Lykens Valley Camp Meeting

We have just gotten home from Lykens Valley Camp Meeting in Elizabethville, PA., where we spoke 10 times on the topic of peace.  Of course when most people think of peace, they think of world peace or at least peace between people.  We believe that God desires this.  Our theme verse for the week was Colossians 3:15.  It tells us that God has called us to peace.  However, the verse also tells us “to let the peace of Christ rule in our heart.”  This indicates that we must allow God to do some things in our life prior to being at real peace with others.  First, we must be at peace with God.  This comes as we receive Christ into our life and as we give our life to Him as Lord. When we do this by faith, He forgives our sins, which takes away the wall that kept us from Him and because we seek to walk in His wise and perfect will, we will have nothing between us and God.  As we do this, God will work in our life in order to rid us of the broken places which keep us from others.  When we allow Him to take care of these areas of sin and strongholds, we are more free to eradicate barriers that stand between us and others.  When we see God working in all three of these  areas, we truly have peace.