Hey – I love how God connects the dots! Remember the other day when I talked about grieving for couples and people who need not more ammunition but Godly Wisdom?
Check this out:
17But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness. James 3:17-18
I think this is a chapter of a book because you could break down each one of these characteristics and watch God download a a billion gig of information. Why don’t you do this in the meantime?
Ask God to show you where you are, where you are stuck. Are your motives pure? Are you peace loving or demanding for self? Are you considering the needs of the other person? Are you going low or arrogant? Are you pouring out the same mercy you yourself have been given by God?
Check your fruit and your heart. All you have to do is look at your harvest to see what the reality is. See when you sow in peace, you raise a harvest of Rightness with God and with others. If things are not right in your relationship with Him and others, then check your seed, your fruit.
His wisdom that comes from heaven is all these things and more. God is always working for our good. But guess what? He is also working for the good of the other person at the same time.
Seek His face and His ways. Seek to sow in peace so that you will raise a harvest of His way of doing life.
“Bless You, Lord, that in all our stuck places You do not leave us to sort it out on our own. You truly give wisdom from heaven on our behalf. Thank You, Lord, that You alone give us the desire and power to be peacemakers. Make peace in us, Lord, so that we have seed to sow. Amen”