Hey you guys! This is Kelsie Millet and I am your host here on the Let Him In Podcast, where
my intent is to have these episodes full of thoughts, impressions and ways for you to easily let God into your every day.
I hope you are having a good morning, and that so far you have filled it with things that have fueled your physical and spiritual self. I feel like when we do that first thing, it makes a world of difference, which is really what we are going to be talking about in today’s episode.
But first, I want to actually ask you a question and then there will be an intentional pause, because I would like to actually have you think about your answer for a moment: what would be your definition of peace? Or what does peace feel or look like to you?
I had a friend ask me this awhile back and I did not have an immediate answer, so maybe you are also falling into that category. Which, if you do, I would suggest not giving up on finding your answer and giving it more thought today.
So after some pondering on my end I realized that my definition of peace goes something like this- true peace comes when my soul is filled with joy, love, safety, hope, and faith. Which simply comes down to one thing, true peace means living in the PRESENT. Peace is not stressing about the future, or holding onto the past. It is living in the NOW being present in the moment.
Once I had this definition for myself it then multiplied into a bunch of questions- How do I live more in the present? How do I fill my soul with joy and with love, and safety? How do I let go of the past? How do I not worry about the future?
There can be multiples of different answers for each one of these questions. But, there is one answer that can truly answer each one perfectly, and that is by and through the savior. How do I fill my soul with joy and with love and safety? By and through the Savior. How do I let go of the past? By and through the savior. How do I not worry about the future? By and through the savior.
If you are looking for peace, the only place you can find true and everlasting peace is through Jesus Christ.
(John 14:27.) “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.”
I love how President Lee explained his view on this scripture: “The Savior was not talking about the peace that can be achieved between nations, by military force or by negotiation in the halls of parliaments. Rather, he was speaking of the peace we can each have in our own lives when we live the commandments and come unto Christ with broken hearts and contrite spirits.”
In the meridian of time, many expected Christ to take a political stand against Roman rule and offer peace to the oppressed people. Christ did indeed offer peace, but it was not external or political; rather, the peace Christ taught was internal and personal.- End of quote.
The peace Christ taught was internal and personal. Ah, I love that. We live in a world of war and tribulation. It is easy to say that there isn’t much peace. It is also easy to live in the world and easily get caught up in it all and not feel much for ourselves or in our homes.
But President Lee provides a great reminder that peace was never going to come from the world we live in. Peace was never going to be found outside of the walls of our own body. But that peace is found through Christ internally and personally.
So where do we find peace? Internally. And how? Through Christ.
Harold B. Lee continued-
Personal peace and our level of spirituality will increase as we focus on studying and thinking about Christ every day; by loving and thanking Christ more each day for his atoning sacrifice; by daily striving to serve Christ better through becoming more involved in missionary service; and by making a more concerted effort to be in the temple more frequently.
In spite of all the problems in the world today, peace can come to the hearts of each of us as we follow the Savior. Christ is the way to peace, the truth of peace, the life of peace, the source of peace. Look forward with steadfastness unto Christ, talk of Christ, rejoice in Christ, preach of Christ, live as Christ would have us live, and worship him and our Heavenly Father with all your heart, might, mind, and strength.
End of quote.
I know that when I am finding peace in Christ I truly can have peace in the future, that I am able to let go of what has happened to me in the past and that I feel true, joy, happiness and safety living in the present moment.
For today’s thought: I would have you consider again what your definition of true peace would be.
For those of you that do have the Hear Him journal, Now would be the perfect time to pull that out and continue in more stillness, an open mind and a desire to connect with God.
Love you guys!
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