Making PEACE Come Alive in Your Home

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

She had been bleeding for twelve years. Twelve years, with no end in sight.

Can you imagine?

Maybe you can. Maybe you have been suffering for sometime now.

"She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors, yet instead of getting better she grew worse."

Can you relate?

She knew that if she could just get to Jesus, just touch His robe, she would be healed.

She did. And she was.

"Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering."

All He asks is that we come to Him. He will take care of the rest.

Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 
{1 Peter 5:7}

Does He always promise healing? Unfortunately not.

But He does promise peace.

Sometimes He calms the storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child.

Family Activity for the Week...

Make a large cross out of wood, branches, construction paper, poster board or whatever materials you have on hand. It can be as simple or as creative as you want it to be.

Hang it on a wall in your home or on your refrigerator and have each family member write something that they are worried/stressed/anxious about onto a piece of paper and then "nail" it to the cross (you can attach it with glue, tape, etc) symbolizing their commitment to give it over to God, allowing Him to replace their suffering with the peace that passes all understanding despite circumstances or outcomes, the kind of peace that can only come from Him. Be sure to leave a comment and let us know how it went.

Did you do the joy challenge from last week? How did it go?

Don't forget to hang your {Peace} fruit on your Fruit of the Spirit tree and display it in your home as a visual reminder for your family this week, as you focus on peace in your home. Go here to download the printables that go with our Making the Fruit of the Spirit Come Alive in Your Home series if you missed our introductory post. And go here  for Cat's tutorial on how to make your fruit printables into glass pebble magnets, so that you can hang your tree on the refrigerator.

Happy Wednesday, friends! Invite your friends to join us next week as we talk about PATIENCE! :)

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About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.

1 comment:

  1. Great activity that we will for sure be trying. Plus, that has to be one of my favorite bible verses. I'm pretty sure my son had it in his AWANA book and it is definitely one to practice again and again.

    Thanks for sharing,