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Peace is My Attitude

Good Morning Ladies (and few gents),

A Thought for the Day: “Hearing God is part of being healed by God.” extracted from When God? by Kelly Balarie.

Well, we have reached the end of my writing week. And I would like to close with our focus on the word peace. Peace is something sorely lacking in our communities, but it does not have to remain that way.

Although they plot against you, their evil schemes will never succeed. Psalm 21:11 NLT

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. Psalm 4:8 NLT

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 NLT

GiG, there are numerous verses in the Holy Bible that remind us, encourage us, and strengthen us with the truth about peace. I’ve just cited three.

First things First, Jesus is the Prince of Peace, and by dying on the cross He brought us peace with God. This week I was reminded, up close and personal, that many I encounter on a regular basis have experienced neglect or abuse, a sinful lifestyle, addictions, and broken relationships. I don’t know about you, but peace was especially sweet when I first experienced salvation.

Ah, but don’t get this twisted; we’re not supposed to just have peace when we’re first saved, then watch it fade to be replaced by a troubled mind again. No, no, no, no, no! Instead God’s desire is that Christ’s peace stays with us and rules in our hearts daily; no matter what’s going on in our home, community, state or country. It’s not rocket science, but one would think so as these disciplines are sorely neglected. Are we spending time every day praying, reading God’s Word, and praising Him. Remember praise after the fact is gratitude but praise before we see the results is faith.

GiG, we will have perfect peace when we love and trust God, because then we won’t worry about calamities, feel condemned over our stumbling and bumbling.

  • Respect ourselves—no negative self-talk

  • Respect others—don’t cause harm to any one else whether real or perceived

  • Respect our environment—be mindful of all that God has given for us to steward and not worship the land

GiG, peace with God does not always mean a calm time of happiness. The salvation that Jesus comes with a price: conflict against evil. But in the end, all who trust in Him experience the peace of eternal life.

May we be encouraged to respond. So, when our hearts are filled with peace, we can live in peace with others. Let’s go bring peace into troubled relationships and situations around us. We have the Prince of Peace dwelling richly in us.

Called to serve and encouraging others to thrive,

DEA: Embracing a Just Be Joyful Life 2020: Laughing, Loving, and Living Life That Extends Far Beyond My Circumstances

 

Little Rock, AR, USA

©2020 BY LAKISHA M. JOHNSON MINISTRIES.