Day 28 - Peace in the City

WHAT’S GOD’S HEART FOR GOVERNMENT?

Jeremiah 29:7: “Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

Since becoming a follower of Christ the reality of peacefulness has been on a continuous evolution.

Living a peaceful life used to mean living life removed from chaos or pain. That definition lasted only until I began to understand not only the peace that Jesus brings, but the peace into which He has invited us to live. In striving to understand His peace, I have been led into places of significant chaos and pain. The world offers a peace through a lens that might suppress chaos and pain, but doesn’t speak to it. Jesus’ peace gives us the ability to look deeply into our own woundedness, find healing there and in so doing speak to the wounds of others.

Others receiving the gift of God’s unrelenting peace is how the prosperity of a city is found, as well as our own. The peace that God is calling us to live into, both individually and collectively, is a wellspring that can be sought but never found in any other source but Jesus.

REFLECTION:

  1. Pray that peace would come to the hurting and chaotic places in your city.

  2. Are there any challenging situations God is calling you to be the person of peace?

  3. What is God’s heart for how the Church in your city can be a beacon of peace in a hurtful and chaotic circumstance?

Bobby Martin Burien, WA.

PLEASE SHARE WHAT GOD IS REVEALING TO YOU BELOW! REMEMBER TO SAY WHAT CITY YOU ARE FROM!

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