Every gift that comes from the Lord, spiritual or physical, is meant to be shared. I’ve been writing about peace and I consider it as one of God’s gifts. Since peace is a gift, we need to share it with the world. How do we give peace to others? Here are three ways we can distribute peace around us:1. Pray for others to receive peace. God is the ultimate provider of peace. Philippians 4:6-7 says ““Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Prayer with thanksgiving produces peace that surpasses all understanding. Now, we established before that we should prayer for others. Praying for them will produce the peace that God intends for them to have.
2. Peace emerges when we feel safe and protected. Many people have no peace because they don’t feel safe. It is our duty to help others feel safe by reminding them of what God will do for them. Being God’s spokespeople to the world will help create peace. People need reassurance. They need to hear that God will bless them and protect them. Sometimes we are the only ones that talk to people about God. I have many friends that won’t set a foot in a church and the way I represent the Lord and His positive message can make a difference.
3. Let’s be at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18 recommends that we do all that we can to live in peace with everyone. This includes forgiving others over and over again. Holding grudges will not only tear a hole in the peace zone but it will also hinder our faith since it stalls our love walk. Let’s think about people in our life that we don’t live in peace with. Let’s ask God to forgive us for holding on to bitterness and to help us forgive. Then we should pray that the Holy Spirit guides us in the peace restoration process.
Today, Sunday is a good day to start spreading peace around and staying anchored in the Lord’s peace. Peace out! ✌🏾️
Suggested reading: Proverbs 16:7; John 14:27; John 16:33