For one who is prone to anxiety like myself, peace is a treasure. I think the Lord has accomplished a milestone in my life as I have been experiencing peace- pure, restful peace.
Part of my transformation comes from more revelation of who He is. That gives me peace. Part of it is HIM showing Himself faithful in answering prayers. I have seen His hand at work so magnificently the past several years, I am warmed to the core when I think about His marvelous works! The radical change is in my prayer life. I have been learning-deeply learning- about prayer. I am overcoming prayerlessness in areas where I was "responsible" before.
I recall a few years back when the Lord was getting my attention on this...My husb. and son were having a conflict. My usual response was to get in and try to fix it (I am a woman-fixing relationship problems is my job -right?) This time, I was sitting behind the scene and turned my eyes toward Jesus. I said, "Lord, please help them to sort this out."
Do you know that it only took a matter of seconds and the entire atmosphere of the living room was changed!! I witnessed a miracle right before my eyes (and that right after the one that took place in my heart!) Well, you can bet that experience encouraged my shift of responsibility off of me and onto One who was able.
Since I am still "woman" I am still learnin', but three cheers for the One who is refiner and former of this clay lump called "me".
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
I am reminded suddenly of the song I sang way back when with my kids..."He's still workin' on me, making me what He wants me to be...took Him just a week to make the moon and stars, the sun and the earth and jupiter and mars. How loving and faithful He must be...He's still workin' on me."