A QUIET AND PEACEABLE LIFE
8th October, 2019
IPR DAILY DEVOTION
Topic: A QUIET AND PEACEABLE LIFE
1 Timothy 2:1-2 (KJV)
 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;  For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
We’ve seen in previous devotions, how Epaphras laboured fervently for the Church in prayers, that, those he prayed for will stand perfect and complete in all the Will of God.
Our theme Scripture reveals another dimension of the effect and impact of prayer. The Spirit of God through Apostle Paul, admonishes that, among the many things we would want to accomplish, we should first of all offer supplications, prayers, intercessions and give thanks for all men, for kings, and for those in authority; the effect and impact of our prayers being, A QUIET AND PEACEABLE LIFE in all godliness and honesty! Did you see that? It means, having a quiet and peaceable life, whether at home, at your workplace, in your community, or, in your country, is not automatic! It takes the prayers of God’s children to influence and shape the spiritual atmosphere of their community or country, and that influence manifests as a quiet and peaceable life. This is why you must not take the peace of your community or country for granted. It must have taken someone’s prayers to determine the quietness and peace you enjoy; it’s your time to contribute your quota by offering supplications, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving for all men, for kings, and for all that are in authority. Remember, we’re exhorted to do this first of all. Meaning, of all the things God requires of us to do, His number one priority is for us to create a conducive atmosphere for the gospel to preached unhindered. If your community or country doesn’t experience a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, the gospel can be hindered, and the work of God could be prohibited.
Is that what we want? I don’t think so! And that’s why we must do the first things first, if we want to see a lasting impact of the gospel in our nations.