I feel God asking us, “What are your conditions for peace?”
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27
One definition for peace in the Greek is “an armistice; conditions for the restoration of peace in times of war.”
If you had to write up a peace treaty, what conditions would you bring to the table and say, “I won’t agree to peace unless these conditions are met”?
Maybe it’s something like “I won’t have peace in my life unless I have a job” or “unless I know what the future holds” or “unless my health is secure” or “unless I know my rent will be paid.”
Jesus has already negotiated peace for you. The treaty terms were settled with his death. He says peace I leave you, my peace I give you. You have it! It’s already yours. You just have to drop your conditions, sign the treaty and receive peace into your life.
I now realize I don’t need whatever it was I thought I needed in my life to have peace. I’m willing to say, “I just need You, Jesus! I give you all my conditions and I sign the peace treaty of my life.”
Contributed by Sierra Stack