The Great Life
December 14, 2020, 3:20 PM

I will testify to the truth of this excerpt from today's devotion.

December 14.

The Great Life

""Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled... " (John 14:27).

God's mark of approval, whenever you obey Him, is peace. He sends an immeasurable, deep peace; not a natural peace, "as the world gives," but the peace of Jesus. Whenever peace does not come, wait until it does, or seek to find out why it is not coming. If you are acting on your own impulse, or out of a sense of the heroic, to be seen by others, the peace of Jesus will not exhibit itself. This shows no unity with God or confidence in Him. The spirit of simplicity, clarity, and unity is born through the Holy Spirit, not through your decisions. God counters our self-willed decisions with an appeal for simplicity and unity."

Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest: An Updated Edition in Today's Language, ed.