Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Galatians 5:22











Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fruit of the Spirit - Peace

Peace is a very important Bible concept; not just world peace, but inner peace. I truly believe that is where it has to begin, with our own inner peace. If we are peaceful inside we are better able to handle anything that comes at us on any given day. If we don't let others effect our peace, we have begun the journey. This takes training, discipline and time to cultivate, but it can be done. It is a goal I am working on, but I've a long way to go. Meditation and contemplative/centering prayer are helping me gain the inner peace I desire and, of course, spending time daily reading His word and through study.

The Bible says we are to "Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it,' according to Psalm 34:14. A believer's heart should not be troubled because, not only did Jesus leave us His peace, He gave it to us. (John 14:27). We are to strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind and live in peace. (II Corinthians 13:11)

If we have faith, we have peace with God. (Romans 5:1)

A prayer from "365 Pocket Prayer," by Ronald A. Beers.

Dear Jesus,
So many things rob me of peace - conflict, uncertainty, busyness, worry, fear. How can I have peace amid so much turmoil? Lord, I want to have the quiet, unshakable peace that comes from placing my trust fully in you, the same peace that allowed you to go to the cross on my behalf. Help me to rest in the knowledge that my treasure is truly in heaven. Amen

Psalm 4:8
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord,
Make me dwell in safety.

James 3:18
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Gratitude (prompts from aholyexperience.come)
3 Gifts hard giving thanks for
1. Criticism
2. Comparisons
3. Illness

Phil 1:4
In all my prayers for all of you,
I always pray with joy.

Blessings,
Deborah








5 comments:

  1. I totally agree and am working on this aspect of my life as well. Here are a couple of my favorite verses relating to Peace.

    Isaiah 57:19
    ...Peace,peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.

    2 Thessalonians 3:16
    Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means...

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    1. Thanks for sharing your favorite versus, Sara. Always appreciated. Blessings.

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    2. verses. It won't let me edit.
      *sigh*

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  2. Another angle...

    Shalom means peace, and is rooted in the word שלם (shaleim), which means completion. Without peace, there can be no completion...

    (From Chabad.org)

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