Peace of My Mind
Like all couples, my husband and I disagree on various issues, but God in his goodness has been coaching us about keeping the peace, no matter what we believe.
Peace is the oil in my day. When I feel it, it makes me a whole less squeaky.
Peace Depends on Me
Even if someone acts like a doofus, I can always choose inner peace, while at the same time praying and seeking outer peace with that other individual as well.
That’s why God says:
Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. 2 Timothy 2:23
“We even need to be wise about debates,” I told my son who attends a Christian school.
An innocent debate about Arminianism versus Calvinism turned into a long-standing argument that wounded and separated close friends.
Yes, people can fight about anything. That’s why we need to ask ourselves: Why do I need to win this? Is this really worth fighting for?
Peace is Worth Fighting For
So God spells out this wise instruction both in the Old and New Testament, from David and Peter: we need to put off evil and put on and pursue peace.
That’s why we fight for peace on our knees.
This morning my husband and I prayed for a more peaceful day, and we hope you will too: