Sunday, March 1, 2015

Grace and Reflections for a Women's Heart #4

~ A Look into Proverbs ~

"For the Lord giveth wisdom:
out of his mouth cometh knowledge 
and understanding."
(Proverbs 2:6)


Proverbs contains the very wisdom of God,
given to show us the value
of living prudently ~ or to be cautious. 


"Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil;
but to the counselors of peace is joy."
(Proverbs 12:20)


Are you a peacemaker?
It is the mark of a child of God.
"Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of God."
(Matthew 5:9)
Those who make peace show themselves
to be sons of God.
A peacemaker is someone who is actively
working to reconcile men to God
and to one another.
He (or she) is a "minister of reconciliation"
who has been given the "message of reconciliation."
(2 Corinthians 5:18-21)
 Since Jesus no longer walks this earth in the flesh,
His people are His ambassadors,
speaking and acting on His behalf for those
who do not know Him.
We as Believers are His head ~ the mind of Christ ~
His hands ~ the works of Christ ~
and the heart of Christ ~ the love of Christ ~
to those who need Him.
And our message is this:
be reconciled to God!


A "peacemaker" is not simply someone
who tries to stop the feuding between others,
but is a believer that has experienced
the peace of God, and who brings that peace to others.
Being a peacemaker should begin in our very own homes.
With our closest and most intimate relationships ~
our husbands ~ children ~ parents ~ grandparents ~
sisters ~ brothers ~ Aunts ~ Uncles ~
Then to our extended family ~ our close friends ~
church family ~ co-workers ~ class-mates ~ neighbors
And only then will peacemaking move out to more
remote relationships ~ in our own towns ~ Cities ~
State ~ Nation ~ and across the world.

But we all know that peacemaking is not easy,
in fact it can be difficult at times.
We may find it easier to just walk away
from a problem and not get involved at all.
Every tiny step we take in being a peacemaker
receives God's blessings.
Each of us can do something towards being that peacemaker,
here are just a few ideas.
Make a phone call
Write a letter or send a card
Make a meal or put a basket together
Meet a need with material blessings
Put your hands to work for others
Go and see a friend in pain
Listen to the cries to the wounded in heart
Lift your eyes up to see the world as God sees it
Preach the Gospel of peace
Pray one for another
How are you getting involved in the world?
Are you an ambassador for Christ?
Are you His instrument of peace 
so that others may see that you are a child of God? 

Grace & Peace be yours
in Abundance!
~ Debbie ~ 


Melanie said...

A beautiful post, Debbie. WE are called to be peacemakers here. Have a blessed day.

Mehrll said...

Lovely post. Jesus has called us to be peacemakers, but without compromise of His word. Only when we have His love in our hearts, this is possible. Thanks for the reminder. Hugs.

NanaDiana said...

I hope I am one of the peacemakers of this world. I know a couple of my kids are peacemakers, too. Beautiful post- xo Diana

Vicky Hunt said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this post Debbie. I often feel like an overworked peacemaker. Of course being a teacher, I am a peacemaker, but also with my family. My hubby and son don't always see eye to eye, which I'm sure is typical with a father and 19 year old son. I am always trying to keep the peace and I grow weary at times. Thanks for these lovely words my friend. I needed to be reminded that we are called to be peacemakers. I hope you have a lovely Lord's day.

Hugs, Vicky

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Debbie, what a precious post today! We all need to be reminded about being peacemakers (not peacekeepers) wherever God leads us. I find it the hardest with my sisters and continue to pray that God would draw them to Himself. Thank you for sharing these wonderful Scripture passages and precious thoughts!! Thank you, precious friend! Warm hugs!

Angela said...

Such lovely and truth spoken words, Debbie. May your Sabbath day be restful. Love in Christ, Angela

Btw...I love your blog design. It is beautiful!

Sola Scriptura said...

I want to be a peacemaker, thank you for this lovely reminder. Beautiful pictures :)

Simply Linda said...

I want to be a hard to do in a world who are not believers...nice to see you home, Debbie!!! Blessings

Ceil said...

Hi Debbie! I liked very much your idea of peacemakers not being just stopping disagreements, but having experienced the peace of God. How can we convey peace if we really don't know what it means, or where it comes from?

Peace comes from your postings my friend. It seeps out of your words...

Anonymous said...

Blessings to you this day. Thank you for a heartwarming post.

doodles n daydreams said...

a lovely post to start my week. Thank you.


Valerie said...

You have such a beautiful heart and spirit. Loved this. I always feel light and love when I visit your little corner here. Blessings sweet friend, Valerie

Debby Ray said...

Ah...a beautiful post, my friend. Yes, I guess I could call myself a peacemaker...I am not always as good at it as I'd like but I abhor strife and do anything to steer away from it and keep it out of my life. The Light cannot exist where there is darkness but only if it overtakes it. Thank you for this, Debbie :)

Shabby Royale said...

Hi Debbie, Thank you for this wonderful post !

Thank you also for visiting my blog, for following and your very sweet comment !!
Happy to have you and I'm looking forward to getting to know you.
( I have no idea why Blogger uses this other profile photo, but it's me :).

Have a blessed week,

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Many Blessings to you my friend. Thinking of you and praying all is well taking care of your father.
Hugs, CM

Stephanie said...

Good evening, Mom :) I just came by for a visit... the music playing on your blog is so you and it makes me feel close to you... So here I am reading previous posts that have blessed my heart in the past and listening to 'Anne of Green Gables.'

I am so thankful for you and am very blessed to call you "Mom." You are an extraordinary woman and I love you! See you tomorrow...

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