Last month our theme was “Peace.” We all seek peace in our lives. It’s so prevalent, we find peace signs on everything from kids socks to graffiti and tattoos. We often lack the patience to believe it’s possible for God to bring this amazing experience into our lives or we rely on others to make it happen instead of Him.
Like learning anything, it takes time to get good at a new thing. Guitar players practice their skills to improve. Artists practice. Heck a doctor’s office is called his “practice.” Ironic don’t you think?
The best way to begin to see and experience God’s peace in our lives is to start, to practice. It’ll take patience to keep trying and striving, but this is true for anything worth doing.
How can we start?
Whenever we want to grow in some area of our spiritual life the best place to start is prayer. If you aren’t sure how to start, heare are some prayers or prayer ideas to give you a place to start.
To find the peace God wants to give, we need to dig into His word and see exactly what He says on the matter.
Check out these ideas:
As we pray and read the Bible, we discover how our desire for peace stirs our emotions. I wrote a few articles about these.
Then, through patience and persistence, we will begin to experience His peace in our marriage. We find…
He uses my garbage to build His garden.
We become willing to bring it.
God’s peace will pervade our parenting style, though it will take time.
He helps me to wisely discipline.
Even though we long to be their best friend.
Peace will wrap itself around us wherever we go.
At the movies:
At work/with friends:
When thing seem their worst:
No matter what anyone says:
Jesus’ kind of peace doesn’t look like the symbol we see on street signs and clothing, but it reaches inside our hearts and affectots our whole life. It makes us feel like:
It’s possible to Live in Hell and be Happy.
May the peace of God be with you today.