3 ESSENTIALS IN BEING A FAMILY PEACE MAKER By Dr. James Perkins

Peace is vital in healthy family living. Without it, members experience tension, anxiety, and frustration.  Why not volunteer to become your family’s peace maker. Taking on this responsibility requires the following:

1.  Enjoy peace in yourself first. You can’t give to others what’s not inside of you. The inner power to guide others to know peace must be experienced by you first.

2.  Go and do all you can to serve your family and aid them in embracing peace with each other. Help loved ones to find inner peace in all life situations.

3.  Make being a peace maker your calling. When differences occur in home relationships, spring into action, seeking reconciliation among members. Try to direct those at odds with others to settle conflicts quickly. Be faithful in this call.

With steps 1-3 before you, now accept the guaranteed fact about peace. You can’t ultimately know it, live it, or give it without one settled fact:  Jesus alone can give peace. In fact, His name is Prince of Peace.  Only by a real and vibrant personal relationship with Jesus can true peace be known. When He comes alive in your heart, then peace overflows from you to others. He says, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world gives, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27).

C. S. Lewis was right. He wrote, “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. “

So place your faith in Jesus, our  Peace, and serve His peace in you to your family. Be a peace maker.

For the curious;  ”Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” (Matthew 5:9)

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