If your peace is from God then it must line up with His word.
Protecting your peace is not about running away from correction. Some people are at ‘peace’ with their sin and mess, and need a sibling in Christ to point it out Biblically and gently.
Protecting your peace is about discerning who is genuinely interested in your betterment and who just wants the latest gist.
Take every word, every bit of advice said to you and weigh it up against God’s word. If it doesn’t line up…then it’s not peace. It’s confusion. Discard it swiftly.
To get the peace that surpasses all understanding, you have to lay down your understanding. Lay down what your idea of peace looks like. Protect your peace from the influence of the world, but most importantly, proctect your God-given peace from your-SELF.
We protect our peace by renewing our perspective to match His perspective. Peace is not the absence of chaos. Peace is the presence of God. His presence causes us to look at the chaos through His eyes and His word.
“I will hear what God the LORD will speak, For He will speak peace To His people and to His saints; But let them not turn back to folly.” – Psalms 85:8 NKJV
“Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble.” – Psalms 119:165 NKJV
‘Let His Peace be your Empire’
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Published by Kanayo Dike-Oduah
Kanayo is a Multi-award winning, Author and Senior leader in education whose experience ranges from being a Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Head of Psychology and Lead Practitioner. Kanayo believes that these 3 elements are the driving force of her ministry and career. D.I.G; Drive, Integrity and Grace.
Having a psychology degree provides me with a broad scope to experience many industries and fields of work. Although, my main aim is to continuously learn and also to share my knowledge and experience with others, within and beyond the constraints of the psychology community. Hence my pursuit to teach!
Hopefully, the readers of this blog will find that it is infested with a scope of psychological knowledge, with the intention of conveying psychology in such a way that it is interesting and understandable to those who aren’t studying it as a discipline. In addition, you will find that I heavily cover various topics aside of psychology such as, Christianity because I am a Christian. I draw both passions together, Psychology and Christianity, observing how they complement and sometimes clash! This blog is where ‘Psychology meets Scripture’.
As well as teaching Psychology, I know God has called me to do something far greater in this world. My passion is for His Word and to encourage others to read the Bible, fall in love with it, but most importantly…fall in love with The Author! My role of teaching is not limited to psychology. I strongly believe God is stirring up the ‘teacher’ office of the Five fold ministry in me.
I’m a doctor by virtue, healing and performing heart surgery with words of encouragement.
I am extremely driven and passionate about getting everyone; both Christians and non-Christians to read, understand and live out the word of God. To achieve this, I’ve created online Bible Challenges, whereby people around the world via social media, read a book in the Bible, one chapter a day and share what they have drawn out from the text. I have numerous Bible challenges, all accessible from my blog (www.doctorkanayo.com) and the YouVersion Bible App where over 250,000 people have completed my devotionals around the world. One Bible Challenge at a time, I aim to change the skewed perceptions of the Bible being irrelevant and to show the true reality that the bible is ‘juicy’, tremendously relevant, fun and easy to read. My one prayer is that my teachings and writings from His word, will touch at least ONE person. That would be a serious mission accomplished to the glory of God!
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2 thoughts on “Protecting Your Peace”
Amen. God bless you. I enjoyed reading this post.
Merry Christmas Dr Kanayo I saw your devotional on YouVersion and I was fascinated it was written by a Nigerian.
God Bless you Sis and increase your ministry