"Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]”
John 14:27 AMPC
I've been hearing "My peace I leave you, peace I give you, not like the world..." over and over in my head the last week (if you also hear it in a terribly 90's Point of Grace melody, friends FOR life 😂). If you're like me, raised on VeggieTales + DonutMan, you may have developed a habit of speak when you pray - something of a pattern.
A fragment that always falls into my words is "thank You for peace" - once in a while I write what I pray + when those words appear, I know it's not to be trite. I genuinely value the Father's peace over all. It's not peace from war. It's not just a flag, insignia, motion, or cause. I feel most myself, most at ease, when I know I'm covered. Lana has a minor surgery tomorrow morning to have tubes put in her ears. I know it's tiny, I know it's quick, I know it's an easy recovery, but I still seek that peace. ❤
Have you ever taken time to write out or really pay attention to the words you're speaking when you pray? It's always so interesting to me. That's all my brain power for the night. 😴