Pastor’s Piece on the Master’s Peace #2

PASTORS PIECE on the MASTERS PEACE

Colossians 3:15
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. (NKJV)

 

            It seems each day the news with this virus seems to expand and evolve into something bigger than we can imagine. If we as Christians are concerned and wonder what’s happening, can imagine those who do not know Christ? This is why it is important for you and I as believers in Christ to lean heavily on what we believe and why we believe it. This in itself will be a great testimony to those who need us to point the way forward.

Believers have an obligation to “let the peace of God rule” in their hearts. This means we have the choice either to trust God’s promises (letting His peace rule) or to rely on ourselves and reject the peace He offers. In John 14:27 we read: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”  Later on in John Jesus gave His disciples peace based on the truth that He has overcome the world. John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (NKJV)

Peace is a fruit of the Spirit, so, if we are allowing the Spirit of God to rule in our lives, we will experience His peace. Romans 8: 6 says “For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”

Allow me to pray for you my congregation at this time.

            “Lord, together we humbly come before You and ask for Your peace to rise up within us. Calm our minds and hearts and may our lives reflect the power of God in living and tangible ways in these days ahead.

            In Jesus Name we Pray

Amen