I am not going to give a prescription of peace here. But, I am going to give an old formula based in the Bible. This worked many centuries , and it will work today in our 21 century. Yes , It is okay , you may criticize this but do not let your curious mind stop you to enter to the given peace of God , in whatever era you are in , this is your answer. Do not go anywhere. This will heal you.Let’s dive in.
1- Simcha ( is Hebrew word) it means gladness , joy and celebration.
To be consistent in the state of happiness we need to enter in a different era. Jewish people normally call this word when there is a festive like a wedding or a great ceremony of someone else life. I want us to consider this . Apostle Paul use this word which is translated for us as Rejoice , always rejoice. A person who have joy and happy heart can serve others better not like a person with a depressed heart. Let Simcha overflow your inner being as book of Philippians 4 : 4 says. Let our names change to Simcha , a joyful person , who is willing to give joy to others. Also , we got an advantage from old time people , we got the Holy Spirit in our hearts , means now we got the double joy in our souls. Rejoice always in all your situations.
2- Be Sober – Speak the truth all the time to all your human interaction
The second part of our formula is be honest and forgive others fast. We , the Humans, sometimes takes loads of time to forgive someone , speaking of truth would be a hard task for most of us. But , not you have to , you need to do it, This part is not a command but a desire! Are you willing put others first? Are you willing speak truth all the time no matter what? Being Sober means being your real you, and know what’s the real deal. This is what Brene Brown says:
“When I got sober, I thought giving up [alcohol] was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.” So Let it be and let us learn to be Sober. I need this one badly.
3- Be Chassid( this is a Hebrew word – selfless )A Chassid does everything with vitality, joy and passion
The Third pill we need to take is Chassid. A Chassid person gives others with a generous and joyful heart. As you’ve taken Sichma in the first part above, now you are ready to be a Chassid. This is not something you want to live on your own instead , you are thinking of others too. You want to be involved and help them in their physical needs. Why do i need this Chassid? Because it helps to be a better human , a more passionate heart that is where take me one more step closer to my creator. I don’t need to think about my self only ( of course you have to look after yourself ) I can be a kind of human to reach to the poor community ( if i can ). If I am struggling to be selfless , then somehow the formula not going to work and we are not entering the complete state of peace of God.
4- Don’t be anxious (Matthew 6 : 25 )
The fourth pill of peace – is the most important part of our formula. Be anxious for nothing. There are tones of information out there, from old tradition till to new tradition way to give you guidance how to not be anxious. Even there are physical medical pills for not being anxious. But I’d like to address this if we have anxious heart and mind , it means we have not done the whole three parts (pills) above. We simply ignore them and take the situation our hands rather God’s hands. For this body and life you need to be thankful(part 6 ). Do not worry about tomorrow or the future. The reality is we do not know what will happen in the next hour or minute. All we know that we have a creator , A God of universe who knows everything. plus , we are not meant to be in this body forever, So , Adonai Controls our time. He knew you before you born, And He knows about how you’ve been terrified of your very fist day at work. And How you learnt to walk for the very fist time, Because He is is our Father , and which Father forgets his child?
5- Be in Prayer
This part gives you confidence to take further walk in His peace. You are talking to unseen God, Whom has been with you all the way from your mother’s womb till now. Have a real conversation and tell all your needs, tell your loved ones needs , tell your city’s needs, tell your country’s needs and Tell Him , how this world treat you. Then you will be able to pour out your heart in a way you have peace in the darkest hours. Because you know how much a prayer can change you and others. You know the importance of prayer because it changes the things around. If you do not know how to talk , just start with a simple words, And read the Bible and in this way the person of God will speak to you and teach you how to prayer as you got the Holy Spirit in you.
6- Give Hoda’yah( this is a hebrew word ) Give thanks , be thankful , Gratitude
of your heart
After , you’ve done all 5 parts above you got a gratitude heart, full of thankfulness. You know God will answer you, You are thanking for all things. You know God got you and your family and others. You are giving Hoda’yah with full heart of Simcha , Sober , not worrying for anything and prayer. You find any opportunity to give thanks to God. And you are really thankful for this life and the next life ahead. You look forward to a bright future with a thankful heart. How Good to give thanks to God?
7- Shalom Adonai will be with you
Now , you’ve done all 6 part above well, as God rested after 6 days creation, It is time for you to receive God’s rest in your soul. The peace of God will be with you. You know how to have peace these days?
Have Simcha , Be Sober , Be Chassid ,Don’t be anxious, Be in Prayer , Give Thanks and Shalom
Hope this helps you and make you many more steps closer to God.
Based On Philippians 4: 4- 7