Day 132: Jehovah Shalom (May 12)

Jehovah Shalom means: God is Peace

Who doesn’t need to know Jehovah Shalom?

With so much turmoil in the world around us, with so much uncertainty even within America, it can seem the enemy is standing in direct defiance to Jehovah Shalom.  Attempting to rob our peace day by day.  All that helps me realize, when I walk in peace and with Jehovah Shalom, then I am standing in direct opposition to the enemy.  There’s no place I’d rather be.  One of our greatest weapons of warfare is to learn how to walk in peace.  Not allowing the fear darts the enemy throws at us, to de-rail any of our plans or steal even a moment of our thought life, to never allow the enemies spirit of fear to stand between us and our Lord Jesus Christ, Jehovah Shalom.

It’s really that serious.  It’s also really that simple.

When we walk in peace, we are partnering with the God of the Universe.  When we allow fear a foothold in our life, we are actually walking in agreement with the spirit of fear.  I don’t imagine any of us would intentionally set out to do that.

Now that you know, how will this change your daily response to fear?

Fear is a decision.  You can decide to say no.  I’m not saying it will be easy, but it IS possible.

If you are currently struggling with fear, then I encourage you to pray this prayer:

“God, I confess that I have been partnering with fear.  Right now, in Jesus name, I break all agreement and partnership with fear of any and every kind in my life.  God forgive me.  Help me forgive myself and teach me how to walk in my newfound peace with You.  Lord, when situations happen that previously evoked fear within me, make me aware of it and give me the courage to stand up to fear and embrace Jehovah Shalom.  You are peace, so if I am in You, then I should also be at peace.  Teach me how to stand.  I trust You.  I trust Your heart for my life and the lives of others.  Thank You for Your peace, in Jesus name, Amen.”

So, Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it The Lord is Peace.  To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites.  Judges 6:24

The God of Peace will soon crush satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Romans 16:20

Rejoice in the Lords always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:4-7