From: David Kabanje
Date: September 8, 2021
Subject: GMU: The Type of Peace you need

Good morning, warriors! 

Is God disturbing the equilibrium of your life? He is for me, and it's a ride. The latest development of our relationship has focused on time. Time helps us to prioritize what is essential. What we prioritize becomes our focus. What we habitually focus on influences our behavioral patterns and identity. So the question is, what are you prioritizing? In an enduring letter, Paul says, "whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things" (Philippians 4:8).
Paul integrated psychology and theology in this verse. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Paul knew that the focus of the heart and mind eventually became a person's destiny. God wants us to prioritize truth, nobility, righteousness, purity, and love. By prioritizing these good virtues, we begin to emulate them. How is this possible? It's possible because of Philippians 4:7, which says, "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." It is God's peace that enables us to think and act correctly. It is God's peace that guards our minds against the devil, the flesh, and the world. It is God's peace that we need to prioritize today. 

Let God disturb your equilibrium. In doing so, He will replace your fragile peace with His. His peace will allow you to prioritize truth and goodness. 

Have a great day prioritizing God's peace.