– Suzanne Roberts
Isaiah 64:4 has always been one of my favorite scriptures.
The Message says it like this:
“Since before time began
no one has ever imagined,
No ear heard, no eye seen, a God like you
who works for those who wait for him.”
One day as I reflected on it, I heard the Lord say, “It means the BEST is yet to come!” That means that He is working every detail of our lives into a “good thing on the way.”
And the GOOD that is coming is the BEST He has to offer.
Do you believe that?
You can hear the loving pride of the Holy Spirit as He says that no eye has seen any God besides our God, who ACTS on our behalf! In other words, ‘You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!’
He follows that up with an incredible statement saying that He meets the one who is waiting for Him and is righteous.
For all you who love peace, you are going to love this!
The word meet means to make a covenant of peace; to strike someone with peace. In other words, as you are waiting expectantly for God, He advances toward you with open arms and offers you a covenant promise; a promise of peace that passes all understanding.
No matter where you are or what is happening in your life, He meets you with heavenly peace. (Image via Pixabay)
As I reflected on this thought, another one bounced along right behind it. I thought, perhaps this is why scripture says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matthew 5:9, NIV)
The world sees that we have been with our Father because we carry His peace. We look just like Jesus. In fact, it’s hard to tell us apart!
The beautiful thing about the word peace is what it really means to God. He does not use the word lightly. Peace means completeness, soundness, welfare, healing, prosperity. It means that when you have the peace of God, you are not lacking in any good thing.
The anointing on our life is to live in peace and to make peace. It makes impossible things possible.
Our joy is to live in His peace and our privilege is to bring His covenant of peace; of His wholeness, and His completeness, soundness, and His provision to everyone He sends into our lives.
That’s how we are recognized—in heaven and on earth—as people who bring peace (wholeness, completeness). We are to be living examples of what peace with God looks like.
As you journey into the wonderland of this Christmas season, I pray that peace will be the present that you unwrap each day.
Will you be the gift of His peace that He longs to offer to the world?
Peace. On earth. Good will. Toward. All.
This guest post was written by Suzanne Roberts.
Suzanne is the author of It’s Time to Power UP!