The word peace is used so much, perhaps we have forgotten the meaning. It means quiet and tranquility.
The word acquaint and means to cause to know personally, to become familiar, to cause to know firsthand––all of which implies there must be a degree of intimacy.
God is telling us that if we come to know him in this way, we will be in peace.
Seeking God is not hard to do; it does, however, require the desire to get to know Him personally. To know Him in this way, we must get our Bibles out and start reading His word. This will tell us everything about Him, how much He loves us, and all the ways He will bless us. In Colossians 1:20, you find out He gave His only son to die on a cross, and through His blood reconciled all of us to Him. It tells you how you can have peace, His peace, regardless of what is going on around you. With everything that is going on in the world today, the only way we can have peace is through Him. We can come to know Him in a way that forever changes our lives.
When we first meet someone, we do not know them well. The more time we spend with them, though, the better we come to know them, and they come to know us. Through this process we become friends. They know what we like and what we do not like, and we develop a closeness that only good friends can have. It is the same way with God. The more we read His word, the deeper our friendship grows. Just so you know, He longs for us to have this closeness with Him.
If you finish reading that scripture, you will see it says: good shall come unto thee.
What is it saying? That God’s good will come unto us. Psalm 34:10 tells us, “But they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.” I have found it peaceful to be able to sit and talk with God about things going on in my life sharing with Him how I feel and telling Him things I need. There is a comfort in knowing He loves me; He wants to give me His best. It is also gratifying to know that if I ask Him for something that is not good for me, He will not give that to me but will give me what is right for me. That is always something better. This gives me peace.
The fact that God wants a closeness with you and me is wonderful. He loves us unconditionally.
In talking with Him, let us not forget to listen too. God speaks to us if we will but listen. Be still, listen, hear what he wants to share with us.
The Complete Jewish Bible puts it this way: “Learn to be at peace with God; this way good will come [back] to you.”
Prayer: Lord, each day let me stop and give thanks for the day you are giving me and for all you are doing for me throughout the day. Put your desire in my heart to know you better. To have a close friendship with you where I stay in peace knowing you are with me. I want to thank you in advance for your good that you are giving me not just today, but all through my life. I treasure our relationship and pray it grows deeper every day. You know me like the back of your hand, for you created me. I want to know you in the same way. I want to know what you think and how you feel. I want to be one with you. In Jesus Name.Amen