When I was in high school, my thing was "Love, Peace, and Happiness". Every book I had, every piece of paper I touched, every time I passed a note in class, I had those little symbols on it. Most of the people that I hung around thought I was a little odd anyway, and this only added to what they already thought. Not that they thought love, peace and happiness was a bad thing.. but who really cared ya know. Well, I didn't care.
I was in Target a few weeks ago w/ a friend and we were looking at purses and jewelry and low and behold the PEACE symbol is coming back. Now I am not sure if it's because of all the wars going on or if things just come back in full circle but I got excited. She could see it too cause she said " Ahhhh nope, no peace purse for you". I didn't get the purse, but I DID get a pair of earrings later on.. haha. My friend Peacegirl (Paige) would be proud of me!!!
No stress, not being anxious, calm... I kinda like those definition of peace. What a wonderful thing it is to have peace in your life. In 2 Corinthians 13:11 it says - Finally brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
We are not perfect, but we need to strive daily to be like Jesus, being generous and showing charity towards others. We have to all be on the same accord. If we have disagreements, settle them and forget them. I think the beauty of being different is being different and we can learn alot from each other, but what it all boils down to is not what we think but what God says!! And last, and my favorite, living in peace. Being in one accord, working together to do God's work. That's what it is all about.
For the past few months, I have sensed that peace from God and its a wonderful feeling. Not that things are always perfect in my life, because they aren't but knowing that no matter what happens, God is on my side and He is going to take care of me just like HE promised.
I hope you all have a great weekend. Say a prayer for my daughter. They are going this weekend on their first game for the travel team to Atlanta.
Love you all and Lord willing...