Monday, September 10, 2018

The God of PEACE


Let God arise, Let His enemies be scattered;  Let those also who hate Him flee before Him, As smoke is driven away, So drive them away; As wax melts before the fire, So let the wicked perish at the presence of God. But let the righteous be glad; Let them rejoice before God; Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly. (Psalm 68:1-3)
Wars, battles, fights, arguememts, disagreements. . .seems like there no peace and never will be peace, in our world, our nation or even within our homes and churches. We are always disagreeing or complaining about what is not right! 

Yet God is the God of Peace (Romans 15:33). He offers Peace. He IS Peace! However, we must accept Him and live out His Peace in our lives and express it to others.

We live in a world of confusion and uncertainty. There seems to be no real truths anymore. But this is the world, not God! We, His people, need to step up and step out. We need to be seen and heard. This is not a time to shrink back, but to rise up and offer "Peace be with you!" (John 20:10) 

As Jesus appeared to His followers after His resurrection, He no doubt knew the troubles they would face. Yet He offered PEACE. He gave them instruction to "Go", (Matthew 28:19-20) not shrink back into the crowd or hide behind church walls. So let's GO!!!! Give Peace, offer Peace, share Peace, be at Peace.....the only way people will see and expereice Peace is through the Prince of Peace living inside of us! 

Lord, help me to not only be at Peace with You but push me out into this world to share Your Peace with everyone I come in contact with today!

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