How Can I Have Peace?

 

Peace is a fruit of the Holy Spirit. When you asked Jesus to forgive your sins and be your Savior, He came into your life forever. The Holy Spirit took up residence in you. The bible says your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. It is the Spirit who gives you your spiritual life, faith and growth.

We can help the process. Even though a plant has life within it, it can’t produce healthy fruit unless it has sunshine, good soil and is watered. We need to regularly nurture the life within us. We need God’s Word–the New Testament should be very familiar to us because we read and meditate on it so much. We need to talk to Jesus often throughout each day. He appreciates our honest prayers, for help, for understanding, confession, thanksgiving and prayers for others. We have conversations with ourselves within our minds all the time. Those conversations need to be with Jesus. We also need to obey what we know the Holy Spirit is prompting us to do. If we know God wants us to do something and we hang back, we can’t expect Him to give us more growth. When we have the good soil of prayer, the water of God’s Word and the sunshine of obedience, fruit will grow in us.

By the way, the fruits of the Spirit are: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

 

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