Seek Lasting Peace

A life of prayer will be the light of your life.  It’s abundant and filled with the Word of life.  And it’s how believers know that they are living under God’s protection.  In this world they themselves become instruments of peace.  These people always pray for the Lord’s guidance and security.  They live triumphantly in the Christian faith and with joy shout, “Shalom! Peace!”

Rosalyn Carter (b. 1927), the wife of Jimmy Carter, president of the United States said, “You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried.  If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk.”  How prayerful people are, doesn’t mean there will always be peace on the horizon.  Even with our best efforts negotiations fall apart.  But as Carter puts it, still it’s best to keep trying.

Transform Lives

Prayer warriors must visualize achieving wholesome lives.  They ought to live honestly by illuminating others, while doing so with serenity.  In letting light shine not only within their hearts, but externally for all to see.  This is how they show the world their beliefs in Christ.  It’s therefore right that such peace begin in their homes, thus enabling them to persevere as peace-makers.  Without peace worldly demons torment us.  But peace takes courage, and bears fruits with happy lives.  In achieving peace people wave olive branches of tranquility.

Thomas A. Edison (1847–1931), an inventor and businessman wrote, “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.  The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”  Peace as an effort we must pursue.  At all costs try, even if you fail in your efforts.  But like Edison explained it’s acceptable to keep trying.

Truths about Living

In life there are some basic truths.  We learn these by the way we live.  This hope is to pursue an everlasting love with Christian beliefs.  With such a life we’ll touch justice, and be blessed with the security in our hearts.  What disappears is a transient peace.

Mike Huckabee (b. 1955), a politician, minister, and governor of Arkansas wrote, “Jesus said, ‘Blessed are the peacemakers.’  And I think a lot of people don’t understand that’s there’s a difference between a peace lover and a peace maker.  Everybody loves peace, but wearing jewelry around your neck and saying ‘I love peace’ doesn’t bring it.”  Huckabee’s observation is correct, but jewelry as an expression of peace also has a place in a believer’s life.  It’ll give him or her something to hope for, dream of, and pray about.

 Live in Peace

To live in peace is the way how we live well gloriously.  For many it may be by being faithful to their church.  It’s living compassionately by shining our light on others.  In so doing, we’ll be expressing joy in helping people become peace-makers.  Through our actions the society will change.  With peaceful co-existence our existence will be enhanced.  Anne M. Mulcahy (b. 1952), a former chairperson and CEO of Xerox corporation said, “There’s nothing quite as powerful as people feeling that they can have impact and make a difference.  When you’ve got that going for you, I think it’s a very powerful way to implement change.”  Mulcahy provides ideas about people doing what they love.  This is especially needed with the lasting peace that we seek.

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