Creating Pathways of Peace

If put into action, the following biblical suggestions may help to reduce the psychological plaque to well-being. Such counsel is by no means a panacea fix for all individuals. Nevertheless it possesses a spirit or a certain kind of poise by which to navigate our way through rough waters and be open to pathways of peace. My compilation of scripture was taken from various translations of the new testament bible. The photo of the flower above puts me in mind of a star forming nebula. Orange represents creativity & action. In this context it is a sign for taking initiative to cultivate a path filled with beauty, harmony and splendour.

Reduce Criticism:

“Therefore, let’s no longer criticize each other. Instead, make up your mind not to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.” – Romans 14:13

“Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?” – Matthew 7:3

“Don’t speak evil against each other, dear brothers and sisters. If you criticize and judge each other, then you are criticizing and judging God’s law.” – James 4:11

Reduce Complaining:

“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world”. – Philippians 2:14,15

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.” – 1 Timothy 6:6-8

“Do not grumble against one another, brothers, so that you may not be judged; behold, the Judge is standing at the door.” – James 5:9

Reduce Condemning:

“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” – Luke 6:37

“You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.” – Roman 2:1

“For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” – Matthew 12:36

Reduce Conflict:

“Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.” – 2 Timothy 2:23,24

“But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.” – Colossians 3:8

“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.” – James 4:1,2

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Love & light,

JY

 

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About Jason Youngman

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night's sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.
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