Friday, February 27, 2015

~Keeping The Peace~

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9


We will never be fruitful in our walk with God if we are not filled with mercy and purity of heart. In a fallen world conflict is inevitable. God intends for us to work through our conflicts to peaceful solutions.

It is because of us that there is no peace with God or with each other. We live in a sin filled world with spiritual warfare and unseen forces of darkness. Evil intent and satanic strongholds are all around us.


 You can count on the Lord’s help in the process of working toward peace.  He came that there might be peace between us and God.

Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life, Chapter 20:
Seven steps to restoration:
1. Talk to God before talking to the person.
2. Always take the initiative.
3. Sympathize with their feelings.
4. Confess your part in the conflict.
5. Attack the problem not the person.
6. Cooperate as much as possible.
7. Emphasize reconciliation not resolution.
 This picture was taken on a boat ride with my grandkids, December 2013.