Thursday, September 24, 2009

Peace


Webster's definitions: To be, become, or keep silent or quiet.


Okay, so maybe when it's loud or chaotic you mom might say "I need some peace!" Or something like that, and that's is true, we need to keep peace and order. This verse, I think, symbolizes that:


"May the Lord bless you...and give you peace" - Numbers 6:24


"A child has been born...and he is named...Prince of Peace"- Isaiah 9:6


Jesus was an example of peace and therefore was called 'The Prince of Peace'. God also commands:

"Return no one evil for evil...live at peace with everyone" -Romans 12:17

That’s a hard one to live out. We’re not perfect, and of course we’re going to make mistakes. We are going to get into a fight with someone and we’re not going to live at peace with everyone! But that’s definitely not the way to think, even if it is true. We need to think “Well, God commanded it, so I’m going to do the best I can with His help.” God can do anything and he can definitely help you to live at peace with others.

The other part of peace is this:


‘Living at peace with what is in your life.’ God has everything under control. It is wrong to say: “Well if God would….” , “If only God could….” , “Why won’t God….” .

No! God has it under control! He know how to fix it and can! Don’t ever say, “If only God could…” Of course He can! Whether He chooses to or not is His decision and whether or not you’re going to live with His decision is your decision.

Peace, brothers and sisters in Christ!

-Andrea




2 comments:

Lindsay said...

Great post, Andrea! Thank you for sharing that today. :)

~ Blessings,
Lindsay

Maggie said...

Great post! We talked about peace in Bible class today, maybe God has a message for me...we will just have to wait! :)