Tuesday, February 19, 2013

People of Peace

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful" (Colossians 3:15, NASB).

Where do you go for air? What do you do to find peace?

A missionary once told me that when they look for people who can lead a Bible study on their own, they look for those who are a "people of peace." She looks for believers who find their peace in God, knowing that He has forgiven them and is leading them. They find solace in trusting God and having a relationship made right with Him.

When stress or anxiousness come, we can turn to God for understanding, wisdom, and direction on the next steps to take. There is peace and confidence in God when we have a mended relationship with Him. His grace in forgiveness and our faith in Him saves us and bring us under the guardianship of the Lord over all. He forgives and is here to help us walk as we follow Him.

Our Lord brings lasting peace. He made us, He has a genuine and lasting love for us, He wants to save us from destruction, and He wants to invite us into His presence for good. Let's pray that we find peace in Him.

Lord, thanks for sending Christ to us, to show us Your love. Help us be a people of peace, a people who fully trust in You and rely on You. Help us see ways to tell others more about who You are, so maybe they will come to experience this peace You bring. Amen.

An acoustic recording of "Psalm 63" by Kerith Worship - www.youtube.com. They have another one with great lyrics, "Drawing Near" - www.youtube.com - Kerith Worship.
Study based on the workbook HeartCall: Women Sharing God's Heart (Jaye Martin, 1999).