Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Guided by your peace compass

I have been thinking again recently about how peace guides us. I had a moment last week where I unexpectedly encountered peace while reading an email. That peace then guided my decision to be involved in something I wouldn't have normally participated in.

In reading Joyce Meyer's daily devotional this morning, she described this peace as a compass:

And 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 as [members of Christ's] one body you were also called [to live].
—Colossians 3:15

People who do things they don't have peace about have miserable lives and don't succeed at anything...If you lose your peace when you say something unkind, God is speaking to you. It will save you a lot of trouble if you will stop talking or apologize right away. God leads His people through peace. Anytime you lose your peace you are hearing from God. There is nothing more powerful than the compass of peace in your heart. Follow after it. Follow peace!

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