By Marni Montanez
New King James Version (NKJV)
15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
........Question: Do you walk in peace?
.......it takes just one moment of our life for the enemy to steal our peace. In one moment our hearts can change from happy to offended or worried...
And the enemy is always ready; always willing to steal those moments from us. Satan dwells in darkness and that's where hateful anger and offense and worry and anything other than total submission to God., dwells. If we as followers of Christ, are not ready with our feet planted firmly in the peace of Jesus the enemy will win that battle and each battle thereafter Sadly enough we defeat ourselves and give our peace over to the enemy in the choices we make. So how do we walk in peace?
The kind of peace which passes all understanding and keeps us in line with Jesus and out of enemy territory? We walk in the love and guidance of God. And when we do we literally surround ourselves with God's protective light and in this position of strength , power and joy, we are most effective in the Kingdom of God. It is there in that place of submission to God's way and God's direction that we will experience total peace. We have the Holy Spirit living in us and therefore we have access to the power of the living God. We must choose to use it the way God has directed us to use it; in love.
I have decided to challenge myself in such a way that when offense arises I must take care not to allow it to become the enemy's tool against me. I must face it and all fear behind it and seek God's instruction. I must walk in God's love and whenever I am offended I will strive to lay it down before our Lord...
Walk in Jesus, walk in His peace....
The purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.