Fruity Spirit: Peace
Peace can be mean many things; it can mean rest, safety, refuge, shelter, and more. The Lord is the ultimate peace-giver, as his word says time and time again.
May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.” Ruth 2:12
Taking refuge in God is your ticket to eternal peace in Heaven. To be peaceful, and to have peace at mind and heart, we have to rely on Christ’s encouragement and protection. As humans, we have a nasty tendency to revert to anger or aggression in place of peace. Under God’s wings we take refuge in him, in the Lord, and find peace in his refuge.
Or else let them come to me for refuge; let them make peace with me, yes, let them make peace with me.” Isaiah 27:5
Again, this verse talks about refuge in God, which is very important to our faith, and we remember to let God take care of the bad guys and we help get them saved. Being peaceful can make such a difference to our reputation and in the lives of others. To be someone who has peace and brings peace to the chaotic lives of others, who are living everyday in such a violent world, can change their lives for eternity.
This week, I encourage you to find peace in Christ. Pray, reflect, worship, and set your heart at rest, so that you can show others the rest and restoration that the Lord offers freely.
Before you can do anything else, you have to be saved and redeemed by confessing your sins. Just as well, in order to listen to the Spirit, follow Christ’s example, and obey God’s commands, we need to have our heart in a place that is ready to listen, follow, and obey–in the refuge and sanctity of the Lord.
The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him will be condemned.” Psalm 34:22
Don’t forget to check-in next week for my post on Patience!