A new year has begun.
The calendar dates have changed like they do from day-to-day.
Yet culturally we get excited about this time of renewal.
What does this time of renewal really mean to me?
As I journaled, I saw the writings of my own words: “I am centering on peace.”
Peace by definition means to be in a state of non-warfare.
Warfare is more than chemical or physical weaponry. We have warfare of the mind, heart, and spirit.
Today, I am centering on peace.
I am calling every thought to conform to peace.
I am speaking to my heart, “Peace be still.”
I am encouraging my tongue to be bridled and speak with peace.
I am asking God to bless my hands, purify my heart that I may be a vessel of peace.
I pray that I be led by peace and as much as possible have peace with everyone.
I wrote a poem, “Charge Declined,” in 2022, “Peace is my soul barometer.” It still is.
This communicates to me there is safety in peace.
My hope and prayer for you too as we begin 2023 is for you to have or find a framework that allows you to go within to cultivate more peace in your life.
May this be an accomplishment for eternal glory. Peace.