Today : Live In Peace
“Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all! Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.” Romans 12:16-18 (NLT)
God wants us to live in harmony with others. Of course this is easier said than done. Yet as God’s ambassadors, it is imperative that we really try. Ken Sande, the author of “The Peacemaker” writes, “Something significant happens when you decide to follow God’s instructions for relationships, especially His insights on conflict. When you focus on Him and His ways, you do more than cope. – When you glorify God by doing relationships according to His plan, you’re allowing God to reign in your life. You’re enjoying a powerful connection that alters your whole life. And it’s far more than personal. You’re also giving everyone around you a reason to respect and praise God’s fame.” Conflicts will come, but today choose God’s way of dealing with them. Turn it over to Him, live in harmony, don’t be proud, don’t think you know it all, don’t repay evil with evil and do all you can to be at peace with everyone.
Father, I need Your help with relationships. I get so frustrated. I need Your Holy Spirit to guide me and help me love others the way You do. Help me, guide me and empower me I pray in Jesus’ name.
TODAY’S VISUALIZATION & MEDITATION
I follow God’s way of peace
Sense yourself in conflict with someone. You can feel your blood pressure rising. Anger is building and you want to do something rash. But then Jesus comes and says, “There is another way of peace.” You feel His strength. You see His tenderness and sense His presence guiding you. Feel the joy build in your heart as you yield and choose to follow God’s way of peace.