Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Advent: Peace: Wednesday

“Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessings, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his eats are attentive to their prayer.” – 1 Peter 3: 9-12
What is the definition of peace? Webster’s New World Dictionary defines it as freedom from war, a state of harmony, serenity, or quiet. The Bible says we are too seek the Lord with all our hearts and in return , He will give us peace that passes all understanding (Philippians 4:7). 

The peace we receive from knowing the Lord extends far beyond our outward circumstances—even when we are not in a state of harmony—going directly into our hearts, soul, and mind. It is a peace that enables us to live in harmony with one another, to love as brothers, to be compassionate and humbles. And because of this gift, we are able to do good deeds and show sincere love to others from the overflow of this wonderful peace.

Dear Jesus,

Make our hearts desire to seek You and Your peace, that we may do good and inherit Your blessings. We make this prayer in Your name.


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