You know I looked up some Hebrew and Greek definitions of peace, we already talked about that being shalom, more than hello or goodbye, even peace, more like how is your peace, nothing missing or broken or amiss, and eirene pronounced i-ray-nay. Eirene is from the verb eiro and means to join or bind together that which has been broken, divided or separated. Eirene is the root of our English word serene, free of storms, undisturbed, marked by utter calm. Eirene literally is binding and joining together again what has been separated, being one once more.
That was a definition I found that I liked, being at peace with yourself, comfortable in your own skin. Many of us aren’t. Especially women, but I know men, too. We are all to ______________. You can fill in the blank. Remember, Jesus body, and how resurrection restored Him to peace, He was punished for our peace.
What if God filled it in. We are His masterpieces, even if He is working on some of these works of art, and He, Himself, is our peace. Ephesians 2:10 and 2:14. Isn’t it great the way they are worded so close together? Let’s see what God says we are.
A Temple — I am God’s temple and His Spirit dwells in me. 1 Corinthians 6:19
Accepted — …to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He [made us accepted in the Beloved. Ephesians 1:6
Beloved — As indeed He says in Hosea, “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’” Romans 9:25
Blessed — Blessed are they who hope in the Lord. Psalm 40:5
Favored — For you bless the righteous, O LORD, you cover him with favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12
Led — I am being led by the Spirit of God, I am a daughter of God. Romans 8:14
Loved — I have loved you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3
Pure — He washed me with pure water. Ephesians 5:22 Hebrews 10:26
Strong — I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Submissive — ( to God ) The devil flees from me. James 4:7
Here are ten good things God declares over us and if He declares it so should we. daily affirmations are a necessity to keep His peace alive in our hearts during trying times. Believe me, it is not entitlement, arrogance or being bratty. It was the promises of God’s will by giving His dearly beloved Son.
As a sincere believer, we are tenderhearted and sensitive to Him and can be easily hurt, offended, which we have to avoid. Standing on His promises is vital to being a healthy, happy believer. I have been offline a while but have caught up on some blogging and will update the Pinterest board below, so check back soon. As always, thank you for reading and I pray I have blessed you.
I want to peace, to be at peace with myself and with my Lord, and I pray your are as well.
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