Monday, February 15, 2010


I think many people have a messed up view of what peace actually is. I searched google asking, "what does peace mean to you?"

These are some of the responses I saw:

"To live in harmony with my environment."
"Finding closure on hurtful issues from the past."
"No fighting and war."
"A thing that will never happen, a great theory, but impossible."
"Unity, getting along."
"Peace means going to bed with a smile on your face knowing that you made someone else smile."

Most people think that peace just isn't possible. Because to them, peace is being happy; no war, no arguing, no debates... that is what people with a worldly view define peace as. Here are my thoughts on this issue, and how you can have peace in your life.
Before you begin: If you have questions about salvation, or whether or not you are really saved, please read the post that I have linked here.
First of all, I think you have to have a knowledge of God, and how totally and completely awesome He is.

Matthew 8:27 (New International Version)

27The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!"

Psalm 65:5-8 (New International Version)

5 You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness,
O God our Savior,
the hope of all the ends of the earth
and of the farthest seas,

6 who formed the mountains by your power,
having armed yourself with strength,

7 who stilled the roaring of the seas,
the roaring of their waves,
and the turmoil of the nations.

8 Those living far away fear your wonders;
where morning dawns and evening fades
you call forth songs of joy.

God is Creator, Sustainer, and Giver of life. He is Author and Redeemer. He is Forgiving, Honest, and much more!

With that knowledge of how amazing God is, you can fear the Lord. Now, the kind of fear I am talking about is not a scared, afraid fear. According to wikipedia it is wonder and awe of the Lord. And with that fear comes wisdom.

Proverbs 9:10 (New International Version)

10 "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

I have always wanted to be wise. King Solomon was/is (will always be) the wisest man in the world. I have to say I envy him a bit. I mean, seriously, he could probably tackle my obnoxious, super-confusing science book in a week and totally understand it. Me on the other hand... *rolls eyes* let's just say science and I don't really see eye to eye. Unfortunately. :P

Wisdom is something that is really awesome. But the thing is, it can only come from God. I mean yeah, maybe you can go to Harvard and get this awesome degree, conquer the world and become President. But look at how much good that has done for our President. Does he really have the kind of knowledge that is needed to lead our country? No. Because he hasn't immersed himself in God's Word. The key to peace is wisdom. Says Solomon: (inspired by God Himself :)

Proverbs 3:13-17 (New International Version)

13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding,

14 for she is more profitable than silver
and yields better returns than gold.

15 She is more precious than rubies;
nothing you desire can compare with her.

16 Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are riches and honor.

17 Her ways are pleasant ways,
and all her paths are peace.

Did you catch that last part? Her (wisdom's) ways are pleasant and peaceful! Those three steps are the way to have absolute peace in your life. By all means, I'm not saying that life will be easy! But you will always have that hope and peace, that comes only from the Lord!

So now, I challenge you to share this peace that you have found! Don't keep it to yourself. I'm sure all of you know at least one person who doesn't know the Lord, and the wonderful peace that comes with salvation. Invite your friend to go see a movie, then bring them back to your house so you can talk. Ask them if they have peace in their life. And if they don't... well, you will know what to tell them, right? :)

Have a wonderful, peaceful week in the Lord!

Your Sister in Christ,


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