We live in a world of turmoil, there are conflicts and stressful situations all around us. We are constantly seeking for peace that will endure. We are hoping that God or others will bring peace. It is one thing to pray for peace in situations and it is another thing to act in such a way as to bring peace into the situation. In the light of this, Jesus speaks to His disciples and tells them that they are to be issuers of peace. Matthew 10:13 “If the household is worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.”
Here Jesus is not saying that we should be calling out for His peace. Instead He says that we are to be the issuers of peace, that there is something about our peace that we can release into situations. As believers we have choices, we can try to get peace from the situations around us, or we can realize that because of our position and relationship with Jesus we have His peace upon us (John 16:33; 14:27). As Christians, we should be moving into situations and areas of conflict, knowing that we have something to provide, being confident that the Prince of Peace will work through us. To have the calmness necessary for this, our lives must be based upon the certainty that God is working in and through us. Then our peace can be extended to the places of struggle.
In your life, do you see yourself striving to get peace, or are you confident that God will bring peace, His peace through you?
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