This is a confession: with all this talk of peacekeeping and peacemaking; I must still have much to learn about peace. I don't know that I have "craved" peace. I must even admit I may not have "pursued" it. As I heard that from the woman evangelist, I prayed and am still asking God "How do I crave and pursue peace?"
I honestly believe I thought peace was the by-product of the craving and pursuing of righteousness and right living. Craving and pursuing actually stretches my mind in that I have mistakenly thought of peace in terms of sweet little doves and gentle olive branches. Real life shows me that I have much to learn from Holy Spirit on peace. Today I am seeking wisdom and understanding and believe I have just begun to know about this quest of peace that God gives His children; no matter what chaos and turmoil is around us.
I know about craving: I love food and many other things. I have craved and pursued them. Oh, let me crave an ice cream cone or anything else and I'll find a way to get it. So if I can crave a cone of cream and get it; I am coming into craving and pursing peace.
I identify with Apostle Peter: the good, bad, and ugly of impetuous Peter. So when I think of craving and pursuing peace I read from him in 1Peter 3:10-11, "For whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech. He must
turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it."
I don't have answers on this; I am full of questions on how will I pursue...run after peace. Obviously it is very important to Jesus Christ. Isaiah prophesied that He is the Prince of Peace.
This week the focus will be on how do we
- Inquire for
I know some of you understand these Scriptures and this concept of pursuing peace as a committed Christian better than I do. Please leave your comments. I am honestly pursuing the wisdom and understanding of peace on God's terms, His Way.