Friday, June 29, 2012

Attitudes to Cultivate: Peace

By Rose H.

Peace. Tranquility of soul. In harmony with others. At rest.
Peace is something that eludes us. We want it, but restlessness, war, and worry set in stumping out any peace. We do serve the Prince of Peace after all. Shouldn’t peace be easier than it is? The problem is that we still live with our sin nature. And our outward circumstances many times aren’t conducive to peace.
The one thing that we have to remember is that peace doesn’t come from us. Peace comes from God. Trusting God provides us with the gift of peace. As we see that He will provide for our every need (strength amid trials, money needs, love for the day) we can rest knowing God has got it covered.

But this isn’t acquired overnight. Again it’s something that God grows in us. He becomes our Prince of Peace as we trust Him for everything.
Another thing that you can do is to talk honestly about your worries and fears to Him. Ask Him to help you overcome these and replace them with peace. Another thing to make sure is that you are at peace with yourself. No, I am not suggesting that you go on some mystical journey and talk to yourself and settle accounts. What I am saying is accept the person that God made you to be. Even if that person isn’t everything that you would like, accept yourself. Be at rest with who God made you to be.
Peace is something that God creates in you it doesn’t start on the outside. It comes from God and from knowing Him. So keep loving Him and keep seeking Him. He is the giver of all good gifts, including peace and He loves to give it to His children.   

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