I dreamed last night that two armies, all dressed in medieval armor, met together to end a war. And in the middle of that negotiation I got a charley horse in my leg. Such an interference with the peace negotiations. While I was trying to remove that huge knot some soldier came up who was bloodied in battle. It broke the peace negotiations and war was about to break out again.
My husband has always been a snorer. Loud y’all. When he had a stroke the snoring was gone. Now you’d think I would be happy with that. But he is snoring again. And that is what I’m happy with. Seriously, what used to irritate me is now something I’m thankful for. Oh I wasn’t mean about it, but I would have to get up and sleep on the couch or in a chair occasionally. His snoring is progressively getting louder and louder. That speaks healing to me now. We know one of his vocal chords was paralyzed so snoring is part of the return of life to that chord. Hallelujah is all I can say now.
Oh beloved, life can have many little irritations can’t it? IF we’re not careful all-out war will break out over simple things like snoring. Really it doesn’t take much does it? But God is always negotiating for peace. He is the host of Heaven’s army. He sent His Son to die on the cross to negotiate peace once and for all. But we get charley horses and we want war.
This morning God speaks to us all and says Peace I give to you. It’s a gift. It’s not peace you can muster up on your own. It’s a peace that surpasses human understanding. There’s no need to war among yourselves for I AM that I AM. I Am your Captain, your Leader, your Deliverer and your King. Don’t let the little irritations of life become a cause for peace to be broken. In this world you will have tribulations. But be of good cheer – I have overcome this world. Peace now flows like a river all through My Kingdom. Put down your weapons and pick up your anointing of peace. Nothing will ever give you peace in this world – from charley horses to snoring to illness, dangers, turmoils and troubles, you will have reason to be at war. But the weapons of My warfare are not carnal – merely human, temporal, worldly. Peace is your banner to lead your life. And I AM the Prince of Peace.
God loves you and He’s for you. Life is a battlefield, but you don’t have to war about anything. God says having done all you are to do in the Spirit just stand. You aren’t destined to live in the midst of bloody battles. Your destiny lies in living in peace and relying on God to fight those battles for you. Rejoice! Jesus has already won the war for you and you can live in the Light of His gift of peace.
Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You.
Isaiah 26:12-13 LORD, You will establish peace for us, since You have also performed for us all our works. O LORD our God, other masters besides You have ruled us; But through You alone we confess Your name.
John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.] AMP
Isaiah 32:17 The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.