Thursday, September 15, 2016

When Peace Controls Your Heart!

Each one of you is part of the body of Christ, and you were chosen to live together in peace. So let the peace that comes from Christ control your thoughts. And be grateful.  Let the message about Christ completely fill your lives, while you use all your wisdom to teach and instruct each other. With thankful hearts, sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.  Whatever you say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, as you give thanks to God the Father because of him.

Colossians 3: 15 - 17

How can you let the peace that comes from Christ control your thoughts?  Well, first you must recognize that losing your peace begins in your mind.  When you are not at peace it is because your thoughts are running into the ditches of doubt and despair.  But real and lasting PEACE comes from believing and knowing for certain that nothing can really harm you or separate you from the love of Christ!  

The temptation that will come at you over and over every day is the temptation to doubt that Jesus will watch over you and care for you as He said He would!  Your thoughts will encourage you to take care of yourself and deal with every situation by the power of your own flesh and human wisdom!  If you do that, then trusting Christ becomes “Plan B” in your life.  

But when you let the Peace of Christ control your thoughts, your heart will be at rest and you will see the world around you bathed in the possibility of what it could be when all men yield to the love of Christ!  It is how God sees them as well!

“Lord Jesus, control my thoughts today and fill me with Your Peace.  May Your Name be praised forever.  Amen.”

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