I don’t like this verse.
Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ”
Seriously. I don’t.
Think about it – if you want God’s peace then you have to give up understanding. It’s not a given that you won’t understand, but you can’t make it a requirement either.
OK, I am going to throw a tantrum. Picture me laying on the floor kicking and screaming, “I want to understand, I won’t to understand, I won’t to understand!”
What I am learning the hard way is that if you have to understand then:
1. You Don’t Get Peace
2. You are being Led By Your Mind and Not Your Spirit. The sons of God are led by the Spirit of God (Romans 8:14).
3. You Can’t be Led by a God You Don’t Understand. This means you will have to bring Him down to your level which is an extremely hard thing to do.
But doesn’t He want me to understand? Yes. But He wants you to trust first. Trust in Him as a Father, as a good God, not because He is logical to you and His plan meets your approval.
My battle is described in John 6:61 “Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you?”
Yea it offends me! My mind doesn’t like being left out. It gets mad, desperate, and fights for control.
Am I the only one?
Revelation by Spirit before Understanding with the Mind
Yeah! it’s sorta like being told to wear a clown outfit to church on Easter Sunday ; my mind doesn’t really like it – but there’s something about daring to trust that’s really kinda exciting – and my response is “OH MAN! what are you going to do with this one God ? It better be Good! It’s another -YOU! Get out of the boat – with both feet If you really want to be like Peter!
And some times everybody just needs a good laugh – but Jesus doesn’t let you sink! – Notice Peter only “BEGAN” to sink….and I bet they all laughed all the way home!