“Having shod your feet with the READINESS OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE.”
Have you ever been faced with a situation where you felt unprepared?
I face those situations almost daily-where I have to pause, breathe, pray, think and speak while wondering if I am messing up!
But if my feet are rooted firmly within the gospel, I will always be ready to communicate some component off peace with Christ. This does not have to be a complete gospel presentation. It can be a well-timed word, smile or e-mail. It can be an offer to help someone with something that is troubling them. It can be praying for someone else. It can be reminding someone that even though they may be experiencing difficulty, God has not abandoned them.
As we continue to walk through, experience and cultivate the “peace” fruit of the spirit, for the next several days when you are faced with a dilemma or difficult question, why not try “peace” as a solution? The peace of Christ can heal any form of human suffering. The healing may not always take the form that we would like or design in our own minds, but it is always there and possible. And for believers, the ultimate peace of Christ comes when we see Him face-to-face. We can get a taste of His Kingdom when we communicate the gospel of peace and invite others to join us there.
All the Best in 2013!