“For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.” I Corinthians 14:33 NIV
Isn’t that an odd pairing? I think: disorder vs. organization. Turmoil vs. peace.
But God places His peace as the opposite of disorder.
So which is the cause and which is the effect? Does God create order and it causes peace, or does He create peace and it causes order?
I think there is a clue in the context. The issue was conflicting agendas seeking to dominate the same space. Paul delineated who would have access to the scarce resource of air time so that there could be peace.
When God’s order is being followed and each person is in the place assigned to him by God, there is peace.
So hard to achieve.
Balmoral, you are a community with finite space. There is only so much land, only so much time, only so many government offices to be filled, only so many shelves in each store, only so many gallons of water available to the inhabitants. This is the reality that every community in the whole world faces.
But you do not have to share the reality that the rest of the world experiences when there is conflict and casualties due to scarce resources.
We bless you with the peace that comes when a community is in sync with the master plan developed by the Master of Space and Time. There is a right number of houses and apartments. There is a right number of stores and churches. There is a right distribution of highways and byways.
God can allocate the right amount of fresh strawberries, stacked firewood, window shades and windshield wipers for all your people.
We bless you with your current reality coming into alignment with God’s master plan. Let every place be properly filled with the right things, at the right time, for the right people so that peace can flow like a river through the exchange of life in your community.
Copyright August 2011, by Arthur Burk
Sapphire Leadership Group, Inc.