The Evangelism team desires for each of us to walk closer with the Lord. We are traveling along a discipleship journey together, by focusing on the fruit of God's Holy Spirit.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.
Since we live by the Spirit, let up keep step with the Spirit.”
God's peace isn't the absence of turmoil; it's the presence of Himself. God will never leave us or forsake us. Even in the midst of difficulty, God is and always will reign upon His throne. When the storms of life toss us to and fro, Jesus says “Peace, be still.” Jesus said: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world!” (John 16:33). God, our Heavenly Father and Creator; Jesus, our Risen Savior; and the Holy Spirit, our Comforter are the source of our peace. Turn to the Lord. Pour your heart out to Him for He is always listening. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
“Dearest Lord, thank you for being who you are: strong in your power and gentle in your love. We praise you that you have conquered sin and death. Our peace is found in you. Lord, sometimes life is so hard. We get upset and worry and fret. Rotten things happen. We let “stuff” pull us away from you. We're sorry. Please forgive us. Remind us that you are able to carry us over any storm, close to your heart. Lord, I know others are watching. They notice when I carry on and allow life to stress me out. Instead, please cause the fruit of your peace to grow and flourish in my life. “Make me an instrument of your peace.” Help me to diffuse difficult situations with your words. Thank you that you are more than enough for any situation. Thank you that you wrap me in the blanket of your peace. I love you, Lord, and I pray these things with love, joy and peace.
In Jesus' name. Amen.”