We’ve got your daily encouragement, written by Phillip Woody.

 

Bible Reading:

“Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.”
‭‭James‬ ‭3:18

Word:

You ever stop to think what you sow into the places that you are?  Sowing means to plant or scatter seed. The seeds we sow are who we are, not necessarily what we do.  What we do, done out of unrest, hurt, fear, or envy, even if they are good acts, don’t sow peace, they sow that which the heart does hem out of.  Picking up someone’s weights frustrated because they are taking too long is experienced way different then picking up someone’s plates because you see them smoked and want to serve them.  One sows peace while to other sows frustration and resentment.
I love how The Message version puts it,  “You can develop a healthy, robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.”
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So what kind of seeds are our lives sowing in this season of so much unrest. Has the unrest gotten into us?  What if we were the peacemakers that James calls us to be?  How might God use that to shape our home, our box, our work, our church?

 

Prayer:

Jesus, make me a person of peace by putting your peace in me! In your name, Amen!

 

Skillwork:

Do an evaluation. Ask Jesus to reveal any area of unrest. Then ask him to replace that unrest with his peace.

 

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