Are you a:
Peace ~ Maker OR Peace ~ Keeper?? Last week in our Series titled "Getting Past Your Past" Pastor Craig Groeschel shared on the difference of
Peace -keeping vs. Peace - making.
I will be honest. I always felt it IMPORTANT to "Keep" the Peace. It wasn't until I started learning a few things such a boundaries or even personalities that I started to recognize that "Keeping" the Peace is sometimes really just sweeping things under the rug or better known as "Stuffing my feelings, and being run over."
Pastor Craig said it this way....
"A Peace Keeper" is one who hates conflict and stuff's their emotions, brushing them aside and refuses to work toward reconciliation.
"A Peace Maker" will face conflict and/or the issues with humility and intregrity, always seeking to work toward reconciliation, healing and in turn bringing about true Peace!
I don't know that you could find one person who has not been "hurt" and as much as we sometimes can focus on that hurt or that pain, we would do best working on those situations or people where we are ones who have caused the hurt. Seeking to bring forth Peace, not only allows for freedom within, and freedom to those whom we have hurt, but it is in this process that the LORD is Glorified.
It is in humility that we can seek to bring forth Peace. It is in humility that we can honestly look within and look into those whom we have wounded and ask forgiveness. When Christ brings truth into the light, exposing it...it is here that Peace and Healing are made. Not kept. Freedom goes forth and brings life to all in its path.
God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God
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