Pursue Peace

Hebrews 12:14-15 (NKJV)

14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: 15 looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled;

We all need peace from our Prince of Peace.  Jesus gives us peace as He tells us in John.  We have access to peace to help us through trials, tribulations, hurts, pains as well as areas that can cause a feeling of separation from His love.  He is always there for us.  We need to seek Him and understand His grace and peace.  He is gracious in giving us peace and we in turn need to reflect that peace and pass it on.

Too many times we want to hold on to the hurts or feel we deserve the pain.  God wants to heal our pains and desires for us give them over to Him.  We have to hand them over and when we do we are no longer holding on to the pain.  Now that our hands are empty we can now reach out for His love.  When we put our hands together in prayer we are now showing we are no longer holding on and we are ready to receive His grace and mercy.  So spend time in prayer giving over to God all your needs.

By handing over to God our need for healing, we in turn need to praise Him and thank Him.  There are times people cannot let go and that is where the bitterness can set in.  Do not give root to any bitterness hand everything over to God.  In turn we will be able to share what He has done for us and in turn help others in similar situations as they journey through life.  You can in turn share the joy that is now in your journey and pass on the peace you have received.  When you pass it on you are giving a testimony about how the Prince of Peace loves you and is there for us all.