Hearing that someone is going through personal turmoil at this time of the year reminds me that God’s plan, through Jesus Christ, was for us to have a personal grasp on His peace for our lives.
You can’t read the Christmas story in the gospels without reading verse fourteen of the second chapter of Luke in the New Testament. “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth PEACE, goodwill toward men!” God intended we live with His PEACE each day of our lives. Jesus was giving direction in the book of John 14:27, “PEACE I leave with you. My PEACE I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Actually, as a believer we are walking in the PEACE He gives us. There is no way that our fleshly peace can win, only His. The Book of John 16:33 says, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have PEACE . In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Here in God’s Word are several scripture references to His PEACE:
Romans 5:1, “…we have PEACE with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 7:15, “…But God has called us to PEACE.”
2 Corinthians 13:11, “…Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in PEACE; and the God of love and PEACE will be with you.”
Philippians 4:7, “…and the PEACE of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
Colossians 3:15, “And let the PEACE of God rule in your hearts…”
Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the PEACEMAKERS for they shall be called sons of God.”
Declare to your spirit man that you will not allow turmoil, friction and offense rule you. Speak these scriptures into the depths of your being and rid your heart of anything that does not manifest the PEACE of God. This is Christmas 2015, so please enjoy every moment it brings. The saying, “Jesus is the Reason for the Season,” is so true.
A PRAYER: “Lord Jesus, let me walk in your PEACE and be a PEACEMAKER!”
Blessings to all!
(All scriptures are NKJV)