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Serenity in Your Spirit

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”

– Isaiah 26:3

Happy Mother’s Day! Today, we celebrate the hard work, love, and dedication that mothers and those who serve as mothers pour from their hearts every single day. You are loved and appreciated!

Where do you go when you are trying to escape? While it’s not always physically possible to move yourself to a different location, I believe most of us have a place of mental relief; a dreamland or an imaginary oasis that transports us away from our present reality. For me, it’s nearly always a location on the water, particularly a dock along clear blue seas where I can lie down and feel warm air wafting over me.  

For you, it might be a tropical island, a ragged cliff with clear blue seas below, or a valley that looks up at a majestic waterfall. No matter what form they take, I believe these transporting images typically have their roots in childhood — a time in our lives before the stresses and pressures of “adulting” had taken hold. Since I spent a lot of time fishing in tropical places like Mexico as a boy, my mind naturally takes me there. That said, while imaginary places can be a blessing as we seek to escape the frantic pace of our routine, we shouldn’t have to check out in order to experience tranquility in our everyday lives.

Friend, I’m all for you having a peaceful mental place, but I want you to know that experiencing serenity of mind and heart is possible each and every day because of your friend Jesus. Since your Savior was relaxed, you can be, too. Though it’s easy to wish you could revert back to childhood, you are a child of the King of the Universe and His strong arms are holding you tightly and securely. Because He bears the weight of your outcomes, your heart is free to soar beyond the highest place your imagination can ever take you! 

Prayer


Jesus, I invite your relaxed presence into my daily routine. Help me to keep my eyes fixed on you.

Reflection


How can you invite Jesus into your place of mental escape so it becomes even better?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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