The Peace of God
What one gift would you give the world? – Seize the light of God within your soul
– The gift of peace – What is the peace of God? – Peace is revealed through faith
and harmony – Peace begins within – “Heaven is your truer home and the angels are
your brethren” – The Song of God reveals the path – Letting shine the honor of your
peace – Reclaiming the holiness which once was set aside – Hold most firm the peace
of God, be kind to those who war – Warriors of light and peace – “Can you set aside
your fears and prove the strength of God?” – Heavenly Mother waits with eager heart
1 What one gift would you give the world to lift it from despair? What good act
of godly grace would you plant within the heart, to brighten well the darkest day
and to fill the world with hope? What one vision would you bravely dream to make
it come alive, to change forever the world around and fill it up with joy?
2 Would you now commit yourself to be a good example? Could you, yourself, become
the light which reveals the heart of God, chasing away the darkest shadows which
cloud the minds of men? Can you set aside your fears and prove the strength of God,
holding up before the world a faith which never fails?
3 If you, yourself, should so elect to stand as one with God, then stand you now
with humble heart and feel the power of my words, let go the shadows in your mind
and dwell within my light.
4 Seize hold your faith with all your might, let faith like rivers flow, and safely
there upon the waters you’ll rise above the tide; reach within your greater self
where treasures sweet abide, for there within your very soul the light of God still
5 Look beyond your lesser self and see the star of God, shining brightly through
the dark which seeks to overwhelm, guiding gently from afar with songs like anthems
ringing; and you, yourself, will be the song which fills the world with singing.
6 How then shall we begin, both you and I together? Hear then and I will tell you,
great wisdom I will give, to strengthen well both heart and mind to bind us both
together; you in me and I in you, two hearts to beat as one, joined together by godly
grace in the living of your life.
7 For peace, a gift I now would give; a peace with great assurance, drawn from love
and filled with visions greater than your fears, a peace beyond the ways of men,
beyond both war and strife, a peace that’s born within a dream which I myself would
8 Let this then be the gift which you would give the world, to live in peace amidst
the strife, to be a calm influence, greeting every man and woman with a gentle approbation;
soothing away the hurtful words, lifting up the fallen, holding up for all to see
the light which comes from God.
9 Proving yourself with every deed as one who walks with God, becoming yourself
a friend desired which others would seek to have, proving themselves as those most
eager to stand most close beside you, seeing in you a hopeful refuge in the midst
of frightful storms.
10 What then is the peace of God that you should seek to have it? What is the power
which makes it shine and prove a useful treasure? Do you know the first foundation
which you must seek to build?
11 For the peace of God is never found in the absence of your faith, neither is
it felt within when fear and doubt intrude, or when the mind in anger fumes and seeks
for some revenge; but is instead that quiet assurance that God is always near.
12 Know then that the peace of God is revealed in the harmony of your life, which
harmony is born of balance between the spirit and the body, causing that you should
accept with calm demeanor the events and circumstances of every day.
13 Possessing within your heart that certain knowledge that in all the affairs of
men and women a place for God is made, and in the knowing of God and Heaven are you
become as one most balanced in the midst of great opinions, causing that you should
judge little but love much.
14 Becoming yourself immune to strife and inward turmoil, being yourself in God
empowered to see beyond each present moment where darkness lies in wait, holding
fast to God instead to dwell in Heaven’s peace.
15 Stand you now as one with God and prove yourself most wise; for if you would
give to the world the peace of God, then must you first possess it; becoming yourself
that good example worthy of emulation, showing forth in word and deed a far more
better way, becoming yourself that very gift which God would seek to give.
16 Guard therefore the peace of God which you would seek to live, speaking gently
with all good humor in dealing with your life; enduring through an eager faith this
world of opposition, holding firm to God above while yet you dwell on earth.
17 Avoid therefore as if on tiptoe the snare of strong opinions, for angry words
becloud the mind to fill you with frustration; but become instead that quiet observer
which sees and hears yet does not deep imbibe, choosing instead to calmly tread while
still you seek to guide.
18 For Heaven is your truer home and the angels are your brethren, and in a place
beyond your dreams you walked beside your God; thus are you first and foremost a
citizen of Heaven, being in your present state a sojourner from afar, walking through
a native land in which you are a stranger.
19 How then shall you comport yourself in this land you call your home? How prove
yourself as someone worthy while striving to live in peace; becoming yourself as
someone kind whom others would seek to know?
20 Be therefore of peaceful mind when faced by strong debate, becoming yourself
as one most pliant before a raging wind; bending slightly as one most courteous while
rooted firm in place, holding on to all your faith while trusting in the Song.
