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You Can Be a Peaceful Person

“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

– Romans 12:18

The best way to be peaceful is to have peace with God. There are two words that best describe the second phase of Advent that we are entering: peace and preparation. It’s interesting that we feel peace when we’re prepared. Today, I’ll touch on how to be prepared for opportunities in life, and how to have true peace.

I realize more and more that the turmoil we experience in life, in our families, in our countries, and in our schools, comes from a lack of peace. There’s an old hymn entitled “Let There Be Peace on Earth.” It contains the phrase “…and let it begin with me.” It is a great line and communicates that you, as a person, take responsibility to be a peacemaker and someone who lives in peace wherever you are. Many of us are at peace with our colleagues and families. And maybe you woke up today and everything in your life is going pretty good. Your job is good, your relationships are good, and school is going well. But maybe there’s still something inside of you that doesn’t feel good, but you can’t quite put your finger on it.

Friend, let me encourage you today to be at peace with God. By trusting in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection, we can be at peace with Him. As a result, everything we’ve done in the past — our sins, our mistakes, have been taken care of! We tend to breeze over this in church, but it’s the most important thing that’s ever happened to you and that’s ever happened to humanity! So let’s move forward and do our best. It is because Christ was crucified that we can truly be at peace with God.

Prayer


Father, let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

Reflection


Do you feel at peace with God? Have you accepted the responsibility of being a peacemaker?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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5 Responses

  1. Yes most definitely.I do feel at peace with God.And it is easy for me to be a peacemaker.It has to begin with choosing and knowing the right words to say, Making sure that what is uttered brings hope and healing to troubled hearts and spirits.And this can also help the current situation in the Gaza Strip.For example.Putting down their ammunitions, and letting in trucks that contain crucial and beneficial aid such as food, medicine, and water.It pains my heart to see horrible images of death and destruction, of badly injured people being rushed to hospitals and of hostages taken by force.And so I urge everybody, Please take a minute or two,And say the Rosary,To ask Our Holy Mother Mary for her help to hopefully end this terrible crisis .In doing so,We can bring the hostages back home,Amen.I hope and pray that the Hour of Power will continue its mission, of spreading the Good news of Jesus Christ to many more around the world.To all at Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church, I send good tidings,To the Schuller family, blessings for good health and happiness for the rest of this year and also for the new year to come.To the musicians and choir along with their directors, messages of appreciation and thankyous for the glorious and uplifting music and singing.As always,I remain a faithful and loyal viewer, and a Happy and Wholesome Student in Jesus Christ.May God shower down his blessings on our beautiful country.The United States of America

  2. “And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3‬:‭15‬ ‭NLT

  3. Be anxious for nothing but in everything thru prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the peace of God which surpasses comprehension, shall guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.

    I memorized this scripture verse years ago, whenever I start to dwell on something that makes me anxious or fearful, I will think of it and in my thoughts, say it through over and over meditating on the context. The word of God never fails to bring Peace, in one way or another.
    All Christian’s should be trying daily to be peace makers. The nightly news reporting reminds us daily of the increase of violence in our country and around the world. The children, and young adults need to see there is another way for peace to have a chance. Thank you Bobby Schuller and Shepherds Grove for the love, peace inspiration provided thru Hour of Power & Peace !

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