The relaxed state of repose which comes from faith in an
eternally-active sovereign personal God.
I am calm and cheerful. I share my inner peace and happiness with
others. Because the Spirit is accomplishing God's Kingdom
purposes, I need not exhaust myself in tension and pressure in a
corporate rat-race; I stand alongside the treadmill, helping
others step off.
I am composed and collected in the face of chaos.
My friends know me to be steady and balanced.
I am not afraid to be Edenic
in a competitive, dog-eat-dog culture.
My desire to be serene pleases God.
People around me can depend on me to be cool and collected.
The Spirit empowers me to be poised and balanced.
People describe me as
Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,
Like a weaned child with his mother;
Like a weaned child is my soul within me. Psalm 131:2
He who has knowledge spares his words,
And a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.
But He said to them, "Why
are you fearful, O you of little faith?"
Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a
And He said, "My
Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
'Behold, a son shall be born to you,
who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his
enemies all around. His name shall be Solomon, for I will give
peace and quietness to Israel in his days.
1 Chronicles 22:9
For David said, "The LORD God of
Israel has given rest to His people, that they may dwell in
1 Chronicles 23:25
This book of the Law shall not depart out of thy mouth:
but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest
observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then
thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good
-- Joshua 1:8
Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom
He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these
He also glorified.
-- Romans 8:30
This isn't that New Age
"Positive Thinking" stuff, is it??