“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6 NIV)
The Bible calls Jesus the Prince of Peace. That means He is the ruler of peace. He is the ultimate peace. Having His peace is not like having the peace the world has–His peace is permanent. It never changes, and it can never be taken away. With that said how do you take it from words to action? Is it strong enough to believe in and hold onto? For us this Christmas season will be unlike any we have ever experienced before. Without a question we recognize a deep sense of peace that is embraced and is strong enough to hold you while we walk through the trial we are faced with. When you are facing life’s most difficult moments and you can’t fix them, you must recognize you can’t just quit–you must endure. What is it that gets you through? It is peace you are reaching out for–peace that can only be found in our Lord Jesus Christ. “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” (John 16.33 AMP)
It’s interesting that the word “peace” literally means “to set at one again.” In other words, when we are one with the Father, when we line up our thoughts, our words and our actions with Him through the blood of Jesus Christ, we will experience His peace in our lives. Anytime we find that we don’t have peace about something on the inside of our heart, when we feel an uneasiness, that’s a sign that we should stop and pray and make sure we are in line with God’s direction. Remember, His plans are for our good. He leads us by peace and fills us with His joy. “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” (Psalm 16.11 NIV) When you choose His ways, you become one with Him and experience His peace and blessing all the days of your life! We thank God for you and appreciate your prayers for Terri as we believe for a victory on her journey!