Thursday, March 21, 2013

It takes work to maintain peace!

I Peter 3:10 -11 "For the scriptures say, "If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.  Turn away from evil and do good.  Search for peace, and work to maintain it."

I really want to enjoy life....what about you?  I'm sure you do too....!  In his word it tells us that if we want to enjoy life and see many happy days...all we have to do is keep our tongue from speaking evil and don't tell lies.  Some days it's so easy to control my tongue and other days it's not.  It such a small part of our body that sometimes is very hard to control.  I don't want to talk evil about anyone because I know how it hurts when someone speaks evil of me.  So why do I do it at times?  I remember days way back when I was in school I would go home crying because of what other kids said to me.  I would try my hardest to be the nice girl to somebody else to try to cover up my hurts.

Why are kids so cruel?  Ok...maybe I better change that wording.  Why are we as adults so cruel at times? We are suppose to turn away from evil and do good.  That sounds so easy.  So why don't we do it all the time.  When that person is telling the dirty joke why don't we get up and walk away?  When our friend is telling us something about something she heard at work today about so and so....why don't we walk away or tell her you don't care to hear about that.  What about when we are watching television and some filthy language is being spit out, why do we not shut it off or turn the channel?

In God's word He also tells us to search for peace, and work to maintain it.  Jesus is peace and HE is the Way.  Living for HIM everyday gives us a peace like we have never experienced.  But it also says WORK to MAINTAIN It!  It's not easy to do good....we have to work at it every day.  So the next time you think your tongue is going to get you in trouble...pray and ask Him to help you turn away from evil and not say what you were about to say.

Lord I want to please you everyday not just some me to turn away from evil and do good.  Help me to work my hardest to maintain that peace that you give me.  I want to shine for you, in a very dark world where there is more evil than good.  Help me Lord...I Love you and want to enjoy life to the fullest.  Help me to continue on this race you have placed me in.  In Jesus Name AMEN!

What about you do you really want to enjoy life?  Are you struggling with turning away from evil and doing good?   I challenge you to read his word every day and search for that peace and then work hard to maintain it!  I promise will see many happy days.  I don't think I would want to keep running this race of mine if I didn't have that peace.  So thankful that several years ago God sent his son to die on that cross for me!

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