“No God, no peace. Know God, know peace.”
I’ve just begun reading GK Chesterton’s “Orthodoxy” and it is what you might call labor intensive. I thirst for knowledge and I long for understanding in a way I can’t explain. This desire inside me takes me to difficult places sometimes. Of course, the difficulty is all of my own making. When I give myself to the Father, in each moment, and live for His purposes while I’m here, I tend to be less stressed and more at peace than I have ever known. The opposite applies when I live for myself, feeling mistreated and under appreciated. As I read and study, I usually end up in a better place all around. If I slip into a place of complacency or laziness, I find myself sad and afraid. It seems simple as I lay it out here. Don’t you think? And so it essentially is. As it says above, “No God, No peace. Know God, know peace.” Without Him, without the seeking of Him, we are without the nutrients necessary for healthy living. He is the Food we need. I pray, with wholeheartedness, that you seek first today the Kingdom of Heaven and thereby, prepare yourself for the day ahead. He really is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Breath it all in today. Godspeed!