THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
MAINTAINING YOUR PEACE IS EASIER THAT MAKING PEACE….
When we allow STRIFE into our life and RELATIONSHIPS, it damages our ATTITUDES, our DREAMS, our ENERGY, and our CREATIVITY. You make BETTER decisions and are more PRODUCTIVE and SUCCESSFUL if you take steps to have PEACE in your relationships. Where there’s UNITY, God’s favor, blessing, and ANOINTING are on YOU, your HOME, your MARRIAGE, and your FINANCES. The peace you bring will have such an ANOINTING, such a FAVOR on it, that it will OVERRIDE the NEGATIVE forces that are trying to bring your family DOWN.
The SCRIPTURE says, “BLESSED are the makers and MAINTAINERS of peace.” After an argument, we apologize, forgive each other, and make PEACE. That’s important, but we need to be more aware of MAINTAINING the peace. THAT means staying on the HIGH road–biting your tongue, not arguing, not being sarcastic, doing the RIGHT thing when the wrong thing is HAPPENING. MAINTAINING your peace is much EASIER than always having to MAKE peace, and with it, God brings His PROTECTION. He’ll keep you from unnecessary TROUBLE.
Ephesians 4:3, NLT
Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.