Where Is Real Peace Found?

Gone are the days of just desiring to live a quiet and peaceful life. A life where you can just freely live, make a living of your choice and raise your family with the values and beliefs you hold dear without interference. Instead, we are daily wakened to the life-draining news and propaganda. Couple that with the onslaught of forced feedings of agenda by social media or any media for that matter. 

In this current climate, we need the grace and peace Peter spoke of in 2 Peter 1:2-4. “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”

Thank God for the Word! We can escape the kingdoms of this world by living for the Kingdom of God. In a time when we desperately need grace and peace, Peter tells us how to get it. It is found in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. The more that I seek to know Him, the more grace and peace I receive. 

The knowledge of Jesus gives us access to His great power by the Holy Spirit for “all things” that deal with life and righteous living. Through salvation, we are now partakers of the promise that we can escape this world’s corruption and the lust that drives it.

If you need the grace to deal with today, go to the Word. If you need peace for the storms outside, go to the Word. Jesus said in Matthew 11:29, “Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” So today, if you need more grace to deal with this life, or if you need peace for your mind and heart, learn of Jesus, who will multiply to you all that you need.

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14

Jaime Luce


Amazing Grace

For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith; and this is not from yourselves: it is the gift of God: not by works, so that no one can boast. (Eph. 2:8-9 NIV) The word grace here means kindness, attractiveness, goodwill, and favor. It is a benevolent God who showed us His great kindness and favor instead of giving us what we deserved, He gave us His favor which cost Him dearly. He made His Son our scapegoat. He placed all of our sins on His innocent Son to welcome us back into His presence. 

God’s grace may be abounding, but one thing it is not is cheap. It isn’t sloppy and inexpensive. Though He has enough for all, it can be wasted. And though it is potent and powerful enough for the strongest of sinners, it can be misapplied and subsequently made of no effect. Its vastness is unsearchable, but its reach is precise. Romans 1:5 tells us, “By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name.” Paul teaches us that the grace of God is not given so that we can sin without fear of punishment but instead for obedience to the faith. Grace is not a get-out-of-jail-free card. It is, in fact, the opposite. It is the powerful gift of God to lead a life of obedience to the faith in victory over sin and to carry its message to the world.

This precious grace is to be valued and never squandered. Be careful not to trample on the goodwill and favor of God. Instead, embrace the grace He so lavishly poured out to you. Today bring great joy and glory to God by letting it lead you. Let it order your steps. Let it change you and grow you up in the ways of God as He intended, bringing you joy and freedom. Grace truly is amazing.

Jaime Luce