Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers-
I think we live in a society where it is so easy to be riled up, to be angry about so much and to lavish that anger on each other. It’s easy to be “messy” , to be filled with carnality dripping in immaturity. The hard part is actually growing up and treating each other with the principals of Jesus Christ, that’s the hard part. You think it’s hard to create chaos, no…. being a beacon of peace is difficult and it’s this awareness of the tension created with doing right that sets us apart as “people of God.”
I am reminded of a beatitude that is quickly dismissed when people get into our faces, when they get us told, and when those who we thought were our friends wage all manner of evil against us….
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.¹
Those who operate in peace, regardless of the chaos around them are called the children of God. Those who operate in chaos and strife, bickering, back-biting and all kinds of behavior that tears the spirits of those around us down are not even included into the family of God. Harsh? Well think about the condition of a soul. When we tear our brothers and sisters down by creating tension and chaotic atmospheres, aren’t we being harsh to them. So why can’t God make His rules clear, where it concerns the characteristics of His family.
We are supposed to be like the Son and He is peace- so why not project peace one to another. Sometimes we are not going to agree with other’s lifestyles, we are not going to walk the same paths as those around us- but we must approach in peace. People will try us, they will hurt us, they will come to break our spirits- but we must retaliate in peace and in love. These are the characteristics that sets us apart from the world and makes us true children of God.
Want to be a child of God? Accept His Son and Be a peacemaker.
Until next time,
¹ Matthew 5: 9 NIV
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