[Today is the National Day of Thanksgiving in the USA. We are so thankful for all that God has done and is doing for us. He is so gracious and merciful and we will be thanking Him throughout all eternity! Happy Blessed Thanksgiving to each of you!]
Who doesn’t want more peace in their lives especially with what has been going on over the past two years? It has been quite chaotic as you’ve noticed but do you know you can have peace in the middle of the storm? Oh yes you can!
2 Peter 1:2 (KJV) 2 Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
Noticed that peace can be multiplied to you – not just a handful, but a whopping big handful! Not only that, but grace can be multiplied to you also. Wow, does it get any better than that!
First of all, let me define grace and peace and then tell you how to get it to multiply in your life.
Grace is God’s willingness to use His power and ability on your behalf; it’s His divine enablement, His unmerited, undeserved favor on you.
Peace – God’s peace – means nothing missing, nothing broken. It doesn’t mean the absence of trouble. If we waited ’til that happened, we’d still be waiting!
Now, how do we get this grace and peace? The Word says that we get it through the knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord. What does that mean?
John 1:1 (KJV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Since Jesus is the Word, then when we study the Word of God, we’re getting the knowledge of Him. And the more knowledge of Him that we get, the more we see how much God loves us and it causes us to rise up and walk in His grace and peace that He’s freely given to us.
Another thing is that you have peace in your re-born spirit called the fruit of the spirit [Gal. 5:22-23].
Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
And that, dear brothers and sisters, is how you can have peace in the middle of the storm because it’s the peace of God that sustains you!