortable.  It’s vital that you learn to see yourself the way God truly sees you.  He has nothing but good opinions about you!  God loves you! He loves you more than you can even comprehend, but you can go ahead and try! 😉

Without receiving His Love you have no love like His.  You are HIS child. He is willing, and able to lead you to triumph as you listen, expecting to hear what you need to know, so you can move forward as you believe He’s instructed.

We absolutely can hear the Voice of God for He has said, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.”  (John 10:27). You were created for relationship!  Communication is how relationships are formed and kept.

Fear leads to panic and paralysis. I can tell you this is true as I’ve been there, and come through, and out of panic attacks/anxiety without any medication.  I am not putting anyone down who has, or is using medications.  You have to choose according to what is in your heart to do.  I mention this to say that it is possible to experience freedom without their use.  By the way, the purpose of anxiety medication is to help keep symptoms under control.  If you stop taking the meds, the symptoms will resurface, if  you haven’t been dealing with the underlying root.

Because I already had the foundation of Grace and Truth in place, and knew what was happening to me from the very beginning and why, I simply began applying Truth and trusting in God’s ability to do on my behalf so that I could experience it (Him) in an area that hadn’t ever been an issue before. Emotions are strong, and can be paralyzing!  (I have so much more I could share on this, but cannot do it justice in any blog article.  May this simply give you Hope if you are experiencing a similar situation!)

I shared all of that to say, Grace doesn’t mean the absence of challenges.  Grace is Jesus who lives in you carrying you through challenges IF you know that He desires to do that, and if you let Him, with the expectation that He will. It has to be in your heart for head-knowledge or information has no power. Faith arises when your heart has been fully persuaded of Truth that comes by hearing, and hearing, and hearing the Truth, until it “clicks” for you.  Faith unkinks the flow of Jesus’ powerful Life to simply flow in, and through you however it needs to be expressed!  Peace is just ONE Fruit that gets expressed as you depend on Him.

Did you know that Peace enables you to receive direction at the proper time so you can have the opportunity to be in the right places at the right times?  Peace enables you to connect with God’s heart about anything!  Peace enables you to be Jesus with skin on to bless someone else!

Peace leads to stability and maturity. Christ is your very LIFE! He IS your Peace! This is what He came to give you. God’s abundant Life is spelled “J E S U S”. His very Spirit indwelt you the minute you believed the Good News about Jesus, and received. (see Eph.1:13-14). He is the guarantee of all God’s promises to you. This gives you peace, and confidence in sharing His love with others around you.

Walking in peace and stability while experiencing great adversity is a fabulous testimony to God’s supernatural power. In time, people around are likely to ask you how you are able to do this. What a great opportunity to introduce them to God and His pure, perfect, unconditional, unending love, affection and acceptance for them!

God has great intentions for you to grow in your understanding of how much favor He has given all of His children, so you can let the world know Who your Heavenly Daddy is by your Love, Joy, and Peace.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. 1 John 4:18.

The Good News is that there is never any condemnation for anyone who is In Christ!  Fear is the opposite of Love, not the opposite of faith.  Faith is like a dial that gets pointed in the direction of Love or fear–whichever you are convinced of in the moment.  Let Jesus convince you of His Love that never fails no matter what you have done, are doing, or will do!  That’s such incredible news!  May it bless you today, and start affecting all of your tomorrows!

Knowing your are perfectly Loved, and accepted is key to living more and more in a state of Peace which is how we’re to be led by God as His Sons (and Daughters).

© 2010 by Vanetta Stephens.

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