10 Nov Heart to Heart with God: Day 160_Peacemakers
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015
Day 160- Richmond, Virginia: Peacemakers
We are not only ambassadors for peace, but we are also the trendsetters for how the world should behave when communicating with one another. We have an obligation to live as a peaceful society, leading the way as faithful followers of Jesus Christ. The reality is that those people who set out evilly and or rogue countries who long for revenge, hate, retaliation, murder, and committing acts of terrorism have no place in this world or the next in the God’s Kingdom, especially without receiving forgiveness from Jesus for committing those atrocious sins.
We all need forgiveness, as we all are required by God to set the tone as a culture of people who realize the importance of treating each other with love, compassion, and peace in every situation without animosity. Is this truly easier said than done? Should we not hate less and love more? God is pleading with us throughout the Scriptures for us all to be peacemakers in this world. Do we mock Him or do we adhere to these simple commandments? Do we pass each other like two ships in the night or do we push over our anchor to help our brothers and sisters who need our forgiveness and mercy.
From Matthew, again Jesus gives us more tools to prepare our hearts for the Lord in the second half of “The Beatitudes”, “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you”. Amen. This is not the beginning of the road for those who are being persecuted nor is it the end of the road for us all as well. Everyday is an opportunity to bless those around us, and God will bless us in return with the gift of eternal life in Heaven.
Reflection Day #160
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: