The Peace Process
Soul Snack 75 ... The Peace Process
'Be completely gentle and humble, bearing one another in love. Make every effort to keep... unity... through the bond of peace...as you were called to one God and Father of all...' Eph 4:1-6
Fences are erected, security systems employed, bank accounts buoyed up. Today is increasingly 'owned' by a consuming pursuit for peace.
Refuge and rest are written with eternal precision on all our spirits. Yet completion still remains! My spirit is completely conscious of those 'rest removers'.
There abides the neighbour who ignores, the family that manipulates and that long severed fellowship.
My spiritual well-being is to choose for 'rest' when my soul says 'rebel'. Health arrives when there is no self constraint in jettisoning 'peace removers'. (Bitterness, resentment, anger, vengeance and unforgiveness.)
My spiritual rights are to not give as I have received. This is selflessly knowing that my legitimate response may well hurt my peace destroyer even more. He who has robbed my peace may well long, even yearn for theirs too.
Thru the grace of the Prince of Peace I am very well equipped for this task.
But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. Eph 4:7.
I then too have my own 'fences' and 'systems' that will deliver me peace. My life will be then one of well being.