For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. (Romans 8:5, 6 NKJV)
The Word makes it clear that your experience, your surrounding, everything about you is basically a result of the way you think. When you think spiritually minded thoughts, you get life and peace. When you don’t, you get death.
Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, (II Peter 1:2 NKJV)
This confirms the principle that your thought life produces a harvest in the natural realm. People are looking for peace to come externally from the outside of them into their circumstances. 2 Peter 1:2 reveals that peace comes through the knowledge of God. Peace in your life isn’t the absence of problems or challenging circumstances around you. God’s kind of peace is there, even in the midst of a storm. It resides on the inside. The peace on the inside of you will begin to change your circumstances on the outside.
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you. (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV)