19590509571_08a9587afa_b“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
    and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” – Luke 2:14

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?” – Luke 6:46

I was led to these two verses this morning. I was unsure of which verse to write on so I decided to write on both.  I saw Luke 6:46 in two places this morning so I knew it was significant. Luke 2:14 also spoke to me. It made me think of how often lately I’ve prayed for peace in my life and heart.

I realized true peace can only come from pleasing the Lord by being obedient.

Obedience.  Honestly, I hate the word. It’s not a word I prefer using in conversations with other people because obedience in my mind means “control.”  I always equate it to something negative when really, following the Lord and obeying His word is less about control and more about living a life that honors and pleases Him. When we do this, we find peace. At least from my experience.

If we’re not at peace, we’re trying to live our own way instead of God’s way. 

I’ve had days this week when I haven’t been at peace. I read scripture every day but lately having the correct truth in my heart hasn’t translated into obedience.  I want to know Jesus personally in every area of my life and where I lack peace, there’s a problem.

 We can’t quote scripture and still live an ungodly life.  God wants our whole life and hearts in His will, living His ways.

Is there an area of your life where you lack peace? If so, let’s talk about it.

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