Psalm 133:1 (AMP) Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity.
Do everything you can to get the strife out of your life and home. If you are in strife internally all the time you can expect for your kids to be rebellious. Where there is unity, there is blessing. We might think it is not our fault because there is no unity in our house, but we all have responsibility for eliminating strife from our lives.
We can learn to have unity in diversity. We are all different for a reason. We must stop comparing ourselves to others to prove what we are and feeling bad for ourselves because we don’t feel as good as somebody else. Stop that silliness and just do what you do unto the Lord. God has made you who you are for a reason.
Matthew 5:9 (AMP) 9 “Blessed [spiritually calm with life-joy in God’s favor] are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they will [express His character and] be called the sons of God.
We have to work for peace and be peaceful on purpose. Peace does not just happen to us by chance – it is something we have to pursue. For example we don’t always have to give the last word in an argument and we can learn to let things go rather than dwell over the wrong that we think may have been done to us. It is up to us to do our best to maintain peace.
Ephesians 4:7 (AMP) 7 Yet grace [God’s undeserved favor] was given to each one of us [not indiscriminately, but in different ways] in proportion to the measure of Christ’s [rich and abundant] gift.
God will give us the grace we need for the place where we are at on a given day. He will give us the grace to be where we are peacefully, and we can still enjoy life. When we put our trust in God it is amazing how much more peace we will have in life.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen