Guest Post by Ray Kingrea of Tree of Life Ministries
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The JOURNEY- Master of Peace –
2Thess.3:16 MSG – May the Master of Peace Himself give you the gift of getting along with each other at all times, in all ways. May the Master be be truly among you!
If we’re honest, we’ll admit, that we have a hard time getting along with some people. If we’re honest, we’ll admit, that we’re some times hard to get along with. Other people are not always the problem. Sometimes the problem can be us. If we’re initially not the problem, we don’t help the problem by not trying to work through the problem. Some times we bring more trouble than we do peace to the problem by not allowing the Master of Peace to handle the problem.
Some times people are at odds at each other and the only fix is to allow Him to be Master of Peace over it. The truth is that we all need “the gift of getting along with each other” to make a Christ glorifying life work.
The “gift of getting along” is needed when tensions arise in the home or workplace. The “gift of getting along” is need in the church and community. We can never fully get along by ourselves. We need the gift from the “Master of Peace Himself”. Without Him, we will not be able to keep our opinions to ourselves or put up with the opinions of others. Without Him, we will never fully love or be loved. The absence of the Master of Peace will always result in problems that divide and hurt us. With the Master of Peace, there is not a problem He won’t gift us to get through. Your work or home might could use “the gift of getting along” today. Pray that the “Master be truly among you!”