Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Staying Locked IN

Every so frequently I find myself back to this beautifully simple verse in Isaiah 26:3

"You will keep in perfect peace; whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you"

Today when I read it I was stuck on the "stayed on you" part. Probably because many times we do trust in God, and we do have some peace....but is it PERFECT PEACE? The only way to have that kind of peace is by keeping our mind stayed on God. Not occasionally thinking of him, or only when we're going through tough times. But keeping our mind and thoughts stayed on Him without shifting. No doubt it will take tons of discipline...but His Spirit is willing to help if we'll only let Him.

When we truly are locked in on God's perspectives and Word, worrisome speculations and fear cannot stay. I know this first hand; the times I re-focus are the times my heart has felt the lightest! The hurts from people and failed expectations shrink in comparison to my humongous able God! When we keep our minds stayed on Him, the opinions of men don't sway us. When God is what catches our attention above all else, our priorities are re-set to match His perfect will.

So friends I beseech you... join me in my pursuit of perfect peace, by staying unshiftably locked in on the Prince of peace.

p.s. follow this link for a song that never fails to soothe me: Perfect Peace by Laura Story

feel free to share your comments/testimonies/questions


  1. It's seems like this has been the resounding message for me since last week. Wow. Thank God for the grace to remain locked in, fixing our eyes on the author and finisher of our faith.

  2. I needed this reminder sis. Keep doing HIS work.