We as Christians~Born Again~ are here in this world but not of it. We are amongst this turmoil and chaos that is ensuing in this world for one reason and ONE reason only. Though we are called to be apart from this world we are still in it. Again, we are in it for ONE reason. ALL GLORY AND HONOR TO GOD THE FATHER THROUGH JESUS~GOD’S ONLY BEGOTTEN SON~OUR SAVIOUR!!
**1 John 2:15-17**
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
I believe part of that will is to be a peace maker. To be at peace. When we are at peace while the chaos is ensuing around us it raises eyebrows. Which in turn bends others’ knees that are seeking that peace we have to the TRUE PEACE MAKER! We need to remember that as much as we want not everyone is going to follow God through Jesus. Speak Him anyway! We do not know who the followers may end up being and it is not for us to determine. We speak what we are given to speak as a testimony to the One and Only True Creator God!
9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Isn’t this such a blessing!!!?? WE are blessed to be called PEACEMAKERS not chaos makers. Though at times the truth may cause an uproar (remember the Jews wanted to stone Jesus?). We are blessed to know what it means not to “Love not the world , neither the things that are in it.”!
Dear Heavenly Father~
May we be reminded each and everyday what a blessing it is to be separate from this world through the shed blood of Your Only Begotten Son~ our Savior~ Jesus the Christ. May we be a light in the dark shining YOUR light! May we be reminded that we are blessed to be peacemakers through you and to be at peace in this world as chaos, confusion and blood shed is happening all around us. We love you ONLY because while we were yet sinners You loved us. Saying thank You to You just seems so inadequate but it is what we have right now! When we get to actually join with You where no sun or moon will be needed as we bask in your continual light… OH HAPPY DAY! THE PRAISES WILL CONTINUE FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER AND EVER….!!
In Jesus MIGHTY~POWERFUL~NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES~WE PRAY!
Amen and Amen ❤