If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. – (Romans 12:18, NIV)
Do the best you can to live at peace with everyone. – (Romans 12:18, ERV)
If it is within your power, make peace with all people. – (Romans 12:18, VOICE)
We are called to live at peace with all people as much as humanly possible. If we operate as promoters of peace, extending mercy and grace, goodness and love, just as God gives to us, peace is possible far more often than not. Yes, there are always exceptions who will not receive and will continue to cause unrest, but with all that we are in all that we do, we are called to seek His peace. May we ever depend on the Prince of Peace to fill our hearts and minds, so that we may go forth and live at peace with everyone around us.
Peace is not a place,
But a state of mind;
Granted by the Lord,
For all of mankind.
It’s meant to be shared,
One to another;
From neighbor to friend,
Sister to brother.
Let us do our best,
With all, be at peace;
So God’s grace may flow,
And hope be increased.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You fill us with Your peace when we seek You. Thank You that You equip us to be ambassadors of peace to the people around us. Forgive us for not attempting to live at peace with everyone around us when people become difficult to take. Teach us to lean into Your love so that we are filled again with Your grace and compassion and power to promote peace in places where it seems impossible. Show us how to love those around us in ways that extend Your peace to the unsettled places in their hearts. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we depend on You to live at peace with everyone. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. – Psalm 34:8