Perfect Peace

Perfect Peace

There’s a wise and ancient recipe:

Desire nothing

and you shall have peace

Wise, yes

And simple too

But incomplete

Here’s how to complete it:

Desire nothing but God

and you shall have everything.


Today is Pentecost Sunday, commemorating the day when the Holy Spirit came down and filled Christ’s followers, making complete Isaiah’s promise.

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27 Responses to Perfect Peace

  1. Simple wisdom from the ancients. Thanks for the reminder, Mitch.

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  2. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

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  3. So much of an e x h a l e in your post this morning thank you Mitch. “Desire nothing but God and you shall have everything.” Thank you. The more simple the words, the more profound the effects. Wishing you a faith filled Sunday! Andrea

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  4. numrhood says:

    have you uploaded isaiah 51:3 & isaiah 39:3
    they say create thee a clean heart
    you shall fall unto the mountains of israel
    does isaiah has both chapters 39 & 51

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  5. revruss1220 says:

    Amen. Wishing you a Spirit-filled Day of Pentecost. Thanks for this post.

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  6. Heidi Viars says:

    Mitch, this post made take a deep breath. Then a quote by Jim Elliott came to mind,
    “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

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  7. Salem Andero says:

    Word of Life
    Thanks for the short and weighty piece.

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  8. Amen, brother! Our Lord is surely more than enough: even if it takes loosing absolutely everything to realize that it’s a fantastic outcome. He knows all, can do all, has done all in the Lord Jesus Christ and works only absolute good: seek, follow, depend upon fully, you will not be dissatisfied!

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  9. God is the true and only source of perfect peace. Thank you for the reminder.

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  10. numrhood says:

    can you tag isaiah chapters 39 & 51
    are they in the same topic

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  11. myplace3187 says:

    Hello Mitch I hope this finds you in good health. I have nominated you for ” The Mystery Blogger Award “. It is on my page already Mitch. I hope I can count on you to do this award.

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  12. Dear Dream says:

    Well said! God alone is sufficient. He will give us perfect peace.

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  13. Awesome… love this!

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