Peacemaker: It’s who you need to be. Answer the call!

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Let’s be the dads who trust God and will answer His call to be peacemakers. Do you know what a peacemaker is? Do you know what a peacemaker does? So let’s consider it so we can answer the call and determine to live to the higher calling God has put on our lives.

What is a peacemaker?

A peacemaker is a person who brings about peace, especially by reconciling adversaries 1. They are often referred to as arbitrators, mediators, negotiators, or conciliators 1. A peacemaker can be an individual, group, or nation that tries to make peace by reconciling parties who disagree, quarrel, or fight 2.

For example, a peacemaker can be someone who acts as an intermediary between two parties in a dispute and helps them reach a mutually acceptable solution 3. Peacemakers can also be individuals who work to promote peace and understanding between different groups of people 3.

In short, a peacemaker is someone who works towards resolving conflicts and promoting peace in various ways.

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Therefore, let’s be the dads who are peacemakers in our marriages to help our relationships with our wives be strong! Moreover, let’s be the dads who are peacemakers in our families to help our relationships with our kids be strong. Finally, let’s be the dads who when we leave the home remain peacemakers and choose to live our lives in a way to bring peace into the various situations we are faced with in this world.

Be a peacemaker dad.

Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Today’s Verse of the Day:

“Blessed [spiritually calm with life-joy in God’s favor] are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they will [express His character and] be called the sons of God.

Matthew 5:9 AMP

Firstly, let’s be the dads who choose to live lives that created and maintain peace. Secondly, let’s be the dads who do this by expressing God’s character in and through our lives. Finally, let’s be the dads who will lean in on the promises of Jesus and reap the benefits of His blessings in our lives.

So how can we apply today’s verse of the day to help us be the dads our wives, kids, and world need us to be? How can we apply it to strengthen our relationships at home and outside? Is there anything we need to do right now to build upon this in our marriages, families, and lives?

Applications of Matthew 5:9 to being the dads God created, purposed, and planned for us to be for His glory and the benefit of our wives and kids:

  • Model Peaceful Behavior: Demonstrate to your children and spouse what it means to resolve conflicts peacefully. Show them how to communicate calmly and respectfully even when disagreements arise.
  • Teach Conflict Resolution: Actively teach your children conflict resolution skills, emphasizing the importance of compromise and reconciliation in relationships.
  • Promote Forgiveness: Encourage forgiveness within your family. Help your children understand the value of forgiving others and seeking forgiveness when they make mistakes.
  • Lead by Example: Set the example for your family by being a peacemaker in your interactions with others outside the home. Show them how to handle disputes and disagreements with grace and dignity.
  • Create a Peaceful Home Environment: Strive to maintain a peaceful atmosphere in your home. Foster an environment where your family members feel safe, loved, and free from unnecessary conflicts.
  • Pray for Peace: Incorporate prayer into your daily routine, asking God for guidance in being a peacemaker both within your family and in your interactions with the world.
  • Serve Others: Seek opportunities to serve your community and demonstrate peacemaking in action. Volunteering together as a family can be a powerful way to teach this principle.
  • Resolve Family Conflicts: Don’t ignore or sweep family conflicts under the rug. Address issues openly and honestly, working together to find solutions that promote peace and unity.
  • Promote Unity: Encourage unity within your family. Teach your children the importance of standing together and supporting one another through difficult times.
  • Reflect God’s Character: Remember that being called “sons of God” in this verse means reflecting God’s character. Strive to embody the qualities of love, forgiveness, and reconciliation that are central to God’s nature.

Incorporating these applications into your life as a father can help you become the dad that God created you to be, fostering strong, loving relationships within your family and positively influencing the world around you. It’s an ongoing process that requires patience, prayer, and a commitment to living out the principles of Matthew 5:9 in your daily life.

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