My Own Five-Minute Friday

ADVENT – Peace








Since Lisa Jo is taking off December I decided to continue to write for five minutes on Fridays.

For December I chose the word Advent. Last week was HOPE.

This week is PEACE.

I had a peaceful week. I contacted the flu. That made for easy days. Sleeping, resting, reading. I liked it. But I am now ready to get back to work. Fully rested.

The peace I enjoy the most is my morning time with God. After morning prayers I spend 15 – 30 minutes just “resting” in His Presence. I have learned to shut out the clatter in my brain and find Him. It is a discipline and takes practice. When I can’t do this I realize there is something blocking me. I have to figure out what that is. It might be things on my mind that I have to release to the Lord. It might be stuff I think I need to do (this happens frequently). Or just nervous tension and excitement.

Focussing on Jesus really helps. I repeat – Come, Jesus, Come. I wait and I breathe. If thoughts creep in, I repeat those words.

I am enjoying Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. The words speak right into my heart and soul.

Words from this morning’s reading:

“Rest in Me, My child, forgetting about the worries of the world.”

God sent Jesus to show us peace – peace in God. 

“Focus on Me – Immanuel – and let My living Presence envelop you in Peace.”

Heading toward Christmas, let us remember to seek Him, the One who brought us Peace.

How do you find His Peace?

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  1. Janie,
    I really enjoyed your post. I too have experienced rest and peace this week which is wonderful as it does give us a chance to reflect on Christ and all He has done for us. Thanks for being you.

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