When first this journey began, I wasn’t at all sure of what to expect. I just knew that where the Lord guides, He provides. #freshmanna Like many of you, I was introduced to the Fruits of the Spirit as a young child during Vacation Bible School (VBS) and Sunday School. #funmemories #flannelboard I can’t say that delving deeper into this subject was at the top of my study list, but obviously the Lord had other plans for this journal, so here we are at week 7! This week our focus is on The Fruit of Peace!
The fruit of peace, like love and joy before it, is demonstrated again by Scripture to be the work of God’s Holy Spirit in us. All of mankind’s history gives evidence of almost continuous warfare motivated by the qualities of character natural to man. “Peace, peace!” men cry, “when there is no peace” (Jeremiah 6:14, 8:11). This is a hollow, impossible cry in this world because Scripture also truthfully testifies, “The way of peace they have not known” (Roman 3:17).
The peace that Jesus offers comes only as the result of God’s calling by His Spirit through which He works in and through us to bring us into loving submission to the way of peace. That is the way of daily talking and walking with God, coming to know intimately His faithful, loving use of His wisdom and power to complete His glorious purpose in our lives. It produces a peace that passes all understanding because then everything is under perfect control (Romans 8:28-30).
Within our families, and into our communities, we must recognize that True Peace comes from the Lord! Today’s Headlines are revealing! We Need Him (2Chronicles7:14) #RelationshipwithChristBringSupernaturalPeaceIntoOurLives
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