God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.
Matthew 5:9 NLT
In times of trouble, uncertainty, sickness, lack, discomfort, anger, and division, our world needs peace. Our world needs someone fighting for peace.
Peace will never come through laws or force. Peace must start inside the heart. When our heart is full of anger, prejudice, jealously, bitterness, selfishness, materialism, lust, and pride, we cannot have peace. Peace comes when we invite Jesus to be the Lord of our lives; when we surrender our will to His will.
God wants to release His peace into our lives. He wants to release His peace into us so that He can release His peace through us. God’s invisible work within you is preparing you for His visible work through you.
Right now is the perfect time to be seen as a child of God. Decide to be a person who works for peace. Refuse to be divisive, argumentative, attacking, or a complainer. Decide that you will allow God’s peace to work in your life so that peace can work through your life.
If we want peace, we have to prepare for war. Sometimes the biggest war is within us - getting our heart right with God so that His peace can flow through us.
Holy Spirit, show me anything in my heart that is blocking Your peace from flowing through me. Help me today to be a person who works for peace.