Posted by: Larry Hoekman | December 19, 2015

Christmas — Prince of Peace!

Day 2248: Celebrated Christmas last night w/the in-laws! Yes, he is the reason for the season!

Scripture: For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace! Isaiah 9:6  

Thoughts/questions: Peace, peace; wonderful Peace coming down from the Father above! This line from the song, Wonderful Peace, could easily be a Christmas song! The Prince of Peace is born!

And when on earth, this Prince of Peace stated that He is leaving His peace with us, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.” Maybe when we lack peace we are seeking our own peace, not His.

The peace of God comes from viewing our lives as He does and then trusting Him in ALL circumstances. Have you been viewing your life from the perspective of the mirror? Has self dictated your lack of peace when self is not in control? Or can you do what Jesus did (after the 3rd time trying) when He finally agreed to face the cross and stated, “Not My will, but Thine be done.”

Your will or God’s? Trust in self or trust in the Prince of Peace? Find peace by dying to self; using God’s eyes to evaluate your life; and His peace will be upon you! Peace on earth and goodwill to men!!!

Suggested prayer: Prince of Peace, I seem to want what I want. Help me to want what You want. Thy will be done in my life . . .

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