The Thirty Day Praise Challenge – Day 22

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He is the Prince of Peace

“For to us a child is born,

To us a son is given,

And the government will be on his shoulders

And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,

Mighty God,

Everlasting Father,

Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6

In the Old Testament we find the story of Gideon. I love the story because Gideon was fearful. Somehow, that brings me great comfort because I often feel fearful of new opportunities that God places before me. In the story of Gideon, God called Gideon to a new level of influence in the fight against the Mideonites who were ravishing Israel.  In the story, God revealed Himself to Gideon by saying, “Peace!” The encounter with God was so powerful in Gideon’s life that it changed Gideon from fearful to courageous.  In honor of the peace Gideon experienced he built an altar to the Lord and called it “The Lord is Peace!” (Judges 6:23-24). The word for peace used here means completeness, wholeness, or well being. In other words, the Lord is the God who brings completeness, wholeness and well being to His people.

The prophet Isaiah called the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ, The Prince of Peace. As the Prince of Peace, Jesus would bring peace between God and Man accomplishing reconciliation, but He would also bring wholeness and well being.  Jesus offers supernatural peace to His followers in every life situation.

Praise Challenge

As you think about your life right now, in what areas are you lacking peace?  Today focus your praise on the prince of peace. Praise Him that He is able to bring supernatural peace to every area of your life.  For every challenge, He offers peace. For every life transition, he offers peace. For every difficult relationship, He offers peace.  As you move through your day, every time you experience an “unpeaceful’ moment, inwardly praise Christ for His peace. As you praise Him, His peace will flood your heart and soul.

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