Senior Pastor’s Devotional
Day 106 Recovery Movement Control Order – “Strategic Psalm 91 Watch”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Jn.14:27
In his book, Peace of Mind, Joshua Liebman writes of an experience he had when he was still a boy. “I made a list of the most important things in life,” Liebman said. “I went to a wise mentor and I showed him the list expecting to be praised for such choices of virtues. The list went something like this … health, love, talent, riches, beauty, and faith. As I shared the list with the wise old man, he reached for a pencil, and carefully scratched through all of the things that I had listed. He said, “Young man, you may have all of these—health, love, faith, riches, beauty—but they will all turn out to be enemies instead of friends unless you have the one thing you missed.” Then he wrote on the paper, “The gift of an untroubled mind.”
Today, there are so many people who are plagued by depression, heartbreak, worry, anxiety, fear, and impaired relationships. The irony of this is that we have just about every material benefit and human comfort we want, except so many don’t have peace of mind.
How do we get this? The only way that I know is to live according to His instructions; walk closely with Him and to trust Him regardless of the circumstances.
That simple? Yes because peace cannot be bought or developed by our own. It is a blessing from the God of Peace. Seek His Peace for your mind and your heart and you will enjoy everything!
Pastor Lawrence Yap.