LET THE PEACE OF CHRIST RULE IN YOUR HEARTS.
COLOSSIANS 3:15 NIV
When God speaks to us He gives us a deep sense of inner peace to confirm that He is speaking to us. Beware of false peace! When we have a strong desire to do something it can produce a strong emotion but it’s a lot more to do with our own excitement than God’s peace. As time passes this false peace disappears and God’s ‘true will’ emerges for our lives. So we should never move too quickly on important decisions. When the devil speaks to us he can’t give us peace and when we just try to sort things out in our own minds, we can’t get peace. ‘But to be spirituality minded is life and peace’ (see Romans 8:6 NKJ). Made a decision? Does your own thinking or even the ideas of others outweigh your inner peace? Hold back! You don’t have to explain to others why you don’t have peace about it; sometimes you won’t know why. Just say, ‘It’s not wise for me to do this because I don’t have peace about it.’ There’s power in having peace! Once you know you’ve heard from God do all you can to ‘keep your peace’ and not worry. Peace is an inner ‘knowing’ that your actions are approved by God. ‘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…you were also called [to live] (Colossians 3:15 AMP). God leads us by peace. His peace is like a tennis umpire who decides what’s ‘in’ and what’s ‘out.’ No peace? It’s ‘out.’