Blessed (enjoying enviable happiness, spiritually prosperous—with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God! Matthew 5:9 AMP.
Monday Motivation: Compliments of the season! I trust you are well and ready to hit the ground running in 2021. We trust and believe God for the coming year, and we prophesy that It’s going to be a fruitful, peaceful year. We pray that many come to the knowledge of Christ through the salvation of their souls.
Today I want to talk about the ability to make peace with yourself, God, and others. We learn from the book of Job chapter 22, verse 21, that our prosperity begins when we are in harmony and at peace with God: “Now yield and submit yourself to Him [agree with God and be conformed to His will] and be at peace; In this way, [you will prosper, and great] good will come to you, AMP.
Lately, I have had confrontations with circumstances whereby people have an opportunity to make peace with God, themselves, and others. Still, they are not willing to align with the word of God. They would instead leave things the way they are rather than playing the role of bringing peace to all parties involved.
Today I want to talk to those who know they have the power and the ability to bring the peace of God in their families, workplaces, even in the church. Yet, they choose to be spectators watching the work of the enemy ruling and taking full control and persisting in destroying the lives of the children of God. The word of God encourages all of us to be peacemakers in all manner.
As we learn from the word of God, we discover that being able to be an instrument of peace either with God and those around you yields better for you than those you are trying to help. We have over thirty verses in the bible that speak of peace. Of the thirty scriptures, about 99% reveals the excellent fruit that comes with being a peacemaker. One of the fruits of being a peacemaker is that you will be called a child of God, as we read from the mentioned scripture below.
“How blessed you are when you make peace! For then, you will be recognized as a true child of God. Matthew 5:9 TPT.
That tells me that you cannot claim to be a child of God, if you are not willing to be a peacemaker. Peace is at the center of our Christian walk. Christ, the Prince of Peace, came to this earth to restore peace between God and man. He also gave us His peace that we continue to rule and reign in this life through this gift. We can defeat the enemy’s work in us and all around us through this gift of peace.
If you miss the opportunity to be a peacemaker, you miss endless possibilities to become more blessed. If you continue to tolerate the work of the enemy in your family, workplace, marriage, etc., it will eventually block your spiritual walk with God, and in the end, you will forfeit the goodness of God in your life. As we have learned from the scriptures mentioned above, when we are in harmony with ourselves and God, prosperity awaits us. We have been called to peace as the scriptures say in Colossians 3:15, Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
May I encourage you as we wrap up this year to pursue peace! Make it your goal to be a peacemaker. Do not be afraid to be an instrument of righteousness that spreads the fruit of peace where you are and all around you. Find joy is helping others experience the peace of God. Through this gift, may you win souls for the kingdom of Christ! In closing, may I end this post with this verse from James 3:18
And the seed whose fruit is righteousness (spiritual maturity) is sown in peace by those who make peace [by actively encouraging goodwill between individuals].Collosians 3:18 AMP.