Wednesday, March 24, 2010

OPEN UP TO PEACE


Janet Chester Bly
Copyright©2008

Take a quick 2-part test.

First: My life right now is mostly: boring. . .just the right balance of work and play. . .crammed with trying to catch up. . .mental chaos. . .social strife. . .hard to describe. . .mixed with contentment and concern.

Second: I could be more at peace if only. . .which things would change? Do you need to list more than three conditions? The higher the number, the lower your P.Q. (Peace Quotient).

What’s bothering you the most today? Make it a habit to assess each day one thing that prickles your mind or strews thorns on your path. Pay attention to inner and outer layers of stress—the surface, most obvious themes and the underlying topics that prick your peace. Listen to yourself ruminate. What’s your dominate emotion? And why?

The goal is to open up to peace, to God: “God’s Spirit makes us loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. There is no law against behaving in any of these ways” (Galatians 5:22 CEV)


taken from "31 Days To Win The Fight For Personal Peace"
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2 comments:

Connie Sue said...

This is such a great reminder to stay in THIS moment and not let my mind wander to the next day or any other time that can steal the peace that my Heavenly Father gives. Thanks much.

Janet Bly said...

Connie Sue: thanks for the note. Finding peace is a constant in my own life, that's why I keep focused on how to appropriate God's peace for the daily nitty gritty.