How to grow peace in your life – Fruit of the Spirit: Peace, Part 5

This week we welcome guest blogger, David Hundert, who is a Master of Divinity student at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown, PA.

What I hope is that you will be able to walk away from these blog posts about peace and have peace; to be at peace with God. How do we do that? First, in Philippians 4:6-7, Paul writes,

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

To begin trusting in God, if you’ve never done that before, is really simple. Romans 10:9-10 states,

“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

“What does it mean to be “justified?” It means “just as if I’d never sinned.” You can have your relationship with the Lord restored. You can have peace with God. It’s right there for the asking.

If you’ve done that already and yet you still don’t have peace, ask the Lord to show you what it is that is in the way. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you what you need to confess to Him and then do it! Ask Him for forgiveness and enjoy that peace. He can restore that ability to walk in step with the Spirit and that peace will sprout in your life to overflowing!

If you’ve never asked Jesus into your heart and into your life, just comment below. You too, can have that peace in your life like none other. I promise you, that if you get into the wheelbarrow that Jesus is pushing, you will experience a life of peace like no other!

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Published by joelkime

I love my wife, Michelle, and our four kids and two daughters-in-law. I serve at Faith Church and love our church family. I teach a course online from time to time, and in my free time I love to read and exercise, especially running,

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