Unbroken Awareness - Sarah Blount - Love, HIS (Perfect Peace)

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Isaiah 26:3 You will keep her in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because she trusts in You.

Perfect Peace = Shalom,Shalom

You will keep her in PEACE. Certain Peace. Enjoyable Peace. Constant Peace. Continuing Peace. Undisturbed Peace.

Keep Her = Guard her, protect her, preserve her, tend to her, regard her, hold onto her, and keep her in your custody.

Proviso - a condition attached to an agreement.

God will keep you in perfect peace PROVISO your mind is stayed on Him.

Stayed = to lean on, to bear up, uphold, lay on, put on, to set on, to stay on, rest on.

There is a deficit in the amount of attention we give to God and because of that there is disorder in our lives.

“I believe the most prevalent and tragic misunderstanding that afflicts contemporary western Christianity is that we make a vow to submit our life to Christ, but then spend 99 percent of our time excluding him from our awareness. We make him Lord over our life in theory, but we do not make him Lord over most of the moments that make up our life. The fact is, if we can’t discern God’s presence in our day to day lives, it’s unlikely that we’ll find him at a revival. We may find a lot of excitement, great speakers, superb music, and maybe even see signs and wonders, but unless a person learns to find God as much in the ordinary as in the exciting, the exciting will do nothing more than serve as a momentary distraction.” -Greg Boyd

Psalm 27:4 The one thing I ask of the Lord— the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.

Peace doesn’t come from the absence of conflict, peace comes from being aware of the presence of God.

Psalm 27:4 The one thing I ask of the Lord— the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.

Holy desires must lead to resolute action.

When you pray, move your feet.

We have to stop segregating our lives into sacred or secular.

How determining are your morning quiet times?

“The time of work is not different for me than the time of prayer. In the noise and clatter of the my kitchen, while several people are calling out at the same time for different things, I posses God in as great tranquility as if I were upon my knees at the Blessed Sacrament.” -Brother Lawrence

A mind stayed on God is not a lofty, unattainable concept, it’s a series of small gestures throughout the day.

Go to thought filters:

Motive. (For God)

Power. (By God)

Companion. (With God)

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