Blessed are the peacemakers …

O tame my tongue to peace … ” I read a Spurgeon poem this morning.

“And tune my heart to love; “ continues the eloquent piece.

I believe this power can only come from God.  Only God can tame the tongue and have power to tune hearts.

This morning I read a poem, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a prayer to the God Almighty. Without faith, it’s impossible to please Him. So, I read this poem as if it were my very own, a prayer from my very own heart. And I believe in a God Who is able to help, and today,  I make a start:

“O tame my tongue to peace, And tune my heart to love;

From all reproaches may I cease, Made harmless as a dove.

Faithful, but meekly kind; Gentle, yet boldly true; 

I would possess the perfect mind Which in my Lord I view.” (1)

Join me today? This poem our prayer? I want to be happy in this broken, sorry earth. Perhaps we choose peace. Peace and love others can see:  ‘Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin … with me.’

“Blessed — enjoying enviable happiness, spiritually prosperous [that is, with life-joy and satisfaction in God’s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions] — are the makers and maintainers of peace, for they shall be called the sons of God!” (Matthew 5:9, Amplified. Words of Jesus on the Sermon on the Mount.)

 (1) C.H. Spurgeon, Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible.


Author: tonirypkema

Wife to 1, mother of 11, daughter of 1. "The most amazing woman in the world." -Jared (son)

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