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Peace Where There Is No Peace

To be a peacemaker is to know when to bring peace.

Jesus was the ultimate peacemaker. That’s what He came for. Obviously He had zeal and passion. In the marketplace outside the Temple, He flipped tables and made whips out of rope. There wasn’t a lot of peace when He was doing that! That was chaos! But that was a different situation.

In most of the situations that Jesus walked into, where there was chaos, He created peace. Even when there was chaos in nature, He created peace. One night the disciples were out in the boat when a storm came up. The boat was flooded and they were about to drown. And Jesus got up and calmed the winds. He calmed the storm and He calmed the waves. That’s what He did. His aroma was peace.

Believers need to make sure that we bring peace with us wherever we go. We need to be the ones to bring peace to situations where it is needed and cannot be found. That’s part of our walk. It’s the Beatitude. It’s what Jesus did.

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I try to do it, but I don’t necessarily do it well all the time. I’m human! We humans are very defensive. We protect ourselves. We don’t like to look bad. We’re very self-absorbed. That’s how everybody is!

But bringing peace where there is no peace is my goal, and I ask God to help me. If you see peace in me, you need to know that it comes strictly from wanting to have the authority of Jesus. The love and the kindness that I reflect come only from Heaven.

Even when there is chaos around you, and even if it’s because of Who you represent, people should still feel peaceful around you.

That’s part of what our aroma of Christ has to be. When people are around you, they should see peace. They should feel peace. I think people will respect you and respect everything about you when you’re like that. I think that’s what we have to accomplish.

Are you a peacemaker? Are you in need of some peace? I’d love to hear your comments on how you bring peace in everyday situations.

3 thoughts on “Peace Where There Is No Peace

  1. Jeremy, I appreciate your baseball skills (go Giants), but more importantly I respect your testimony and display of faith.

    I preached on this verse last Sunday at my church and broke it down this way: what is peace? Why should we pursue it? How do we bring it?

    If interested you can check it out at http://www.redwoodchapel.org

    Keep doing what you’re doing!

    For the Kingdom,

  2. Jeremy,

    Thank you for blogging about how we as Christians are to change the atmosphere that we find ourselves in. We are called to bring forth the aroma of Christ to every situation we find ourselves in. Easy….no way. Possible …..yes! Phil 4:13 I can do all things through CHRIST who strengthens me. Thank you for reminding me of this today.

    Bill Pennington
    Grants Pass, Oregon

  3. Just a quick comment to how I bring about peace in everyday situations.
    Trying to remember that “a soft answer turns away wrath” and of course prayer is key. For example, with my little grandchildren ages 4 and 2, whenever they would hear the fire alarm or a siren go off they would cry and be afraid but we’ve turned that into a time of prayer for the volunteer firefighters, the medical team and the person in need. Peace in their little lives is restored and now they are quick to say “Grammie let’s pray” even the 2 year old!

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