How often do we look for peace in our homes throughout our days? As a mom, I know that once my day has ended that is just what I’m for. Peace…and a lot of quiet too.
However, that isn’t the type of peace that God’s word desires us to have. At the end of our busy days, we’re looking for rest. The peace God offers us is so much more.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.. Galatians 5:22-23
What is the definition of peace?
We often view peace as a time where we finally have nothing that needs our immediate attention. All is quiet. A time where we can just sit and be, or at last lay our heads down to sleep.
While this is a peaceful time, it isn’t true definition of the beautiful peace that is offered to us by God our Father.
True peace brings us, “Heavenly rest; the happiness of heaven” and “Freedom from agitation…as from fear, terror, anger, anxiety…tranquillity.”
What does God’s word advise us about peace?
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. Psalm 34:14
Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace… Romans 14:19
…have peace one with another. Mark 9:50b
Where can we find this type of peace?
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us… Ephesians 2:14
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
How do we receive the peace of God?
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ… Romans 5:1
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8:6
The peace of God is…
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Colossians 3:15
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace… 1 Corinthians 14:33
4 Ways to Exhibit Peace in Our Homes
1. We are to seek Jesus.
He is the Prince of Peace. Who better to seek and follow?
2. We’re to teach living peacefully in our homes.
How are we to teach our children what peace looks like if we do not see Jesus daily?
3. We look to God for His peace, amidst the good, busy days as well as the confusion filled days.
In our seeking of Him, our families will learn where to go to find peace in the midst of any day…any storm.
4. We’re to have Jesus ruling in our hearts.
That which we fill our hearts and days with is what rules us. Jesus must be first in our lives to rule our hearts.
When we’re looking for peace in our homes, we need to ensure that we’re seeking the peace of God. That is what our hearts are longing for.
A quiet home doesn’t necessarily mean it is a peaceful home. As wives and mothers, we must be faithful in seeking Jesus. He is the Prince of Peace.
The struggles of a day don’t have to cause things to go awry. We can be filled with God’s peace no matter what is going on around us.
Our focus must be always on the Lord. The world may be falling apart around us, but He has already conquered it all.
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