Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God. Matthew 5:9 (NIV)
Do you want to be a witness for me in the world? Do you want to live a life that is vibrant and attractive to those who do not know me? Do you want others to come to know me through my working in and through your life? Do you want to be a vessel that I can use for my kingdom and glory? Do you want to go where I send you and do what I ask of you? Are you at my disposal? Are you ready for my use? Lord, I want you to use me. I am completely at your disposal. I am ready for your use. I will go wherever you send me and do whatever you ask me. Where will you send me? How do you want to use me? What will you ask of me? I will send you next door. Next door, I’m not sure what you mean?
I want you to express my kindness and mercy and love to all those who are around you on a day to day basis. You don’t need to go far to be my witness in the world. I will use you right now, right where you are, in your daily life. How will you use me? Think of the people that rub you the wrong way. Think of the people that are abrasive and difficult to love. Think of the people who are obnoxious and self-serving. Think of the people that are living lives that are far away from me. These are the people that I want you to love with my love. These are the people that I want you to pray for and serve. Show them what they can’t see in the world. What’s that? Show them my unconditional love. Show them kindness at every turn. How will I do that?
I am calling you to be a peacemaker. I want you to make and maintain peace wherever you go, in whatever you do. I want your life to spread the fragrance of me everywhere. I want you to stand out as a bold and bright witness for me in a world filled with conflict. I want people to see me living and working in and through your life. I want people to know my kindness, mercy and love through your life. I want people to see me living in you. I want people to know that they have been in the presence of one of my children, when they have been around you. You are my child, are you not? Yes, I am your child. You are my Heavenly Father. Yes, I am. You want to become like me, do you not? Yes, I want to become like you. Then be a peacemaker for me. Will you do that for me? Yes Lord, I will be a peacemaker for you in a world filled with conflict. That will be very good.
Lord, I have often allowed myself to become embroiled in conflict. I regret that engaging in conflict has hindered my ability to be a witness for you. Forgive me. Use me now as a peacemaker. Help me to make and maintain peace in a world filled with conflict. Amen
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