Sunday, October 12, 2008

Living Peaceably

"Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God." (Matthew 5:9 NKJV) Here in the USA we are presently getting ready to vote for our new president. Mom hates voting times. The votees bicker and argue with each other and say not so nice things to and about each other. In every social blogging community we have been in, even the Christian ones, there have been disagreements and hurts at times. Mom just wishes, just for once, everyone would just get along and "PLAY NICE!" God wishes that too. It doesn't like it when His children fight, argue, and don't get along. We think it probably hurts Him and makes Him sad. God says lots of things about being peaceful and getting along, including the peace MAKERS are His children. He also says, "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you." and "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." (John 14:27, 15:12 NKJV) What God is telling us is that HE gives us a deeper peace that we can't find for ourselves on this earth; and, that we are to love and care for one another as HE loves us...
unconditionally and equally. God loves us all the same. To love like God, and to find His peace, we need to see and be above the worldy things. We need to love, care, and find peace at a divine level. I believe I said this last week, but it's worth repeating: Seeing others as God sees us will allow us to see others in a more positive way. So, the next time you are tempted to bicker with someone, and or get sucked into a situation, see the divine and be a peacemaker instead. As a famous singer once said, "All we are saying is give peace a chance..." (John Lennon) and let's all just play nice. Love, Beau