Peacemaking: Article #3 2021

 

 

 

 

June 18, 2021

God invites you to be a peacemaker.  In fact, he wants you and every Christian alive to master his way of handling conflict. There is a four-step process for handling all kinds of clashes.  It is called “The Four G’s of Peacemaking.”

Today, we’ll begin with the first “G,” “Glorify God.”

So, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31

Something significant happens when you decide to follow God’s instructions for relationships, especially his insights on conflict.  When you focus on him and his ways, you do more than cope.  When you choose to study and act on God’s plans in every area of your existence, you’re living for his glory.

Instead of focusing on our own desires or dwelling on what others may do, we will rejoice in the Lord and bring him praise by depending on his forgiveness, wisdom, power and love, as we seek to faithfully obey his commands and maintain a loving, merciful and forgiving attitude.

Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,” – Psalm 37

If you want to learn more, see the Peacemaking website: https://tccwayland.org/resources/care/peacemakers/

To contact the Peacemaking Team, send an email to peacemaking@tccwayland.org.