Living at Peace with Others
It is really easy to live at peace and harmony with peaceable people, people who are mannerly and kind, and make an effort to do the right thing. But it does take a lot sometimes to live with the unlovely and to be kind to difficult people.
Romans 12:18 If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
But you know, God doesn’t call us to love the lovely. When Jesus came to the earth, he often ate with the publicans, the tax collectors, and all the unruly folk of his time. My goodness, even his very disciples were very rough people!
But what did Jesus do? He made friends with them. And by befriending them, he won many hearts to God’s goodness and grace.
God gives the key
God also gives us the key. That if our ways please Him, even people who are our ‘enemies’ can be at peace with us.
Proverbs 16:7 When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
So, the next time you see someone you really can’t tolerate because you may not like their attitudes or persuasions in life, remember that if you please the Lord, then you can be at peace with the seemingly unruly people.
We are encouraged by the Word to live in peace, as far as it depends on you (that means it’s your choice), with everyone. Let’s pray.
Prayer for Overwhelming Peace and Harmony
My God still sits on the throne! Heavenly Father, thank You that I go from glory to glory and by this my lifestyle can be changed forever.
Thank You Lord for preparing the path for me and leading me into righteousness. I am transformed by the name of Jesus Christ! You are my God, and in You, wonderful Father, I trust.
Living in Harmony
The goodness of God will follow us as we continually spread the love of Jesus with one another.
Psalms 37:4-5 Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass.
Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing. But in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
I surrender everything
I declare that Jesus reigns on high and His light shines brightly through me. Lord, I surrender everything to you and pray that as I interact with others, You will bring the right people into my life.
Lead me and help me to stay focused on You and follow Your plan. I declare that my dreams and goals will be realized in Jesus name.
Romans 12:16-18 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
Give us Wisdom
As I go from day to day, let me saturate my mind and heart with Your word, Father, so I will gain wisdom and understanding.
Shape my desires to Your desires, in Jesus mighty name, So Be it, Amen and Amen!
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
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