November 29, 2017

Philippians 4:7 (NLT) — 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Here is a peaceful thought for you to meditate on. Did you know that when you were ‘born again’ that you were born into a family who is noted for their peace? That is your heavenly families pedigree.

Dog breeders will breed for certain characteristics that they want to see in the puppies that are born to the female. These characteristics might include temperament, color, agility, strength, instinct etc. So they look for these dominate things in DNA of both the male and female that they allow to breed.

Your spiritual DNA is made up of peace because your spiritual family has that dominate gene of peace. Your heavenly Father is the God of Peace:

Hebrews 13:20 (NLT) — 20 Now may the God of peace— who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with his blood—

Jesus is called the Prince of Peace:

Isaiah 9:6 (NLT) — 6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

The Holy Spirit produces Peace:

Galatians 5:22 (NLT) — 22 But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

You and I were bred for Peace! Peace is part of our DNA. Meditate on that and see if that doesn’t resonate in your soul. See if that doesn’t make a difference in how you handle life from this point on. The enemy didn’t want you to know that you have God’s DNA of peace. He wants you to be anxious and troubled. But now that you know your true make-up you can calmly laugh in his face:)

We are not obligated to be anything other than peaceful in each and every situation that we find ourselves in. Knowing this allowed Peter to fall asleep in jail even though he knew that the morning would probably bring about his execution!

Acts 12:1–6 (NLT) — 1 About that time King Herod Agrippa began to persecute some believers in the church. 2 He had the apostle James (John’s brother) killed with a sword. 3 When Herod saw how much this pleased the Jewish people, he also arrested Peter. (This took place during the Passover celebration.) 4 Then he imprisoned him, placing him under the guard of four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring Peter out for public trial after the Passover. 5 But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him. 6 The night before Peter was to be placed on trial, he was asleep, fastened with two chains between two soldiers. Others stood guard at the prison gate.

O by the way did you notice the other ingredient, that we have talked about in our blog lately, that also led to Peter’s peace?

Be Inspired Hilltop!

Comments

  1. Prayer…the church was praying for him. I think in verse 16 when they were amazed to see Peter at the door every one of them must have been thanking God like crazy…second ingredient.

  2. Better yet, Peter himself had to have been thanking God himself as he realized what happened in verse 11…wow.