Monday, January 7, 2013

peace as a decision maker

There are many times as Christians that we that we almost paralyze ourselves trying to make decisions for our lives because we want to make sure we are doing what He wants for us. He has already given us the ability to make these choices. As is it says here in Colossians when we let the peace of Christ rule our hearts we should allow that peace to be our guide. If you have a peace, go for it. If you don't have complete peace or have a total check that should be a signal to stop and rethink or not do it.  The hard ones are the ones where you have a peace deep inside but we let fear rise up and that keeps us from making the decision He wants. Honestly if some of the choices that you are having to make aren't a little"scary" sometimes or the don't make you a little uncomfortable as you move forward you may want to look at the choices you are making I'll can almost guarantee this is a sign of making fear and not peace made decisions. 
Let's let His peace reign in our hearts in our decision making and in our lives, in this joy will rule and we will be able to sing and praise and have a good time, even through the uncomfortable stuff that causes us to grow.
Colossians 3:15-17 "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]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always]. Let the word [spoken by] Christ (the Messiah) have its home [in your hearts and minds] and dwell in you in [all its]  richness, as you teach and admonish and train one another in all insight and intelligence and wisdom [in spiritual things, and as you sing] psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, making melody to God with [His] grace in your hearts. And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do  everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him."

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