HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“ Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27).
Here lies the secret of abiding peace–God’s peace. We give ourselves to God and the Holy Spirit takes possession of our breast. It is indeed “Peace, Peace.” But it is just then that the devil begins to turn us away, and he does it through our thoughts, diverting or distracting them as occasion requires. This is the time to prove the sincerity of our consecration and the singleness of our heart. Is there any loyalty to our calling and THE GREAT COMMISSION?
If we truly desire His Presence more than all else, we will turn away from every conflicting thought and look steadily up to Jesus. But if we desire the gratification of our impulse more than His Presence, we will yield to the passionate word or the frivolous thought or the sinful diversion, and when we come back our Shepherd has gone, and we wonder why our peace has departed. Hallelujah. I will like someone to talk to me this morning as we look in ourselves for that peace that passeth all understanding, so our hearts can remain in that peace John is talking about.
Failure occurs often in some trifling thing, and the soul failure has occurred in some trifling thing, usually a thought or word, and the soul which would not have feared to climb a mountain has really stumbled over a straw. Look no further than your doorsteps to see how power and titles have drifted people apare and they have lost the peace they once had.
The real secret of perfect rest is to be jealously, habitually occupied with Jesus. Now that is what I am advocating with each of my readers, brothers and sisters in ministry. Let the word of God take hold of your soul and watch the peace of God which passeth all understanding go to work.
God’s blessings on us.