Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord,Hebrews 13:20(NASB)
What a beautiful prayer is being prayed for all those that are one with Christ.
We do not have a distant, ineffective God but a God of peace Who made peace with us through the death of the Lord Jesus, and Who gives us His own perfect peace as we remain in fellowship with Him.
We do not have a vague, impotent God, but one who is our Good Shepherd Who works on our behalf, Who guides our feet into the way of peace, and Who Himself equips us for all that we need to carry out His plan and purpose in our lives.
We are reminded of some of Jesus' parting words to the disciples, as recorded by John: "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives."
We do not have a nebulous or disinterested God, but One that enables and equips us to carry out all that is pleasing in His sight and then rewards us for doing it, to His praise and glory.
It is by His grace that we were forgiven of our sins and brought into loving fellowship with Him, and it is by His grace that we are being perfected to be conformed into the likeness of His dear Son.
It is by His grace that has scheduled every day of our lives and prepared good works for us to do and it is by His grace and through His Son that this same God furnishes us with all that we need to perform our God-given tasks, in the power of His Spirit, to His good pleasure.
Heavenly Father, thank You for Christ, my Great and Good Shepherd Who loves and cares for me. I pray that I would stay close to Him, looking to Him for my protection and care, faithfully following Him all the days of my life. In His dear name I pray, AMEN.