Peace is often a subject that many discuss and yet we continue to see a world deprived of such.
How does one define peace? Is not every answer in the question itself?
In Luke 6:31 Jesus teaches us to do unto others as we would unto ourselves. However how could we possibly do unto others when we are at times not receiving unto ourselves?
How could we offer peace if we are not in peace? In Matthew 11:28-29 He also asks us to go to Him when we find ourselves burdened and heavy laden while promising to give us rest. In verse twenty-nine He continues by saying, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
In our day to day lives we are continuously invited to take upon ourselves the yoke of this world. One that is heavy, one that is filled with guilt, shame and one that binds us to our flesh rather than the spirit within. One could say that our understanding of peace is often collapsing with our ability to take upon ourselves His yoke. What is the foundation in which we can offer peace if not one of love and acceptance? When we go from an internal place that is truly rooted in love and acceptance, much can be accomplished.
Often times this is what I refer to as speaking from the soul rather than the assumptions of the flesh. It is much easier to reach people’s internal greatness when also offering them the same.
Father I thank you that your yoke is light and that in you I can find the comfort my soul needs to rest. Teach me to receive all the good blessings you have for me and instruct me in the way I should go. Help me to go from an internal place of full acceptance when speaking to others and give me wisdom to give unto them as you would.
In Jesus name Amen!