Replacing Worry With God’s Peace
Worry doesn’t have to be a constant struggle if we allow the peace of Christ in our hearts.
Colossians 3:12-16 (15)
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye. And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
Within this passage is a description of God’s elect, those blessed with holiness, mercy, kindness, humbleness, meekness, longsuffering, some called the chosen of the Almighty. Jesus instructs us to allow the Peace of God to rule in our hearts. To rule means to take control over the emotions that drive us in our everyday affairs and walk in life. To be called in one body - the body of Christ, the glory of fellowship within the Kingdom of God. Be thankful because of all that He has done for us!
Jehovah Magen, The LORD my Shield - Deuteronomy 33:29; we come to the altar with thanksgiving on our tongues. We stand at the gates of the temple with praise upon our lips and worship in our hearts. We decree and declare the blessing (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) who sees our endogenous peace, so that; we let the Peace of God rule in our hearts. Now, for the Kingdom and Glory of God, we petition, with anointing, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen.