365 Days of Growing Together
Hi WR2W, what does it mean to us to live our life in peace? What does it mean to us to be in God’s perfect peace and not be disturbed by things going on around us? What is peace? Is it a state of tranquility where everything around us is still and our presence demands calmness? Today, I encourage each of us to enter a state of peace and create an environment in our heart where we are free from the spirit of vexation, frustration, anger, disorder, and any spiritual vice that would trigger a reaction of rage and a consequence we would eventually regret. “For God is not a God of disorder, but of peace” (1 Corinthians 14:33 NLT) and we should strive daily to exemplify the character of God. Let us not allow satan’s tactics to cause us to enter an ungodly place. A place of great darkness and one in which God may not allow His Hands to reach.
WR2W, no matter how hectic things are around us, and we feel like we are in a great storm, we need to learn to exercise the authority our Lord has given us and command “Peace, be still. And the wind [will] cease, and there [will be] a great calm” (Mark 4:39 KJV) in which nothing and no one could phase us. Oh, the peace of the Living God is the place we should long to be. Oh, the peace of our Lord, is the place we should pray to stay. “I listen carefully to what God the Lord is saying, for He speaks peace to His faithful people”, and we should not return to [our] foolish ways (Psalms 85:8 NLT). As we grow in the Lord, our spirit should rebel foolishness and the thought of entertaining such chaos should cause us to cringe. So today, let us release rivals (past or current), grudges, ill intentions, hearts of malice, and people who mean us no good. And for those of us who may know who these people are and their real intentions for us, let us wear the spirit of peace with grace and humility, and genuinely smile, wave, and keep it moving as the Women of God (WOG) we are, why? Because we were built to take the high road and not allow another person’s folly to make us foolish.
My sisters, God has allowed me to continuously come in contact with those who I know (through His revelation) have talked about me, prayed against me and all my endeavors, and hoped and is probably still hoping I do not succeed, but thank God for the blood of Jesus that covers me daily and keeps me from falling at the hands of my enemies. Because of God’s love and perfect peace, I can genuinely look at my enemies in the face and silently thank them for blessing me unknowingly because every time we make contact, and I do as God has instructed me, oh we, another blessing! I have learned to place each of them in the Master’s Hands and follow God’s instructions. I “don’t repay evil with evil. [I] don’t retaliate with insults when people insult [me]. Instead, [I] pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called [us] to do, and He will grant [us] His blessing. For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it” (1 Peter 3:9-11 NLT). This is my prayer for each of us today and every day. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true! May God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand, guard [our] hearts and minds as [we] live in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7 NLT). Amen!