The Person Of Peace

Good morning holy one,

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning here at the Robles household and we are waking up slow.

Yesterday during our prayer walk we met one of our neighbors. I couldn’t help but wonder, “Is this our person of peace?”

If you aren’t familiar with the “person of peace” it’s a phrase that comes from Luke 10 when Yeshua sends out the 72:

Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you.- Luke 10:5-6

Evangelists and church planters use it as a term to describe that first convert that opens up the door to a city or region.

Much like the Samaritan woman at the well who brought out the whole town to see Yeshua after He prophesied over her (Luke 4).

The woman we met was a nice lady and seemed to know everything about everyone on her street. Not in a weird, “I have binoculars and stare out the window” way… she was sharing with us about her friends and their lives.

I’m excited to see what doors God opens up through this connection.

I’ll be honest, I expected a lot more time (at least a month) before He started to open up the area to the Gospel… outreach to the poor, sure, everyone loves that but this may be the beginning of reaching the lost here in the area.

I’m excited to see where things go from here.

Here are a few things to look for in a person of peace:

  • They welcome you with open arms as both a friend and a disciple of Yeshua.
  • They are open and excited to talk about spiritual things.
  • They are a believer already or are ready to learn about the truth found in scripture.
  • They have a network of unbelievers they have influence with.
  • Their home is a “hub” for the neighborhood. People feel welcome there.
  • They are naturally welcoming and new people feel immediately connected because of them.

Who’s the person that immediately comes to mind when you read that list?

Remember, it’s not a list of requirements, just some ideas of what to look for.

It may be time for you to ask God what He wants you to do to reach out to and connect with that person.

I’m excited to see the fruit that comes from it.

-Andre

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and help us as we win souls and our community.