Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 (NIV)
That’s exactly what I want. What is exactly what you want? I want to live in your peace. I want your peace to rule and reign in me. Well, then we both want the same thing. That’s good. Yes, it is. Now, I just have to figure out how to let your peace rule in my heart. Is that something you think you will be able to figure out? I could try. But, I doubt it. I don’t think that all my best efforts will bring your peace into my heart and mind and life. I might even be filled with more anxiety trying to bring your peace into my life. How about asking me to fill your life with my peace, have you ever thought of that? How about just allowing me to bring my peace into your life, have you ever considered that? Well, no, not really. You would do that? You would bring your peace in my life because I asked you to? You would bring your peace into my life simply because I allowed you too? What do you think? I think you want me to live in your peace. I think you want your peace to rule and reign in my life. Yes, I do. Then if I ask you to do that for me, I can see no reason why you would not hear and answer that prayer. That would be a good observation. That would be an excellent prayer that I would gladly answer for you. Then, I will ask you to fill me with your peace. Replace conflict and anxiety and discord in my life with your peace. Change everything about me. Help my mind to think thoughts of peace. Help my mouth to speak words of peace. Help my life to take actions that bring peace. Help me to be your peacemaker in the world. Draw people to you through your peace being lived out in and though my life. Those are good desires. Those are great prayers. Keep on praying them. Keep on asking me for them. Keep on allowing my peace to work in and through your life. Yes Lord, I will.
I have one question for you. What’s that? When I hear and answer these prayers of yours what will you think and feel and say? I will be filled with gratitude. I will be thankful. I will give you thanks and praise and honor. All the glory and honor will belong to you. I will say thank you with all my heart and mind and soul and strength. That will be very good.
Lord, I no longer want to live in conflict. I no longer want to live a life filled full of anxiety. I want your peace to rule and reign in me. I want your peace to change all the thoughts of my mind, words of my mouth and deeds of my life. Fill me full with your peace. Amen
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