Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Turning to Christ for Peace
Jesus is referenced as the "Prince of Peace" in the bible. He is the One who ultimately gives me the peace that I need in order to deal with and be a victor in my life on earth.
Sometimes I fail to remember this all important truth. When I forget that He is the author of my peace, I take situations into my own hands and try to solve problems in my own strength. I fail miserably every time. In attempting to "fix" my situations, I either end up messing up the situation...or I tend to get my emotions, intellect, and soul all warped and confused in the process so that I end up being an emotional, mental, and spiritual wreck. Then how good am I to the Kingdom- or how effective am I in ministering to others, loving others, being a witness to the world of Christ's love and peace...if I have no peace?
So, it is in Christ that I must learn to rest.
I HAVE to allow Him to solve my problems- any problems. He is the ultimate problem solver, and ...yes, I often forget that too.
My duty on this leg of my journey is to begin to trust Him as my "answer to all things". Whenever I have a problem, I must turn to Him immediately, rather than later.
If He is my giver of peace, then I don't need to fix anything myself. My goal is to turn to Him from now on to meet all of my needs.
ALL of my needs.