Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take. Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways. Over the next 13 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.
Here is day nineteen with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of peace.
Walk Path of Peace
“Because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.”
Luke 1:78-79 (NIV)
Are you currently experiencing conflict in any form? How does it make you feel? Do you often find external peace to be elusive? How about internal peace? Why? Can you have one without the other? Is one more valuable than the other? Why? What are some of the methods people use today in an attempt to arrive at peace? Do some means work better than others? Why? What does it take to have peace with God? How should peace with God impact the peace we have with others?
As Christians we are called to walk a path of peace to the extent that it depends upon us. Jesus also makes it clear that as His followers we will have trouble and peace will be elusive because those that were against Him will be against us. Yet even in the midst of trouble Christ came to guide our feet into the path of peace. As you pray, ask God to help you realize that it is only through surrender that you can have peace with God. Pray that you would be known as a peacemaker because the peace of God dwells within you. Pray that the people around you would seek the peace that is found in Christ.