In Christ: I Have Peace

It is always good to be reminded of who we are in Christ, especially when we find ourselves living in a world filled with chaos and confusion.  Over the next 32 days I will be sharing the devotions from my book, “In Christ Alone”.  Each devotion is designed to help us look to Christ for our identity in the midst of a myriad of sources trying to define who we are.

Here is day one with an important reminder that you, and those around you, can have peace in Christ.

I Have Peace

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 5:1 (NIV)

How would you rate your level of peace today?  What factors determine if you feel a sense of peace or not?  Some have described peace as the absence of conflict, but does living without conflict always lead to a life of true peace? Could the peace you long for, the peace beyond understanding, be something more — a peace that could exist even in the midst of conflict?

God says that in Christ we have peace because we have been made right with God through our faith in Jesus!  Our prayer life should draw us into greater peace as our faith in God grows.  As you grow in Christ, pray that you would live as one justified by faith so that the people around you can see the peace you have in Christ.  Pray that your inner peace would be visible to all people, even in times of conflict.  Pray that your identity of peace would lead you to be a peacemaker as you share about your faith in Jesus.  Pray that the people around you would see the peace of God reflected in everything you do.

In prayer,