Friday, May 29, 2015

be a person of peace

Right in front of us are the answers we are asking for.  God gave us the Bible with direction, inspiration and His words.  They are intended to bring light in to the dark world we live in as well as to answer the questions we are asking.  It is at times like this that we need to be reminded to stop and read, then respond and act.

Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.

We honor God by working well with others.  He didn’t save us or leave us here to do our own thing.  Peace comes when we hear from God and respond with other people according to His purpose.

And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Following Him leads to being blessed by Him.  We are asking the questions.  We really want the answers and desire the best for those we come in contact with.  Some of those people are tied to us because of family, where we live or our purpose.  Other people come along side us during the journey.

Keep on asking.  Keep on the journey.  God is ready and willing to supply what is needed as well to give significance.

Mark 1:41  NLT
Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!”

The response, combined with others of life faith, comes down to the reality of making a difference and showing compassion just like Jesus did while He was on earth.  Jesus was and is willing to make a difference.  The choice is ours to respond.

James 3:18  NLT
And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

Plant seeds of peace.  Those seeds will go a long way for us and for others.

I was recently in a conversation with a group of church planters.  The conversation quickly turned to the topic of people who are “men of peace”.  Often these are the people who come along side you to help open doors of ministry, Gospel and even salvation for those who are seeking something.  God desires to build up many people to be men or peace and women of peace.

Let God use your influence o bring others His kind of peace.

Working together for God’s purpose brings peace to us and to others.

Having God supply our needs brings large amounts of His peace.

Showing compassion brings the peace of God to others.

We plant peace by living for Jesus each us.

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