I don’t know about you, but when I think of peace, I often imagine a solemn figure in the midst of a calamity of chaos.
For me right now, this chaos is money. Not that I’m lacking in money, but that I’m just attempting to steward it better. “Steward” is a word that I like to use when talking about money because it reminds me that this is not really any of my stuff. It’s just something that God has given me. Sometimes I use it selfishly and don’t remember that I’m a steward of the things that He has given me. That my job is to use it to glorify God, including the money that he has given me.
It’s interesting that my reading of putting on the shoes of peace comes in the same week that I’m finishing 1 Thessalonians. One of the last passages says this:
I need to be reminded of this daily! I can never get enough of “Give Thanks.” It’s not just a term we hear at Thanksgiving, or at least it shouldn’t be. In our giving of thanks our eyes are focused more on Christ and less on ourselves. What better way to obtain peace than to focus on the Prince of Peace? (Isaiah 9:6)