God’s Name: Our Peace

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Name our peaceGod’s Name: Our Peace

Excerpted  from The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart

A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and

 has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.

Ephesians 2:14 (ESV)

Steps on Your Journey to Know God More Intimately:

  • This word for peace, eiraynay, comes from the Greek word, eiro, which means to join. It also means prosperity, quietness, rest and set at one again. It is very similar to the Hebrew word, ShalomShalom means peace, completeness, wholeness, health, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, and the absence of agitation or discord.
  • Peace in this context referred to the end of conflict between believing Jews and believing Gentiles. Thank God that Jesus included Gentiles in His salvation and brought us peace with His chosen people.
  • Jesus came to bring us peace with God (Romans 5:1), peace within ourselves (John 14:27) and peace with others. He is everything we need.
  • The Complete Jewish Bible translates this, “For He himself is our shalom.” Shalom means safe, well, happy, friendly, welfare, good health, rest and wholeness.
  • Meditate on Jesus being our peace. What does it mean to you today?
  • How do you need Jesus to be your peace? Talk to Him about that.

A Prayer for You:

Jesus, I thank You and praise You that You are my Peace, my Shalom. You bring me peace in every area of my life. Help me to learn to rest in You and find peace and security, regardless of what is going on in my life.  

If you enjoyed this devotional, you can get more like it every day inThe Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart: A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names

Blessings on you,

Gaylyn Williams, co-author of Keys to Joy: How to Unlock God’s Gift of Lasting Happiness  and All Stressed Up and Everywhere to Go, Solutions to De-Stressing Your Life, Recover Your Sanity


Amy Everette, Director, Colorado Concert of Prayer, said the following about The Surprising Joy of Exploring God’s Heart: A Daily Adventure with 365 of His Names:

“We can never get enough of God nor can we fully comprehend His character. However, Gaylyn’s fresh approach to learning and honoring the names of God is a powerful and practical tool for better knowing our Father in Heaven. The unique daily format provides teachings and practical applications that guide the reader into a deeper and higher relationship with the Father.  The reader will especially benefit from the daily prayers that encourage greater submission to the Father’s will as they develop a better understanding of His nature. This is a nightstand tool, a daily must read, and can be used year after year without exhausting your understanding of God.”


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