Jude 19-21 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
19 These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit. 20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,21 keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
The world around us can be in chaos and void of peace. Yet we are to remain in Gods peace not allowing it to overcome us. He is the one that brings it, we just have to rest in Him. Yet Jude gives a piece of advice here that sometimes we miss out on. We are to pray in the spirit, which builds us up in our Holy Faith. Many times we do not do this. We get prideful and say that is not for today, or that is not for me. We must get over ourselves and stop fearing that opinions of other people. Instead placing our full attention on the one that sits on the throne of heaven. Only His opinion really matters in the end.
- Has there been a time you needed help or assistance getting your peace back?
- Has there been a time when you allowed the fear of what someone else things to stop you form advancing your relationship with God?
- If so:
- Ask God to forgive you for backing down and being afraid of others.
- Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you and help you in your prayer life and in restoring your peace.