Friday, April 2, 2010

Peace challenge report!

Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trust in You.

Another month has gone by! This month Jenna did a challenge on peace.

During a busy month, this was a wonderful way to remember that God is my peace and with His peace in my heart, life is much... better! :)

1 Corinthians 14:33a
For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.

In a house like ours, life can get pretty hectic sometimes. Often I get frustrated because things feel out of control. As I worked on pursuing the peace of God in my heart, I was able to see more clearly, take a step back and remember that God is in control!

Colossians 3:15
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Another side of peace....

I can think of at least two different definitions for peace.

1) The kind of peace that you need when things feel crazy all around you. God gives us this peace so that even when the world seems to be spinning non-stop, we can still rest in Him.

2) Peace with others. Being a peacemaker in every relationship and situation, especially with our family in Christ.

Psalm 37:37
Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.

How do you think God feels when His children don't love each other? Probably much more sad than a human parent feels when siblings aren't getting along.

Psalm 34:14
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

All the time, you can be a peacemaker! Be the one who brings peace to every situation.

1 Corinthians 7:15b
God has called us to live in peace.

Remember that God wants us to find peace in Him. Memorizing and meditation on some of these verses really helped me this month. Thinking about them when you're not feeling very peaceful actually brings peace to your heart!

Psalm 29:11
The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses
His people with peace.

In Christ,

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