The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

Galatians 5:22-23 lists nine fruit of the Spirit that each Christian should bear.  Today’s focus is peace.

The dictionary defines peace as “freedom of disturbance, calm and tranquility”.  That sounds like the perfect demeanor, doesn’t it?

How can we as Christians possess such peace?

If we have received Jesus as our personal Lord and Savior, then we have accepted the personification of peace into our hearts.  Isaiah 9 says one of Jesus’ Names is “Prince of Peace”.  So the question becomes are we reading God’s Word to have a greater knowledge of God’s character?  Are we praying that our spiritual eyes would be open to what His Word would teach us?

If our focus is on God, His Word and prayer, then our lives should be measured by peace.

Life happens.  Adversity occurs.  The unexpected transpires.

What do we do when those things happen?  Do we fly off the handle?  Or do we have the faith to trust that God is able to guide us through each trial?

We gain faith and trust in those around us by spending time with them and getting to know them, right?  It is the same with our relationship with God.  The more we invest in prayer and reading God’s Word, the more we learn of the character of God.  And when we know God’s character, we are then able to decipher our future with God.

Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You because he trusts in You.”

I strongly believe that the deeper and more invested our Christian walk is with God, the greater peace we will experience.

If you need more peace in your life, spend time in prayer and reading God’s Word every day.  I guarantee you will see a change.

Trusting God is not a one time occurrence.  It is a daily walk.  Sometimes it is a minute by minute walk.  But the closer we align ourselves to God, the more closely He will walk beside us and grant us deeper peace.

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