My Journal with God

WEEK 6: Peace of Christ

 

Verse to memorize this month

Write in your journal the following verses:

Pro 31:12-13 

She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.13 She finds wool and flax and busily spins it.

 

The personal evaluation is meant for us to know how our relationship with God is and his promises. As we read the scripture we can discover how to bring his word to our daily lives. We encourage you to look for the answers in his word of why you may be struggling in certain areas. Remember there are times in our lives that we need help from a friend or from a spiritual leader. Don't hesitate and ask God to lead you to do what is right. We are sure this will be a blessing to your life and a way to mature in the Lord. 

 

Monday: peace with God Romans 5

Write in your journal the following verses:

Romans 5 :1-2 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

Find what the word justify means. Now find the meaning of the word peace. (This will help you better understand the beautiful meaning of peace)

 

Personal Evaluation

  • Do you laugh less now than before?

  • Do you assume that something bad is about to happen?

  • Do you magnify more the negative than the positive?

  • Do you have peace despite the circumstances?

 

Action Steps

Now write the following verses:

Romans 5:4 -5   

4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

 

Tuesday: peace with oneself, Luke 7:36-50

Write in your journal the following verses:

Lucas 7:47(LBLA)

I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.”

 

Personal Evaluation

  • How would the people you live with describe you? (angry, happy, worried, etc.)

  • Do you have a feeling of guilt?

  • Where did that feeling of guilt start?

  • Do you present yourself harden under difficult circumstances?

  • Do you tend to lie about yourself to others?

 

Many times what does not help us accept completely the forgiveness of God to our life is when we have not forgiven ourselves. Our attitude or reaction to circumstances can really reveal what we have in our hearts.

 

"There is a guilt that feels like a concrete blockage in the soul and makes a person feel bad for being alive." There is a flaw that says: "I did it wrong". And there is a flaw that concludes "I am bad, is this the version you see in you?" (Max Lucado)

 

"A happy woman is someone who is at the same time aware of the severity of sin and the immensity of grace. Sin does not diminish, nor does God's ability to forgive him. A free woman lives in grace, not in guilt. "(Max Lucado)

 

The woman in this chapter did not care what others could say about her. She simply gave herself to the Lord and received forgiveness for her sins.

 

“50 Pero él dijo a la mujer: Tu fe te ha salvado, ve en paz.”

 

How does this story speak to you personally?

Wednesday: peace with my family, Genesis 32 and 33

Write in your journal the following verses:

Génesis 33:3-5   

3 y él se les adelantó, y se inclinó hasta el suelo siete veces hasta que llegó cerca de su hermano. 4 Entonces Esaú corrió a su encuentro y lo abrazó, y echándose sobre su cuello lo besó, y lloraron. 5 Y alzó sus ojos y vio a las mujeres y a los niños, y dijo: ¿Quiénes son éstos que vienen contigo? Y él respondió: Son los hijos que Dios en su misericordia ha concedido a tu siervo.

 

Jacob found one blow after another. He had to leave home, his actions reached him and now he faced what was probably always in his mind "his brother”

 

  • How would you describe God's intervention in this scenario with Jacob and his brother Esau?

  • Have you ever responded like Jacob and still feel like you deserve everything bad that happens to you?

  • Do you feel forgotten? In what areas of your life is it most poignant?

 

Action Steps

Now make a list of things in your family that you would like to see change. Present them to God. If you have to apologize to a family member, do it. If you must forgive a family member, do it.

 

Thursday: peace with my brothers in Christ,  Col. 3: 8-17

Write the following verses in your journal

Colosenses 3:12-13  (RVR1995)

12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.

 

Personal Evaluation

  • How would the brothers describe your attitude in church?

  • How do you react when they call your attention?

  • Do you usually dislike when things are not done your way? If so why?

  • How is your interaction with the brothers of the Church?

  • Do you tend to see more the negative than the positive of the congregation where you attend? If so why?

 

Action Steps

If some questions made you feel uncomfortable but you were sincere when answering, for sure it is the beginning for there to be genuine changes in you.

 

If you must ask for forgiveness go, dress with mercy, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. If you must forgive, dress in the same way as you need the same attitude for both.

 

Día Viernes: Peace with my Enemies

(Mateo 5:38-48)

Write in your journal the following verses:

Mateo 5: 44

 But I say, love your enemies![a] Pray for those who persecute you! 45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.

 

Many times the closest people could become enemies. A mixture of feelings could make it difficult to forgive. But Jesus clearly gave the antidote and it's called love. He even not only puts love as a starting point but also says that we must "bless" in other words that we speak well. And if it were not enough, he says to present them in prayer.

How do I know if I am taking a correct attitude in an adverse situation with someone?

Personal Evaluation

  • Do you feel that you are able to control your instinctive reaction in times of adversity?

  • Did you ever have a person you could trust? Has that person ever let you down, or worse, that person once made the loneliness bigger? Is that person considered your enemy now?

 

Action Steps

What should I do to resolve this situation according to what Jesus explained in this chapter?

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