TOPIC: The Necessity of Peace
SCRIPTURE: These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: The peace of God is needed to withstand and overcome the regular pressures and troubles of this world.
Yesterday, we looked at what peace is all about. We gave some very insightful definitions of peace, both from the English Dictionary and from the scriptures.
Today, we shall be looking at the necessity of peace.
Now, why is peace necessary?
Peace is necessary because:
The Peace of God is needed to withstand and overcome the regular pressures and troubles of this world.
There are troubles and pressures that confront life on earth from time to time. Now, some of these pressures are natural. For instance, it takes pressure naturally for a baby to be born. At delivery, the mother has to push for the baby to come forth, and the baby must cooperate with the mother in this process. If the mother is pushing and the baby is docile, the labour may not progress. So, it is pressure that brings out a child from the womb. And when the child is born, he/she must cry. That cry is needed to open the lungs for normal respiratory activity. If the child does not cry at birth, it signals an emergency. After a while, the child learns to sit and crawl by applying pressure. Then the child begins to stand and fall, and stand again in order walk erect on two feet like every normal human being. That is normal pressure.
In the world, some pressures are common (John 16:33). For example, in your place of work, you may be attacked, not because you are doing anything wrong, but because someone doesn’t like you. There are pressures everywhere in the world, but when you have peace, you pass through them as if they don’t exist. The effect of pressure is zero on your life when you have the peace of God that passes understanding.
Peace is also needed to withstand and overcome the regular negative news we hear and watch every day. When you turn on your television, you hear terrible things that may put you under pressure emotionally or psychologically. You may have wanted to travel and suddenly, you heard that there were armed robbery operations on the road a day before. This may cause tension and pressure.
You need peace to withstand and overcome such tension and pressure. Someone may accidentally hit your car while driving, and you come under sudden pressure and tension. But the question is: would you have been happy if it was your leg the car hit and broke? Certainly NO! So, maintain your peace and move on instead of giving in to that pressure and tension.
Beloved, understand that the problems of life do not serve notice. That is why you need the peace of God to withstand and overcome the regular pressures and troubles of this world.
Remember This: The peace of God is needed to withstand and overcome the regular pressures and troubles of this world.
1. Make demands on the peace of God in your life daily.
2. Refuse to give in to the pressures and tensions of this life.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask that You saturate my life with Your peace. Deliver me from the pressures of life. Help me to maintain quietness and confidence in You at all times, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE PEACE OF GOD.
QUOTE: Do you know that there are some people who, when they visit a family, a husband and wife must quarrel? Such a person is an angel of Satan. I do not care whether the person is a mother-in-law, a brother-in-law or a sister-in-law. They are agents of Satan. Once they step into a place, peace must be lost. That is the duty of Satan, the author of crises. God says He hates it. Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Amos 8-Obadiah 1
AMAZING FACT: Ants teach each other! They are the only non-mammals who can learn via interaction.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Supernatural ability to consistently confront and surmount the challenges of life is released on you, in Jesus’ Name.