“…the way of peace they do not know.” (Romans 3:17, NIV)
This quote is from scripture that says that those living by their own dictates don’t know a lasting peace.
When I think about this, I believe I need to be okay and at rest on the inside.
I don’t want to be clumped in with those doing their own thing; so I want to find this ‘way of peace’ that I can know. Not just a pause of peace, a singular momentary event, but a lifestyle; a way of living out peace, as a constant, something I can know and practice.
Is it possible to live experientially with that repose every day?
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to say, “I live in peace, and I am at peace?” Can you imagine for just a moment what that would be like having peace as your norm?
Living in peace would be like being in your family situation with an internal calm even though buttons get pushed all around; you are unfazed. Possible?
It would be like going to work in all that overwhelming stress and just being personally collected.
It would be like going on a boat excursion with everyone freaking out because of the high waves and violent wind while you are asleep in the back rocked by the same waves that intimidate the others… Wait a minute…
You don’t have to live; you get to!