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The pursuit of peace is a most noble endeavor. However, the pursuit of peace without God is a futile and frustrating adventure. For mankind to believe that he can achieve peace without God, is arrogant, at best. Peace begins from within, and without Christ, there can be no true peace. Our Lord is the source of love, peace, and the abundant life. That abundant life begins when, through the act of obedience, we acknowledge our sinful life, admit that there is but one true living God, and that Christ is His only Son. We repent of our sin, ask God to forgive us, and invite Christ into our lives. At that instant, we are changed. We become new creatures. We have access to the true source of peace. A peace that passes all understanding.
My hope is in Christ. My joy originates with Christ. My peace is a gift from Christ. Regardless of how difficult my day may be, I have a peace that my Lord and Savior loves me and has a plan for my life. The abundant life is dependent upon how sensitive I am to God's will and how obedient I am to that will.
God loves us and everything He asks of us is for our benefit, and His glory. Christ told us that He came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. Obedience to the will of God makes for peace and is mutually upbuilding to all who call His name. Obedience is the key to an abundant life.
If you are searching for peace and cannot find it, I would encourage you to pick up a copy of God's word and read the following passages. But first, answer these two questions.
1. To you, who is Jesus?
2. If what you believe about spiritual things and eternal life were not true, would you want to know it?
2 Corinthians 5:15
Consider the source of peace.
May the God of all creation reveal Himself to you this day.