Has some part of your life died? Has some part of your life fallen apart? Has some part of your life needed new breath? Has some part of your life needed help to be born again?
Are you needing help? Are you feeling cut off? Will you invite the Spirit of the Lord into your heart? Will you invite the Spirit into your life and come back to life? Will you invite Jesus into your life and be born again? Will you choose to be God’s people and for Him to be your God? Will you follow His laws and keep His decrees?
Will you seek peace? Peace doesn’t mean we will have it easy! Peace doesn’t mean a stress free life! Peace doesn’t mean a trouble free life! Peace doesn’t mean a trial free life!
Do you want peace? Do you know where to start to find and receive peace? Start first with finding peace with God! Jesus came to make a way when there didn’t seem to be a way! Thru Jesus you are able to find spiritual peace…peace with God! Ask God to open your eyes! (Ephesians 1:18-19) Come to Him in humility! Humility is the pathway to peace! (James 4:6) Ask God and expect Him to answer you! (Matt 11:28-29) Connect with Jesus and let Him lighten the load! So let’s get things off on the right foot and find peace with God! (2 Corinthians 5:17-18)
Next is to find peace with yourself! To find emotional peace! Jesus is the answer here too. Do not be in denial that is blinding you from the truth! Jesus has the peace you need! Receive the peace of God so that you will be at peace! (Colossians 3:15)
Next is to find peace with others! To find relationship peace with the people around you and in your life! Set God as the focal point! If you both are heading towards God then you will keep getting closer together! Be it with family! Be it with spouse! Be it with friends! God wants us to find peace with one another! (Ephesians 2: 13-14) (Galatians 3:28) We need to stop blaming others for our problems and ask God to open our eyes and help us out! Let’s step up and step in with humility! Let’s connect with Jesus and allow Him to lighten the load!
The battle belongs to the Lord and victory is His! There is no one who can beat Him! We know Jesus came to provide a way to salvation! Jesus is coming back and there will be a battle (Armageddon) where the final battle will be won by Jesus! So let’s stand firm and put our hope and trust in God! Let’s not just sit back and allow evil to find victory before that time! Let’s stand up and look to stop them! Let’s pick God’s side!
There is testimonies and stories, songs and praise about all that God has done! It’s not by our strength but by the strength of God that provided and created victories for His people! Put our trust not in manmade things but fully in God! Let’s stay humble in our lives to God! Let’s not become too proud and risk the folly and fall created thru pride! We need to align and walk with God! Don’t forget God! Don’t walk away! Don’t lose focus! Don’t break away from what God has planned and purposed for you! Let’s live that He will receive the praise, the honor, and the glory because of God’s great love!
So in closing, let’s consider what God’s Word from 1 Timothy has to say…
1The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. 4For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.
6If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 7Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wivesʼ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. 8For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. 9This is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance. 10That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.
11Command and teach these things. 12Donʼt let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 13Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you.
15Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. 16Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.
–1 Timothy 4