God’s Peace

God gives us the choice to use our life to either serve Him, self or Satan (John 3:16-18). We human beings search for peace all of our life, usually exploring all the wrong places, until we find Christ. When God’s Spirit reveals the reality of Christ to us, we turn from the dark life of separation from God to the spiritual walk of light and life (Romans 8:9).

There are two types of spiritual peace. One is peace with God, and the other is the peace of God. Both of these transcend any earthly peace we experience. They are true and present within us, regardless of our outer circumstances. God’s peace blesses us in every area of our life.

Peace with God comes when we surrender our life to Christ and trust Him to save us from our sins. He leads us in His daily will for us as we reject the influence of the world, the flesh and Satan (1 Thessalonians 1:9; John 3:16-17; Ephesians 2:10). God wraps us in His wisdom and strength. As children of God, we receive all the benefits of adoption into God’s Kingdom through our unity with Jesus, God’s Son and Heir (Acts 26:18).

The peace of God is a fruit of His Spirit, which we receive at salvation. It manifests in us as we rely on His Spirit instead of our human strength and accomplishments. We allow the peace of God to rule in our heart and to affect our body, soul and spirit (Colossians 3:15). We live by the faith of God’s Son, who dwells in us by His Spirit, and we trust Him to work out everything in our life for our good (Galatians 2:20; Romans 8:28).

Prayer:
Father God, we can never receive more of You than we have at Salvation, because You move into our spirit with all the attributes and power of the Trinity. However, we can enjoy more intimacy with You in correlation to how much time we spend with You each day. The more of our flesh, which we surrender to the Cross of Christ, the more of Your fullness we experience (Ephesians 3:19). We can never control life, but You always work things out for our good (Romans 8:28). In the midst of the storms of life, Your peace keeps us calm within and gives us wisdom for every situation, which we face (John 14:27).

Thought for the Day:
As His Word dwells within us, God’s peace, which defies human comprehension, guards and rules in our soul – our mind, choices and emotions. – Colossians 3:16; Philippians 4:7

The Majesty of God

Authentic children of God have a clear understanding of the satisfaction, significance, security and true success that comes to those who wait on God. A life in Christ brings deep fulfillment, peace, joy and unity with our triune God. Only as we follow God’s will for our life, can we actually, effectively reach His goals for us, because God works in us for His infinite pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). The ways of God are beyond human comprehension, so we rely on His Spirit who is our guide.

God invisibly works in our life, leading us by His Spirit as we seek Him first, and acknowledge His will in everything we think, feel, say and do (Proverbs 3:5-6). God’s Spirit turns the ordinary events of life into extraordinary feats, which no human being could ever orchestrate. God uses the homemaker, the car mechanic and the door-to-door salesman as much as the world famous evangelist. The kitchen table, the soccer game and the boardroom are God’s pulpit.

God brings His grace and peace into every moment of our life as we keep our focus on Him (Isaiah 26:3; 2 Corinthians 1:2). He gives us His cavernous compassion and caring comfort for every aspect of our life; and He teaches us, by first hand experience, how to comfort others whom He brings into our life. As the family of God, we share in each other’s suffering, and we also share in one another’s joys (2 Corinthians 1:3-7), and we all set our hope on Christ in us (Colossians 1:27).

God calls His children to spread the sweet aroma of the wondrous blessings, which God has in store for us, to anyone who will give us time from their day. These people are perishing in their sin and shame, filled with conceit and satisfied in their rebellion and pride. They will certainly spend an eternity in the flames of hell, if we fail to offer them God’s gift of Salvation through Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 2:14-15). The time is short. Let us be about our Father’s business (Luke 2:49).

Prayer:
Father God, we trust in Your wisdom when we see the growing depravity, unrest and insecurity in the world around us. We devote every fiber of our being for Your use in every aspect of the life You have given us (Ephesians 2:10). You are the God who spoke creation into existence, and You are the God who healed the woman with a life-long illness (Genesis 1; Luke 8:43-48). You give Your children cause to rejoice at the prayers You answer as the result of us calling on You every moment of our life.

Thought for the Day:
God cares about every aspect of our life and brings His majesty into every moment of our day.