Calmness of spirit was the phrase that really caught my attention as she shared in her message. Her husband died young. She was left in a foreign country with 2 young children and had many decisions to make. Many.
She told us of prayers surrounding her. She told us of learning Philippians 4:5-13 (selected verses). She told us of trust and faith. But she didn’t stop there with a dramatic story many of us could not relate to. She told us of daily life and how this peace is calmness of spirit. She not only told us but she has lived before us in the peace of God which transcends all understanding. She is an older wise woman.
A serenity, a calm that can’t be explained, a confidence in Him. Being blessed by others praying then and faithfully for her over the years. She is a graceful and gentle woman who walks what she talks. She not only told us but she has lived before us in the peace of God which transcends all understanding.
She has calmness of spirit.
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
What are some ways God is teaching you calmness of spirit?