Matterofprayer: A Year of Everyday Prayers – Monday, February 22, 2016
PEACE is Resting in God’s Plan
Next person in my journey towards PEACE, today.
In my continuing efforts to pursue PEACE, I talked with several members of the Bethesda Worship Center in Des Plaines, Illinois, yesterday.
I had the opportunity to talk with a number of people in the congregation. One woman, in particular, gave her personal definition of PEACE considerable thought. After some reflection, this is what she said. (And, again, she was shy of the camera!)
Nancy Nalbandian’s definition: PEACE is resting in God’s plan for your life, even when your future seems very uncertain.
She elaborated a bit more. (I did tell her that this particular personal definition is quite definite. And, personal!) Nancy considers the most important part of what PEACE means to her is the resting part. Moreover, “PEACE is trusting that God will work everything out in due time.”
This definition necessitates a belief in a personal God. I have such a belief, and so does Nancy. I know not everyone who reads this blog has such a belief. What I am interested in is whether this kind of belief in God (or in a Higher Power) is helpful to a wide group of people.
God willing, this blog post connects and draws many people together. Please, dear Lord, hear our words and earnest prayer.
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