Torchbearers for Christ
Monday, December 10, 2018
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A MONTH TO PURSUE PEACE

 

Dear Friend, I thank the Great and Mighty God who has kept and sustained us thus far. My wife and I are well and continue thank the Lord for His goodness and faithfulness towards us.

Friend, the Bible says in Hebrews 12:14 “Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord “  Further, in 1 Peter 3:10-11 we read “ whosoever would love life and see good days …….must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it

Friend, this is A Month to Pursue Peace.

Peace is an inner state of contentment where nothing else bothers you. It is not the absence of troubles or issues but the presence of contentment within. This month, I pray that if there is anything that is troubling your heart, God will grant you peace as you pursue peace in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

1 Peter 3:10-11,which is mentioned above,sets out the benefits of seeking and pursuing peace. To seek is to try to get something, searching for it as if it were lost. We are not only encouraged to seek peace but to also pursue peace. Pursuit entails chasing in order to get to or to apprehend something.Friend, I am praying that God will grant unto each one of us, the wisdom, the strategies, the enablement and the grace to seek and pursue peace so that we can enjoy life and see good days in Jesus Mighty Name Amen.

Specifically I pray that God will grant you the wisdom to pursue peace in the following areas

Family

May God grant you wisdom to pursue peace with your family members. The Bible is full of examples where it was family members that brought pain. This can be seen in the case of Abram and Lot,David and Absalom,Joseph and his brothers, Moses and Miriam etc.In all these cases, God granted victory to those who were wronged; expect to be victorious as you pursue peace with members of your family this month in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

Neighbors

Your neighbours are those you are in close proximity to. They may be your work colleagues, your fellow church members or those in the vicinity of your home. In all these instances, I pray that should any problem exist between you that is causing friction and uneasiness,that the God of peace, Jehovah Shalom, will cause peace to spring forth in Jesus mighty name Amen. In Acts 6:1-3, the Bible records that there was a disagreement between the Grecians and Hebrews because the former felt their widows were being neglected in the daily ministration. God granted wisdom to the  disciples and it is said that their solution “….pleased the whole group” Acts 6:5(a). I pray that the decisions that God will bring forth through you this season will be pleasing to God and to man in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

Yes, some of your neighbours may have hurt you, they may have caused you great pain beyond what you can even articulate, but God is faithful. The Father will give you the grace to forgive and the opportunity and zeal to pursue peace in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen

Sons of God

God reserves a beautiful title for those who pursue peace. In what is commonly referred to as the Beatitudes, Jesus declares.“Blessed are the peace makers for they will be called the sons of God” (Mathew 5:8). Son of God, I declare that you will enjoy life and good days as you embark on the joy of being a seeker and a pursuer of peace in Jesus Mighty Name Amen.

Shalom

Bro Chester.