What a privilege to have found the part of me that keeps persevering toward God, for that I thank myself and Him, inside, yet all encompassing of my life, He has never given up on me. Thank you.
The Peace of God cannot be attributed to any man-made scenarios or objects, yet at first, will be seen only in them.
I have learnt that although it is an inward Journey, it will always start seemingly outside of ourselves, with an event, person, or item we believe is what has either added to or taken away our peace.
Mostly my external looking has shown me nothing but grief and pain. And it took – and continues to take, daily, often hourly, perseverance inwardly to see my world through Christ's vision.
Yet is it worth it, more than anything I have ever held in these hands.
Because in my pursuit of peace, initially solely for an individual with no other taken into Consideration, I have found the benefits of that journey are for all I now encounter.
My inner state of peace sits close to my outer layer, closer than it has ever been, making me more capable than ever of choosing this site to respond from, and its evidence is clear. Largely unperturbed time I now sit in, with an ability – a wisdom, to turn inward, go to my Christ centre the very moment my still waters are disturbed within my mind. That is what I am most thankful for.
I can choose who I listen to in times I perceive as a threat, Him or me.
And it is not the awareness of that choice which contains the power, but every attempt (attempt) I have made to act on that knowledge. Isn't that what wisdom is? Enacted upon knowledge.
Knowledge, it is true, is power, yet without enactment remains useless to us, an exercise in intellectualism only or philosophical consideration, stagnate and unenlightened.
That is why I thank that part of me that makes me act upon every scrap of His guidance, that part of me that sits in His awareness sending me His messages and interpretations of this place. His word is eternally enduring but my ears to listen had to be made. So I thank both myself for its fortitude to keep going and am mercifully grateful for the Creator who has placed in me a memory of Him I cannot forget and gently calls to me daily.
Christmas; my time of remembering to thank Christ for coming into my life and staying.