Bella Vista Church of Christ

LIFELINES

01/09/2019

Randall

 

Peace I give you

 

 It was Jesus who said: "Peace I leave you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid" (John 14.27). As we walk through the gates of a new year, Jesus is ready to give us peace. How is that?...

 

 Decide to stop taking things personal. Let petty remarks slide. Some people don't know what to say, so they often say it wrong. Try giving others the benefit of the doubt. Ignore the acid tongue. Be like Jesus. Take the high road.

 

 Stay humble. Ego is an ugly thing and it serves to destroy peace when it's hurt. Instead of wearing our feelings on our sleeve, try wearing compassion.

 

 Be willing to serve. Jesus was a servant. We'll never know His peace until we learn to serve the Jesus in others!

 

 Peace through forgiveness. This year, why not allow past battles, arguments, disagreements, and hurt feelings be just that Past! Let go of something someone said or didn't say to you years ago.

 

 Allow the Bible to be our guide. Stop trying to explain it away with personal ideas or worldly human reasoning, just submit, and peace will be ours. Amen?

 

—RANDALL