“Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace and always be thankful. Let the words of Christ, in all their richness, live in your hearts and make you wise. Use his words to teach and counsel each other. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while giving thanks through him to God the Father.” (Colossians 3:15-17)
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.” When I was doing my daily reading yesterday, I came across this verse. I had a long day at work and really was just tried from the day’s events. When I read, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,” I repeated this several times over. I noticed then that I accepted the Word into my heart and could physically feel myself stat to relax. I know some may not see the importance of this, but as we read in the next verse we can see why we are called to be at peace. “For as members of one body you are all called to live in peace.” Then I started to realize and understand the principle and point of this verse. As one body of Christ, we are all tied into each other like an arm is connected to the hand.
Have you ever noticed when you have a pain in one area of your body, it affects the body as a whole. I remember many times when I sprained or broken a body part and how it changed and affected the rest of my body. God has Called us to be at peace, so as the Body, we shall have peace. It is always hard to understand the importance or role we play in the Kingdom of the Lord. We always want to believe our actions only affect ourselves and no one around us, but the reality is, just like a dominoes effect, your emotions bounce off of others.
Let us today be conscience of these things. If we are to be true examples of the Lord, then we must walk in his way. “Use his words to teach and counsel each other.” We are blessed richly with the Word of the Lord. As this is the case for many, let’s make it a point to counsel and teach others with what we have learned ourselves. Let the peace and Joy reign in your heart. For the Joy of the Lord could never be replace by anything we can find in this world. Peace comes to those who seek the inner sanctuary of the Lord. Rest within him, for there is a place of sound mind that the Lord wants you to be. “Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankful hearts.” Once you have experienced the Joy of the Lord, watch as your body sings the praises of the Father. Rejoice in the Lord! Be Renewed In Jesus Name and seek to Gods Peace. Blessed is the One who knows he is truly Blessed with the Peace of the Lord.