Colossians 3:15 “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts….” It is my responsibility to be the doorkeeper of the peace in my heart. The former scripture instructs us to be “let-ers” – ‘LET the peace of God rule’. Our Heavenly Father has provided a spiritual thermometer, like a Builder’s spirit level, which registers the peace of God in our being. The peace of God is the voice of God in my being to direct and keep me on the right path.
Revelation 2:7 “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says…”
When I follow God’s direction in obedience, I will know His peace within me. When I step off the right path or disobey, God’s peace within me is disturbed. The Holy Spirit teaches me how to recognise this uneasiness and stop what I am doing to assess the situation I find myself in. As I consult the Lord, the ripple inside me does not have to become a storm. If I am being convicted of a hasty impulse, wrong direction, disobedience, fleshly reaction etc. then God’s peace within me is disturbed. My peace thermometer registers a problem. This is a God given safety net for every Believer. If I continue along the wrong path, “crashing through the red traffic light”, unheeding the warning through self will, then disaster of some sort will result. God will not abandon me, but there will always be consequences to live with. By God’s grace, if I walk in humility and repent of my failure, the Lord picks me up and shows me it can be a learning curve. In the economy of God, there is no waste if we learn from our experiences, but heeding the warning is less heartache ultimately.
God’s peace has purpose. Isaiah 26:3 declares “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusts in Thee.” We may have difficult situations to walk through in life. Some trials are not of our own making, but the Lord can enable us to “walk tall” through it all, by His strength. Philippians 4:7 “ The peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus,” – This scripture describes the power and ability of the peace of God amid life’s crises. We can know the stability and safety of God’s arms around us producing His peace whilst the “storm is raging” around us. It passes our finite understanding because the Source is of Almighty God!
We can know God’s peace within as we learn to trust God to bring us through, for his glory. Our Christian walk teaches us very early on that God’s ways and thoughts are much higher than ours -(Isaiah 55:8-9).
When my heart is right with the Lord, I will trust Him and know His peace.
KNOW GOD, KNOW PEACE.
NO GOD, NO PEACE!
When the devil came to tempt Jesus, he found nothing in Him because Jesus was the embodiment of all truth and light. Jesus’ will was fully surrendered to His Father’s. The Holy Spirit continues His work in us, “bringing many sons to glory”, “till we all come in the unity of the faith…..to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,” Ephesians 4:13.
Psalm 119:165 “Great peace have they which love Thy law and nothing shall offend them.” The peace of God has purpose. Selah.