However, I found myself not that long ago actually asking God for a more 'disruptive peace' in the schools that we come to visit. And it was shocking because the last thing we want is for trouble to arise. But all started with a prayer time where, in my head, I could clearly see a perfect picture of how desolate are our heart and soul without the Lord's presence in them: a parched land. And, therefore, I prayed for blessings upon those hearts we were going to minister, I prayed for life to come down on them.
And in this picture in my mind I could see this rain pouring down over the land and I could see how the water filled the cracks in the earth. And it all got muddy! An absolute mess! But from within this mess I started to discover the sprouts that were spreading all across the land. There was life and hope in this place.
So I realised that it can happen that for God's peace to flourish in a place... we need to allow Him to impact our lives, to take us out of our comfort zones. He made me realise that not all calm means peace, but it could also be a DEAD calm. And no one wants that. I don't want THAT anywhere near the people we encounter.
Now it's the time to pray, and work to bring that 'disruptive peace' wherever we go. A transformative peace. And I trust that God is working with each one of us for our good at all times.
We will see the fruit of peace at the right time.
By Henar Valentín