Without question, Christianity offers something that most people in the world seek daily: PEACE. The major drug companies sell in excess of $10 billion in pharmaceutical drugs annually. It is perceived that these deadly drugs relax, calm, and decompress the body and state of mind for both adults and children. In reality, they don’t. The human element perpetually creates environments that cause stress, worry, and anxiety through competition, workplace politics, educational barriers, and our unconscious attempts to “keep up with the Jones’” (whoever they are!) . It is a never-ending cycle throughout this world, in every country.
Our Heavenly Father, however, in His triune nature is the very source of PEACE. “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:7
Jesus, the prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6) taught His disciples a life changing message about peace – “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – John 14:27
Through the Holy Spirit, peace is the evidence that we are walking and living according to the Scriptures: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith.” – Galatians 5:22
As we move into another month, look to God, and not ourselves, to live peaceable among our neighbors, families, co-workers, bosses, friends, and even strangers. The value of peace in our lives is immeasurable and the health benefits are tremendous. As I always teach, put God first and foremost in your life. He is the only way to obtain true peace.