“And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.” Luke 24:36
This is a dramatic scene!
Those closest to Christ were discouraged. Jesus had been in the tomb since Friday and their future seemed uncertain.
Suddenly everything changed as Jesus appeared and spoke.
The first words out of His mouth are important.
He didn’t joke and say, “Hey, look at Me?” or “Surprise, here I am!”
No, He said “Peace be unto you.”
The Christian should have a large portion of peace in her/his heart.
You and I should carry an aroma of peace.
When we draw close to God, He responds with the Holy Spirit and we are fed from on high. We partake of divinity and are united with God.
The result is dramatic as we become changed and our spiritual peace glows within us.
I praise God for His peace.
What say you about God today?
Spiritual Exercise is an important part of my daily regimen, and it should be a part of yours too. If you spend an hour a day doing physical exercise to keep in shape, then why not spend an hour a day doing spiritual exercise? If you spend an hour a day in leisure activities like watching TV, then why not spend an hour a day with God?
If Jesus spent all night in prayer than why do we think we need so little?
Jesus would arise early in the morning and go outside and find a place of seclusion to pray. He spent time with the Father and received strength. It allowed Him to resist temptation. It allowed Him to succeed in His mission.
You and I can benefit much from studying the life of Jesus. It will give us the same power from the Father that He received. Power that will slowly change our desires to be more pure. Power that will slowly help us to dislike sinful things. When our desires and “likes” change we can be used by God as a sweet aroma to help others.
Salvation is a one-to-one affair. Family or church worship isn’t enough to form and grow a relationship with God.
So, join me and spend time with God. You’ll love it!
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Gerald E. Greene is the author of “Greene’s Bible Study Guide” available at most on-line stores.