Instrument of Peace

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Lord make me an instrument of Your peace....

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9

Just let that simmer for a minute. An INSTRUMENT of YOUR peace.

I will have to admit that with four children ages 2, 4, 7, and 9 years old, sometimes it seems "less than peaceful" in my home. Every day I scramble to spend time mothering my children, getting to at least 3 loads of laundry (not kidding!), cleaning, cooking, homeschooling, along with all of the activities outside of my home we are involved in. (phew!!) It seems we have just cleaned up from breakfast and it is already time to have lunch and two minutes later we are praying for dinner! It can all be very overwhelming and it sure doesn’t seem very peaceful to me.

But I am called to be..

..an INSTRUMENT of Your peace..

Moms, I can’t help but wonder... Are we the ones that create most of the "chaos" that happens in our lives?  We are called to be instruments of peace, but can't we just as much be instruments of chaos?

...Click to read the rest of An Instrument of Your Peace over at Joyful Mothering today, where I am guest posting.

Ruth Schwenk

Ruth Schwenk is the creator of The Better Mom, and along with her husband, the creator of For the Family. She is a pastor’s wife, mom of four energetic kids, a lover of coffee, and dreamer of big dreams. She loves leading, speaking, and blogging. Ruth is the co-author of Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe and Why We All Need to Knock It Off and two forthcoming books with Zondervan. A graduate of The Moody Bible Institute, Ruth and her husband have been in full-time local church ministry for over fifteen years.