TOPIC: Be a Peacemaker
Memory Verse: Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Motivational Quote: Be a peacemaker not a peace taker.
Prophetic word for today
The peace of God that passeth all understanding shall envelop your life, in the name of Jesus.
Fire Scripture: Judges 4: 6-16
Praise & Worship
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 12 – 13; 1 John 1 – 2
The Bible says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God” (Matthew 5:9). One of the hallmarks of spirit-led and mature believers is that they promote peace wherever they go. They know the importance of love, unity and peace in human relation. Hence, they restore all these where they are lacking. Beloved, the God of peace wants you to be a peacemaker.
Deborah was a peace maker. “She would sit under Deborah’s palm tree between Ramah and Bethel in the Ephraim highlands, and the Israelites would come to her to settle disputes” (Judges 4:5 CSB).
Deborah settled disputes. She brought people together other than scattering them. She is not one of such people that sow discord and separate chief friends. She was never a busy body in other people’s matter. She brought fragmented relationships together. She mended broken homes. She was a peace lover. You would never find her in the seat of the scorful and jesters cracking unhealthy jokes or backbiting a fellow human. She loved peace. She worked for the unity of God’s people during her days and it paid off because they also came all out and stood with her and Barak in the fight against Sisera.
It is quite unfortunate that the body of Christ has been so divided these days that people now see nothing wrong in tearing down a fellow Christian, destroying others in order to get to the top. How much do you love peace? How is your relationship with neighbours and acquaintance? Do you always want to win every argument? Do you know when to let go and give peace a chance? How well do you sustain good relationships in your life? Are you the type that sow the seed of discord among brethren in church? Have you fought with everybody in your compound because your have to prove a point? The Bible says “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman” (Proverbs 22:19).
Beloved, I want you to take an inventory of your relational life today and leam from Deborah. Life is too short to be lived in grudges, hate and contention. Be a peace lover.
1. Anything in me, destroying my beneficial relationships, die, in the name of Jesus.
2. Any bad character in my life, die, in the name of Jesus.
3. Peace of God that passes all understanding, fill my soul, in the name of Jesus.
4. O God my Father, make me an instrument of peace, in the name of Jesus.
5. Father, let Your peace reign in my family, in the name of Jesus.
6. Father, let Your peace reign in our nation, in the name of Jesus.
7. Prince of peace, reign in Your Church globally, in the name of Jesus.