{Grace Words Wednesday} – Take This One To The Bank

I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart.  And the peace I give is a gift the world can not give.  John 14:27 NLT

I really should be doing other things.  I really need to return about five phone calls.  Respond to a couple of emails.  My dishwasher is to the brim with clean dishes needing put away.  I have laundry begging for a wash.  Teeny LEGOS to pick up out of the floor.  I need to swing by the print shop and make two copies.  Oh, and go by the post office.  My Bible study needs to be finished before tonight.  I need to call my husband.  And mommy guilt is eating my lunch, as I should be in the floor playing with my boys.

But I’m doing none of it. Because I need these words.

Right. Now.

Jesus says, I am leaving you with a gift.

Peace (Eirene)  –  the tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and content with its earthly lot, of whatsoever sort that is.

A gift.  

Signed, To me from Jesus.  He left us with two things, two gifts,  that we can receive from NO OTHER PLACE but Him.  

Peace of mind and peace of heart.

I need Jesus’ words like a baby needs milk.  I need His peace like a deer needs water.  I must move towards this Solid Rock reminder that no matter how crazy my crazy  may get in a day’s time, He extends His hand with a gift to me.

Can I get an Amen from somebody?  A hand raised somewhere? Does anyone else need this today other than me?

Peace in my mind.  And peace in my heart.

My “to-do” list screams so loudly that it drowns out the Words of Christ.  My busyness elbows and nudges Him back, scooching Him to the back of the crowd.  Task after task files to the front line in my life. Pushy and demanding tasks that, collectively, try hard to rob me of the “peace of mind and peace of heart” that only Jesus can offer me.

He offers this to us.  The both of us.

And the peace I give is a gift that the world can not give.

88dc756c2b0811e3ad7a22000a9f3090_7The gift of eirene.  The gift of supernatural tranquility.  The gift of an assured soul, confident of its salvation through Christ.  The gift of fearing nothing.  The gift of contentment with my earthly lot — of whatsoever sort that is.

Just because we have chaos in our world, does not mean we can’t have peace in our heart.  We can fold each pair of socks, content with our early lot.  We can move towards that hardship, fearing nothing.  Because in Christ alone, when we abide in Him, we have the gift of an assured soul.

This  gift.  This peace comes from only One Place.  One Man. One Spirit.  One God. And like I would do any other gift given to me, I need to take it from Him, open it up and hug His holy neck.

So wherever you sit reading this, receive His gift of grace to you.  His peace of mind and heart.

Take it to the post office. Take it to the print shop.

And, honey, you can take this one to the bank His gift the world can not give.

Peace. Receive it today.

Lord Jesus, thank you for extending to me Your gift of peace of mind.  And peace of heart.  Let me not be overwhelmed or troubled by the tasks of life, but let me remember to breathe deeply of Your Spirit and receive from You this Gift.  The gift of peace.  Thank you, Jesus.  I love you so. Amen.

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6 thoughts on “{Grace Words Wednesday} – Take This One To The Bank

  1. beautiful words, becky. blessed to join with you. blessed to read along. blessed to lift up this little endeavor to Him — the giver of words. the giver of all grace. the giver of life. holding close, this morning, the gift of eirene. xoxo

  2. Those are the exact words that I need to hear this morning as I sit by my mother’s bedside in ICU. Jesus is bringing us comfort and peace through your sweet words. Thank you.

  3. Becky don’t know if u remember me but love read your links when I come across them… Exactly what my anxious heart needed to hear today as all my to dos scream at me!

I means so much to hear from you!

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