When peace eludes us and anxiety seems to rule our hearts and minds we have a resource to use and a choice to make.
Listen to the great WISDOM God offers to us in Colossians 3: 15-17…
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Do you hear it? God invites us to LET the peace of Christ RULE in our hearts; it’s what we are called to. Put God’s WISDOM to work in your heart today.
W – Walk with God – thank Him and choose to look at your world with eyes filled with thanksgiving.
I- Investigate God’s word – keep it close and ask God to speak to you as you read it.
S - Share what He teaches you – encourage one another with the wisdom from His word.
D – Delight in Him – keep gratitude singing in your heart.
O – Open your heart – keep listening even as you do your daily tasks – he will speak to you
M – Make it a habit – give thanks and praise him everyday.
Do you see how thankfulness and gratitude are mentioned 3 times! We so often need the reminder!
Put that attitude along side the priority of the Bible and maintaining encouraging friends and everything you do and say will be revolutionized!
Follow God’s wisdom. Choose today to LET peace RULE in your heart… and be amazed at the difference it will make.
Father God, how I need Your wisdom in my heart today. By the power of Your Holy Spirit I choose today to LET peace RULE in my heart. In the strong name of Jesus I pray, amen.
Questions: Let’s take some time and list some of the things that we are thankful for. How can one remain thankful in all situations?
About the Author Gail Rodgers
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