Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Called To Be Peacemakers

The church that I went to for 19 years, split up because there was not peace and unity among the leaders of the church.  It was a painful time for many.  They have brought in new leadership and there is peace and unity in that church now. People are happy!

The church I go to now,  my pastor preaches that part of the doctrinal statement of churches should be unity and peace among the brethren.  It should be a high priority for a church. There is peace and unity in our church.  You can tell the difference between a church that has peace and one that doesn't...

The same should be said about the home.  There should be peace and unity among the husband and wife and the children.  Children grow up happy and stable in a peaceful home.

I was having coffee with a young woman I mentored for six months.  She is anticipating having children and the stress of fighting there will be between the children.  I told her that Ken wouldn't allow our children to argue and fight.  He told them,  "Alexanders love each other and they don't fight."  And you know what, our children didn't fight. 

You must train your children to be at peace with others, even with their siblings.  You must model peace to them, especially with your husband.  A peaceful home and church are wonderful things.  The Spirit moves mightily in a home and church that are filled with peace and unity.

Christians are suppose to be different.  Our homes should look different than the world's homes.  Our churches should look different than the world.  Peace and unity should mark a Christian.  So go work on having peace in your home knowing that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.  It is a wonderful thing!

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.  Romans 12:18

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. 
Hebrews 12:14

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. 
Psalm 34:14