This Jealous World
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." --- John 14:27

Every good, perfect, and everlasting gift comes from God. That is some serious competition to the world. How dare we belong to God, find all that we ever need in Him, and not praise the god in this earth for all his worldly offerings? Initially, we misdirect our gratitude to worldly things instead of God - that is - until we come to learn and understand the truth about our life Source. Oh, but when our spiritual eyes have been opened and we begin to walk in the Light of Truth - we realize that we have way more than the world can ever offer us! The peace of God is ours to have and to keep. Jesus says so. The adversary disagrees. He's jealous about every ounce of our relationship with God. Hear me, he is not jealous of us. He is jealous of God. So, when we can recognize the busy, messy work he does to upset and disclaim our holy peace - we can respond in faith and infuriate him with his own jealousy! God's peace belongs to us, and the devil cannot not have it - not ever!