Daily Inspiration - Thursday, April 23, 2020
“Great peace have they who love Your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” Psalm 119:165
When you think of experiencing peace in your life, you probably don't think of words like "discipline" and "accountability." But think again. When you lack discipline in your life, when you don't hold yourself accountable, what results? It’s usually chaos and problems.
In other words; the opposite characteristics of peace.
Listen to these amazing statements by Thomas Watson: "Do with your hearts as you do with your watches, wind them up every morning by prayer, and at night examine whether your hearts have gone true all that day, whether the wheels of your affections have moved swiftly towards heaven. Oh, call yourselves to account! Keep your reckonings even, for that is the way to keep your peace."
If you want to experience peace in all its forms, it always begins with God's grace. But on that foundation, God has laid out a framework of plans and decisions within which we can live according to His will. They always require effort in the form of discipline and accountability. But what sounds like it could be a burden becomes a source of great satisfaction and reward.
Father, You are the Peace Speaker and I do know You by Name. Thank You for helping me to walk in Your will and ways each step of my life. In the matchless Name of Jesus, my Lord, I offer You my praise and this prayer. Amen.