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Everyone should have a Peace Rule. What does that mean? Simply put, “if you do not have peace about something, then do not do it.” That’s a Peace Rule.  I have discovered that when I am not at peace with what I am about to do, it is probably best not to do it until I am at peace with proceeding.

Often peace is all God will give you to let you know whether you are in or out of his will. So how can you operate by the peace rule? Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs and don’t forget to thank him for his answer. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.

I have learned that prayer transfers a problem from me to God. Through the transfer-prayer, God has all our worries and cares, for he is always thinking about us and watching everything that concerns us. How good is it to know that you will never have a need that he cannot or will not meet? Having full knowledge of this should give you assurance and peace before you proceed.

Choosing to have the Peace Rule to rely on in your life can be compared to using a road map to decide which route to take to a particular destination before you proceed. In general, the more time and effort invested in conceptualizing alternatives, the richer are the available choices you have moving forward and the more peaceful you feel.

Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day which is praying to God to provide direction in your life. Dada Vaswani, an Indian spiritual leader, said, “Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give such as pleasure, possessions and power but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.”

Be at peace with whatever you desire before you proceed for this is the Peace Rule. Apply it to your everyday life and Never Give Up! Never Give Up! Never Give Up!

By Chaplain Ghosten