Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Thought of the Day !!

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
                                                                 Romans 12:18 (NIV)

What do you think this might mean for you?  Are there angry people in your life that you'd like to respond in kind?  Does revenge ever enter your mind...even in a slight way?  Do you ever want to treat others as they treat you instead of as you would like for them to treat you (Golden Rule)?

When Jesus told his disciples that he was going to leave them with his peace, it was a peace that passes all understanding (Paul's words).  It was a peace that went beyond the absence of conflict.  It was the ability to live joyfully even in the presence of conflict.  

Can we live at peace in a world where people will try to take advantage of us and it seems that everyone wants something?  Can we live at peace with those who hate us or even might want to do us harm?  Can we live at peace with people who don't care about us?  

We can if we ask and allow Jesus to give us His Peace.  This truly is the peace that passes all understanding.  It can get us through anything because it never promises us a rose garden.  It promises to strengthen, sustain and never leave our side.  That peace is Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit.

May the peace of Jesus be with you today.

In the love of Christ,


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