Jesus has another name, PRINCE OF PEACE! This name can be self explanatory, the prince of the king, who brings peace to the world. But let’s dig in a little bit. Sarah Young, in her book ¨Jesus Lives explains Prince of peace through this devotional by writing to us from the PRINCE OF PEACE.
I am the Lord of Peace, the only source of genuine peace. I give you this gift, not as something separate from Myself, but as part of My core essence. As you open your heart and mind to Me, My peace is present- readily available to you. However, this glorious gift is not somethign you can grab on the run. You need to take time to focus on Me and enjoy My presence, putting everything else aside for awhile.
You live in the midst of intense spiritual battles, and My Peace is an essential part of the armor I provide for you. To stay on your feet during combat, you need to wear sturdy warfare boots- the Gospel of Peace. This good news assures you that I love you and I am for you: I am on your side.
Many of My followers forfeit Peace because they view Me as someone who is constantly scrutinizing their lives- peering at them through critical eyes. On the contrary, I gaze at you through eyes of perfect Love. When you are feeling like a failure, talk to yourself and tell yourself the truth: My death on the cross covers all your sins. I love you regardless of how well or poorly you perform- simply because you are Mine. Rejoice in this Gospel-Peace; it is yours to enjoy at all times and in every way.
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. 1 Thess. 3:16
And having shod your feet in preparation to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news of the Gospel of peace. Ephesians 6:15
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
Jesus is the prince of peace. He is the son of the King, of the Most High God. He brings rule and authority, but not in a dictatorship, in peace, in love, and in truth. Jesus provides us eternal peace, a real relationship with our Savior, and a kingdom perspective.
My prayer today:
Jesus, may I be filled with your presence as the Prince of Peace. May I live with peace in my heart, mind, soul, and spirit. May my focus and my perspective be on eternity and and resting in the peace you provide. You are all powerful, all knowing, and have given me everything I need to be surrounded with your Peaceful presence. May I put you on the throne of my heart so i can live with you at my center and and you as my focus. You have provided me with everything I need for today so I can be filled with you as my Prince of Peace. Amen.
Ways to engage with Jesus as the Prince of Peace:
Talk to your kids about God as king and Jesus as his son, and his prince.
- Christ’s sacrifice brought us the gift of peace.
- We can experience peace in the midst of trials.
- We can replace anxiety with prayer.
Family Memory Verse
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
For a more in-depth study on the peace of God, read these Bible passages:
- Isaiah 9:6
- Romans 8:5-6
- Romans 15:13
- Galatians 5:22
- Colossians 1:20
- 2 Thessalonians 3:16
My little one, G has started enjoying praying with us and even saying Amen before the prayer before dinner. I love knowing that he is watching us and picking up habits. I pray that he would see Jesus around him, know Jesus, and choose to one day follow Him. And in the Christmas season know that Jesus and the Prince of Peace is what the season is all about.