Topic: Further Demands To Experiencing The Peace Of God
Where there is pressure and tension, it is a confirmation that wisdom is absent. If there is tension in a home, it shows that the husband and his wife are not acting in wisdom. If there is tension in the work place, wisdom is lacking.
SCRIPTURE: And the Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as he promised him: and there was peace between Hiram and Solomon; and they two made a league together. 1 Kings 5:12.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Anywhere you find pressure, wisdom is lacking because the way of wisdom is the way of peace.
We have been on the journey of exploring the demands or keys to experiencing the peace of God.
Today, we shall be looking at further demands for experiencing the peace of God.
- Walking in wisdom
Wisdom is key to peace (1 Kings 5:12, Proverbs 3:13-17). You use peace to confirm the wisdom in every action. Where there is pressure and tension, it is a confirmation that wisdom is absent. If there is tension in a home, it shows that the husband and his wife are not acting in wisdom. If there is tension in the work place, wisdom is lacking. Pressure somewhere equals the absence of wisdom (James 3:17). Anywhere you find pressure, wisdom is lacking because the way of wisdom is the way of peace.
So, tell God at the place of prayer, “Lord, I cannot walk in tension; I need wisdom. Give me the wisdom that will remove tension from my life”.
- The working of the Spirit is the way of peace.
The Holy Ghost is the Giver of peace and joy (Galatians 5:22; Romans 14:17). When you are a person of the Spirit, you experience and walk in the peace of God. In Galatians 5:22, the ‘fruit’ of the Holy Spirit means the works of the Spirit. When you allow the Holy Spirit to mature you as a Christian, when you allow the Holy Spirit to work on you, peace would be the outcome. No wonder the Bible says that to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is peace (Romans 8:6). When your mind is centred on carnal earthly things, you will never have peace, but when you are spiritually minded, you will experience peace.
- Walking in meekness and humility
There can be no peace for the proud and arrogant. If you doubt it, ask Lucifer or Nebuchadnezzar (Isaiah 14:12-15, Daniel 4:37). Humility, meekness, or “teachability” brings peace (Psalms 37:11). A meek or humble person has abundant peace (Matthew 11:29). When you learn the meekness of Jesus Christ, you shall find rest for your soul (Matthew 11:29).
Beloved, my counsel is, learn to walk in wisdom and in the Spirit of God; learn to be humble and teachable, and you shall find true peace.
Remember this: Anywhere you find pressure, wisdom is lacking because the way of wisdom is the way of peace.
- Make up your mind to walk in wisdom to access the peace of God.
- Walk in the Spirit always.
- Embrace the humility and meekness of Jesus Christ to access the peace of God.
PRAYER: Thank You Lord for Your Word to me today. I ask for the impartation of Your Wisdom, Your Spirit and Your meekness on my life so I can experience peace, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
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QUOTE: Guard your heart from every trace of anxiety. Culled from “15 KINGDOM STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Zephaniah 2-Haggai 1
AMAZING FACT: An ant that is destined to become a Queen ant is suitably called a Princess ant. When an ant dies, it releases a chemical that communicates to the other ants to move it to a burial ground.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The peace of God overwhelms your heart, mind and life, today in Jesus’ Name.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities
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