Standing in the Gap for Peace
“But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.”
James 3:17-18 NLT
Wow, That scripture preaches all by itself and needed now more than ever.
How do we sow righteousness in peace in the midst of trying circumstances?
With pure motives, and hearts that are right toward God and others –
1. We control our tongues;
2. We resist the temptation
3. We understand our behavior and our words prove if we have the wisdom of God.
As Kingdom ambassadors, we have the very power of God to bring wisdom & peace to any & all situations. LIVE it out…Make it practical: If we have received God’s Word, and allow it be planted down deep, then we will earnestly work to be peacemakers.
Oh Dear Lord, we bless Your name forever and ever. For wisdom and power belong to You. You change the times and the epochs; You removes kings and establishes kings; You give wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding. You reveal the profound and hidden things; And know what’s in the darkness, for light dwells with You, (Dan 2:20-22). Oh, reveal to us the condition of our hearts? Please forgive us when we have not been wise in our trials, failing to be peacemakers; failing to be gentle and reasonable; failing to show mercy toward others; guilty of being hypocritical and judging others. Oh Father, forgive us for the many times we have not sowed the fruit of righteousness. Father, help every single one of us. Oh, may all of us work hard to sow the fruit of righteousness. May we do what is right with You and others, pouring out that love and mercy to others that You have poured out on each one of us! May we be peacemakers, pleasing in Your sight! Oh Father, thank you for Your wisdom that has been given to us in Christ, in whose name we pray and ask these things. Amen!