21 For in this Song of God is found the way you ought to go, proving for you a path
of light which guides you through the darkness, showing forth within its pages a
life of greater worth, holding up before your eyes the likeness of God and Heaven.
22 Peace then be in your mind and in the words you speak, peace then be in all your
deeds in dealing with mortal men, peace then be in the air you breathe to touch the
very ethers, to be yourself the peace of God which God would seek to give.
23 Consider then the wars of men, this strife between the nations; for there are
many who speak of peace while yet they seek to war, being themselves as those confused
and filled with empty words; be not yourself as one entangled in the snares of violent
24 But be to them a light which shines and seeks to be a friend, lifting up before
their eyes the honor of your peace; speaking not with condemnation, neither filled
with bitter judgment, but gently standing forth as one who chooses peace instead.
25 For it is here appointed that you should reclaim such holiness as once was set
aside, having chosen yourself, for honor’s sake, to defend the realms of glory; to
preserve by sacrifice the holiness of God and Heaven, when there upon the battlefield
you faced a fearsome darkness.
26 Look around and deeply see this world in which you live, a world of war and bitter
strife, a world of hate and envy, a world where fear and endless greed do seek to
seize the mind; a world where shadows deeply prowl to take you by surprise.
27 Here again the battle rages between the darkness and the light, each seeking
some advantage, each side eager to take the prize and claim the final glory, to take
as captive the world of man or to set it free of war.
28 Thus do those of lesser vision make war because of pride, forcing upon the world
of man a burden filled with fear; casting deep within the mind the hurt of great
despair, always seeking through vain deceit to justify their cause.
29 Be not yourself as one deceived nor as one who is lured or baited, but hold most
firm the peace of God and remember who you are; standing firm within that faith which
fills you up with joy, holding on to things eternal to become again most holy.
30 Yet in such peace as you would live prove kind to those who war, for once before
most long ago you fought because of honor; hoping that by such a means you might
preserve the very realms, having yourself secured through force the holiness of Heaven.
31 Be you then as one who knows and proves most understanding, to speak with gentleness
and kind regard towards those who go to war; refraining yourself from words of judgment
or subtle condemnation, but being instead that child of God who proves a friend to
32 For you, yourself, are still a warrior who fights against the darkness, having
as your only standard the peace which comes from God, being yourself most firmly
guarded by faith and hope and trust, having as your only weapons the expression of
your joy and the fellowship of many others, holding up before the world this Song
which Heaven sings.
33 Be you then as one who shines, as one who walks with God, speaking gently with
joyful humor to lift the hearts of all; walking calmly through the storms which fiercely
rage about, seeing beyond the things which are to reveal the face of God.
34 Let go within such little fears as do most weigh you down, but choose instead
the peace of God and strength will inward rise; let flow the river of joy and hope,
let faith within you grow, and prove yourself that child of God which others would
seek to know.
35 What then makes the greatest gift which you can give the world? What shapes the
grace which you would live to fill the world with light? What is the vision which
you would live to make your dreams come true, to change forever your heart and mind
and make you sing with joy?
36 Will you now commit yourself to live the peace of God, setting aside your lesser
self to prove a good example? Can you shine and brightly glow within the darkest
night, holding up for all to see the joy you find in God?
37 Can you set aside your fears and prove the strength of God, revealing through
some good endeavor this faith which never fails; having as your only compass this
Song which Heaven sings and prove yourself that very gift which God would seek to
38 Come my child and do not linger, let go your inward doubts, but yield yourself
into my hands and I will make you strong. For strength is needed to live in peace
and courage is oft required, but of these things I freely give, if you will but receive.
39 So do not fear the ways of men but choose the ways of God, lifting up your heart
and mind to embrace the whole of men, seeing in each some noble person struggling
to be born, proving yourself a goodly midwife who delivers into life, the greater
soul of every man to fill the world with peace.
40 Let us now, both you and I, become as one together, and by our calm and joyful
efforts cast light upon the world; here a little, there a little, day by happy day;
adding always through good deeds the ways of faith and peace; quietly building year
by year the temple of the soul, where every man and every woman might find their
hope in God.
41 So here I wait, most noble child, for you to take my hand and walk with me upon
the way and prove a good companion, yielding up your lesser self to be as someone
greater; a bringer of peace and joyful light which heals and quickly brightens, chasing
away the fears of men to cast away the shadows, bringing them closer day by day to
dwell within the light.
42 Here I stand before your door and knock with eager heart, and if you answer to
let me in, then with you I will abide; to guide you gently through each day and give
to you good counsel.
43 And in my heart I’ll safely keep you, though men should outward rage, and seal
to you that greater portion which will lift you higher still, until at last you see
my face and dwell with me forever.