Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Peace sounds like such a gentle word. When it’s said just the right way, it can give you the warm fuzzies. Nevertheless, it is important to understand that peace is a powerful word of authority. Peace is a kingdom thing.
Romans 14: 17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
The Kingdom of God requires three things in order to be established in your life. Righteousness, peace, and joy. Righteousness is the state of being in right relationship with God. Joy is a posture which defaults to recognizing God’s grace in the moment. And peace is the proper place of being as it relates to everyday experience. It is a place without worry, fear, complaint, or inward disputing. These four things are what I call ‘Good Day Enemies’. They show up every day to kill, steal, and destroy the life God has intended for you.
But, you have the opportunity to establish God’s rule in your life. The key is learning how to establish the Kingdom in the domains that YOU are called to steward.
This week, we are going to talk about how to refuse the ‘Good Day Enemies’ from having their way with you and as a result learning the secret to ‘no bad days’!
To begin today, I want you to invite the Prince of Peace into your life. Invite him to rule your home, your workplace, your school, anywhere that you find yourself. Read Isaiah 9:6,7 and listen to how the Bible describes God.
He is a wonderful counselor, mighty God, everlasting Father, Prince of peace. The Prophet Isaiah brings clarity that these are not just fancy titles but rather expectations of function. He says, “”the government shall be upon his shoulder...and of the increase of this government and of peace there will be no end.”
Here is the solution to having a #GoodDayEveryDay - make sure the Kingdom of God rules your domains. Peace is a word of authority because it means that the Prince of Peace, the God of Peace has established rulership over that domain. As a result, the enemies of your life (and God) are not given the opportunity to reign.
This week, we are going to establish peace. Peace is a kingdom thing!
Pray this prayer:
“Father God, I acknowledge that I need you in every part of my life. I invite to be the Prince of Peace over my home, my workplace, my school, and everywhere that you send me. I declare that Your name is above every name and that you have authority over all my enemies. As a result, I will not give myself to complaining, disputing, fear, or worry. I know you are in charge. Let Your Kingdom come, your Kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit - let it come into my life today.”