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Monday; August 6

How many of us are at peace?We live in a time of constant chaos – both internally and externally.The violence of the world and an anxiety of the spirit can cause us to lose sleep and, maybe more damaging, lose hope. When the Apostle Paul was finishing his letter to the church in Philippi he encouraged them to find peace in their lives.As he began his summary he explained, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4-7).While the payoff in this passage is peace and tranquility, he outlines a couple of characteristics that can enhance our peaceful existence.First of all, he tells Christians they should find joy.Isn’t it odd that he should have to encourage believers …