Hello and welcome! This is the Geeks Under Grace daily devotional where we dive into the Bible everyday. We take devotionals from bible.com and read the verses, devotional, and give our own commentary. Sometimes we will have multiple writers, but most of the time it will be just me. I hope you enjoy and comment with your own commentary.
This devotional is titled “God’s Peace”. It is only 4 days long. I use the ESV bible but feel free to use the version of your choosing.
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.”
TALKING TO GOD
Steady, steadfast, unwavering, firm, reliable, solid — these words describe who God is. Tell God as you pray how you appreciate Him for these characteristics.
Prepare two shallow baking pans filled with sand: one damp and firmly packed, the other loose and dry. Roll a toy car or marble across each type of sand. The goal is to see which type of sand allows the object to roll farther.
Just as it’s easier to roll things across firm sand, a firm faith makes it easier for you as you go through the good and bad things in life. Faith brings a lot of blessings, including peace. Psalm 29:11 says, “The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.” But when you don’t trust God, you have faith similar to loose sand; you get bogged down and have trouble getting through the hard things in life. That’s why you need to pray for God to draw you closer to Him and to build your faith in Him.
TALKING TO EACH OTHER
– Describe a time when your faith has grown. What helped you grow in your faith?
– How have you felt God’s peace? What did it feel like?
– God is the author of peace and every good thing. Have you asked Him for more faith? Have you asked Him for His peace?
1. My faith has grown a ton when I started to read books from LifeWay that challenged my faith and had me thinking. The first book that comes to mind is Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman. I realized just what I was doing before with my faith. I cannot simply be a fan of Christ but a follower. Seems simple in retrospect. Hindsight is 20/20 after all.
2. When I am at church then I feel God’s peace pretty quickly. Especially when we all start worshiping. I love it, a lot.
3. I usually ask God for more peace. I don’t recall asking for more faith as I cannot recall having issues trusting God. However, my past actions have shown that I trust my own judgment over His, so I could definitely use more faith.