“Thriving and Being Ruled By His Peace”

Peace rules and reigns

 by Dona Hake

I would venture to say that maybe you have already had a good breakfast to get your day started, and it is because you know how important it is. There are certain things you purpose to eat and do to keep and maintain a healthy body.    I see such a pursuit among people  to  stay healthy, look younger, be stress free, etc…   People will do anything for their goals to be met.  Goals and priorities are so good to have because it causes you to discipline yourself for the end result that you desire.

I bet if I asked a handful of people if they would love to have peace ruling in their heart and mind that they would absolutely exclaim, “Yes!”   I love when I feel like my heart is full of His peace no matter what is going on about me.  I have yet to meet anyone that says they work toward turmoil, stress, and anxiety to always be present in their minds and bodies.  God did not design us to live in worry, stress, and fears.  Doctors will tell you the harmful physical effects this has on ones body and emotional well being.  I want to share a great scripture with you today.

Colossians 3:15-Amplified version

“And let the peace soul harmony which comes from Christ

rule act as umpire continually in your hearts deciding

and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds,

in that peaceful state to which as members of Christ’s

one body you were also called to live…”

In this scripture Paul spoke of Christ’s peace being like an umpire or referee in our hearts.  His peace will settle all unrest and arguments that go on in your mind.  Our hearts and minds are the center of all conflict because this is where our  feelings and desires clash, our hopes and fears meet ,  jealousy battles with love, etc…    Ask Him to help you listen to the umpire of your heart.  He will instruct you in a way that peace will rule and reign no matter what.  It is God’s peace that surpasses all understanding.  Blessings to you this day!

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