"True peace of heart is found in resisting passions, not in satisfying them. There is no peace is the carnal man, in the man given to vain attractions, but there is peace in the fervent and spiritual man."
"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness..." Matthew 6:33
Who are you? I'm a child of God, indwelt by Christ. Where are you? Living in the Kingdom of God.
Be like Jesus
Learn his stories
Study his parables
Live like he did, prayer time, moments of solitude, slow down, live in the present moment.
Butterfly Metamorphosis. Transform your soul from a Caterpillar into a Butterfly.
Transform your narratives to be in line with Jesus's narrative.
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17
In other words:
"Change the way you have been thinking, a life of intimacy and interaction with God is in your midst."
Soul Training exercises: 1. Get 8 hours of sleep 2. 5 minutes of solitude every day 3. Count your Blessings 4. Memorize Psalm 23 5. Lectio Divina Matthew 9:12-13 6. Margins 7. Read entire Gospel of John 8. Solitude 9. Slow Down
God is good, all the time, God is good
The Lord's prayer: God is Present, Pure, Powerful, Provides, Pardons, and Protects. Our Father in Heaven [GOD IS PRESENT] Hallowed be your name [GOD IS PURE] Your kingdom Come your will be done [GOD IS POWERFUL] On earth as it is in Heaven Give us this day our daily bread [GOD PROVIDES] And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors [GOD PARDONS] And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil [GOD PROTECTS]
God is Holy God is Perfect God is Good God is Faultless God is Pure God is a Hedonist God is Love God is Present God is Powerful God is the Provider God is the Protector God is the Pardoner Therefore we can trust God God deserves our obedience