“For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Rom. 8:6 NKJV)
We all crave for and desire to have peace of mind. Peace in our homes, in our marriage, in our place of business, peace all about and around us, but not until we are able to enjoy the peace that comes from the Kingdom, the peace of God which surpasses all understanding (Phil. 4:7), our progress in this life will not only be limited but we will also not be able to enter into His rest (Heb. 4:10).
The peace that comes from the Kingdom is the peace which God has made available for us. To be able to enjoy this kind of peace, we must feed our Kingdom spirit (Ezek. 11:19), and activate the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16). The peace that comes from the Kingdom is a fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22), a peace which is the product of a renewed mind, a mind which enables us to prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Rom. 12:2).
This is the peace that comes when we begin to think like God (Isa. 55:8). It is not enough to know God’s thoughts, we must also think the thoughts of God, to be able to feed, build and develop the Kingdom spirit that we have received within us.
We must study to show ourselves approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Tim. 2:15), for the natural mind cannot receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to the natural man (1 Cor. 2:14).
When we learn to please and express our love for God and desire to fulfill His purpose, we cannot but enjoy His peace. God as assured us that He has made available for us everything we need in this life, for He has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places (Eph. 1:3).
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning (Ps. 30:5). This is the attitude of a person who has the mind of Christ. He does not envy the wicked (Ps. 73:3-17). He might not be where he wants to be, but he is not where he used to be, for he knows that his end will be good. It is only a matter of time.
To enjoy the peace of God which surpasses all understanding (Phil. 4:7), we must let the Kingdom spirit within us work for us. We must activate the mind of Christ (1 Cor. 2:16). We must let the word of Christ dwell richly in us (Col. 3:16), for to be carnally minded is death (Rom. 8:6).