Friday, November 28, 2008

Bless us LORD with Peace and Well-being

Work to see that the city where I sent you enjoys peace and prosperity. Pray to the LORD for it, for as it prospers you will be blessed. Jeremiah 29:7

How can we seek the prosperity and well being of our family and church, and the peace of our city and nation? I believe the answer starts in Ephesians 4:2-3 when Paul writes, “with all humility and unselfishness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to live in peace and keep the unity of the Spirit.”

Paul continues in 1 Corinthians 12 stating that there different spiritual gifts, ministries, ways to serve, operations, administrations and manifestations, but the same God, LORD and Spirit. Certainly there is diversity and there are differences, but God teaches us that when the Holy Spirit gives us something, he does it for the benefit and the good of others. When we seek the good of others and do all possible to live in peace with others, we will not lose the unity of the Spirit.

Praying for our authorities (1 Timothy 2:1-3), living with all humility, generosity, patience and love (Ephesians 4:2-3) and looking out for the good and benefit of others (1 Corinthians 12:7); we will be seeking for the peace and prosperity of the city God has sent us to and we will live in peace and under the blessing of God (Jeremiah 29:7).

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