Devotional 2/26

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Colossians‬ ‭3:15‬ ‭

Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.

Wayne Dyer

Have you ever let someone come into your home? Do you allow the peace of God unto your heart?

I love the way God speaks to us in the scriptures. His spirit gives us insight to the conditions and strategies which will bring His word to fulfillment in our lives. This scriptures tells us to ‘let the peace of God rule in our hearts and to be thankful’.

The scripture commands us to do 2 things: allow God’s peace have predominance in our lives and to be thankful. Are you thankful? I know we can look around us and find any reason to complain, to worry, to stress and to be logical. But God wants us to allow His peace rule in our hearts. The Lord Jesus told His disciples, do not let your hearts be troubled; meaning don’t allow things to push you into anything that will trouble your being. And in the same way, Paul tells us in the scripture ‘let the peace of God rule’.

There are things in our lives which block us from walking in peace. It’s the simple reality we live in: we turn the TV on to see disaster, calamity, murder, violence, and hundreds of other bad news. We go to the job to face rude clientele or bosses, or even go to church, to home, to school only to find some other form of negativity. The Bible says to let peace rule over these realities. Is it an easy task? Not exactly! We have to work on it. It’s like opening the door to welcome someone into your home, or holding the door open for someone so that they can enter. Today, we can hold the door open for the peace of God to enter and dwell in our hearts.

And in addition, the scripture says to be thankful. It doesn’t say, find something to be thankful for- it says be thankful. Let’s be thankful for the good, the bad and all that’s in between. If it’s hard for you to be thankful, then change your perspective and refocus your attention to God being in control of all things. He knows that the good, the bad and all that’s in between is for your good! Remember what the enemy means for harm, God turns to GOOD!

Let’s pray:

Thank you Father God, for your grace your mercy and your faithfulness to us. Thank you that you honor your word above your name. And that you cause all things to work for our good. Today, I pray for those who are struggling to find the peace you give. Your peace is a shield, your peace is a refuge, your peace calms the storm. And I ask you to fill our hearts with so much peace, that we would need to external influence to walk in it. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

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