Live in Peace.

Peace. It is something every person needs, but so many live without.  We have peace because the Prince of Peace lives within our lives.

When storms comes … live in peace.

When difficulty arises … stay in peace.

When people attack you … don’t lose your peace.

When things aren’t going your way … remain in peace.

Living in peace is more than just ignoring the problem – it is recognizing God has already worked out the solution.  God is already planning your victory.  He is already working for your win and when you know that you can live at peace.

That’s what Nicholas Ridley did. In 1555, Ridley was burned at the stake because of his witness for Christ.  On the night before his execution, his brother offered to remain with him in the prison chamber to be of assistance and comfort.

Nicholas declined the offer and said, “I will go to bed and sleep as quietly as I ever did before because I am at peace with God.”

You see, you cannot have the peace of God until you are first at peace with God and that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus.   You see, if we have Jesus we ought to be able to live in peace. Not just living with peace but living in peace.

And one of the most difficult places to live in peace is with people … can I get a witness?  People will try and rob our peace – most of them unintentionally.  Scripture says, “Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone” (Romans 12:18).  I want you to focus on the words ALL THAT YOU CAN … there are some people that do not want to live in peace with you – they will fight you, ridicule you, gossip about you and hurt you.

Your job is to do all that you can … but don’t let them steal your peace.  If someone does not want to live in peace with you they don’t deserve a platform in you.  Move on. Keep your peace. Bite your tongue.  Don’t respond to the haters and debaters.

Choose to live in peace.

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