Don’t be deceived into believing that more things will make you happy.
Don’t be duped into thinking that more stuff will make your relationships better.
“Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife.”
Proverbs 17:1 NIV
This is not encouragement to stuff your feelings and not deal with conflict, within or without.
This is a reminder to deal with the conflict.
To push through the uncomfortable space of it.
To be brave and talk.
To speak the truth in love.
Peace never comes by ignoring the conflict but only through dealing with it.
More than that, peace starts with you and God. Get your heart right with God before you deal with the hearts of those you love and live with.
And then deal with it.
Do the hard work of communicating all the way through so that you can enjoy the blessed moments of life when you are at peace with God and at peace with others.
You don’t need a luxurious environment to possess luxurious love.
Don’t be passive with love and don’t look to possessions to solve your problems for you.
Look to Jesus to give you what you need today to break through and possess peace in your most important relationships – those in your home.