Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 AMP
Peace is a guard.
Picture the movie 300. Yeah, I know, kind of gory. There were scenes I couldn’t watch. But still lots of good lines. Remember that scene where all the soldiers are standing side by side with their shields up? The enemy fired arrows at them and they bounced off the shields.
When I read the verse of the Day today from biblegateway.com this is the picture God gave me. Funny how He can even use a war movie to teach me about peace.
His peace is our Shield.
Hold onto it.
Hold it up.
It covers our hearts and our minds.
It will extinguish the firey darts from the enemy.
His Peace is our Shield – use it.
when life is crazy – hold up His peace.
when bills aren’t paid – hold up His peace.
when you don’t feel well – hold up His peace.
when your mind starts spinning downward – hold up His peace.
when trials, temptations, or suffering comes – hold up His peace.
I did this all day today – with every thought, every feeling, every worry, every care.. Thank you Lord for revelation. What a difference, wow!
More quotes from 300
Stelios: It’s an honor to die at your side.
King Leonidas: It’s an honor to have lived at yours.
Persian: A thousand nations of the Persian empire will descend upon you. Our arrows will blot out the sun!
Stelios: Then we will fight in the shade.
Queen Gorgo: Freedom isn’t free at all, that it comes with the highest of costs. The cost of blood.
Queen Gorgo: I am not here to represent Leonidas; his actions speak louder than my words ever could. I am here for all those voices which cannot be heard: mothers, daughters, fathers, sons – three hundred families that bleed for our rights, and for the very principles this room was built upon. We are at war, gentlemen. We must send the entire Spartan army to aid our king in the preservation of not just ourselves, but of our children. Send the army for the preservation of liberty. Send it for justice. Send it for law and order. Send it for reason. But most importantly, send our army for hope – hope that a king and his men have not been wasted to the pages of history – that their courage bonds us together, that we are made stronger by their actions, and that your choices today reflect their bravery.
[while wrestling with his son]
King Leonidas: In the end, a Spartan’s true strength is the warrior next to him. So give respect and honor to him, and it will be returned to you. First, you fight with your head…
Queen Gorgo: Then you fight with your heart.
King Leonidas: [sees the Captain] What is it?
Queen Gorgo: A Persian messenger awaits you.
King Leonidas: Do not forget today’s lesson.
Pleistarchos: Respect and honor.
King Leonidas: Respect and honor.