Is It Really God?
The Peace Filter
Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:15
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
This month we have learned that God speaks to us. He speaks through various methods or “voices.” We have seen that the number one way God speaks is through the Bible. It is my opinion that the number two-way God speaks to us is via His peace. Today we are going to look at how inner peace is often the whisper of God to our lives.
Our scripture today describes this by using the word “rule.” To rule means to “call the shots” or “be the deciding factor.” For peace to play this important role, we need to quiet ourselves before God and reflect on what is going on in our minds and hearts. If we fill our days with constant noise, we’ll struggle to sense the “peace” levels or our inner selves.
When we are trying to decide whether a nudge or impression is from God, we ultimately need to know our peace level concerning the issue. Think about what is going on in your mind when peace is absent. One writer described it as “uneasy disquiet…a sense of inner agitation.” As we think about the decisions of our lives, take time to note the condition of your inner spirit. If you are feeling uneasy about it, back off and give it more time. God gives peace with every dose of direction. That is why Paul uses the word “rule” … God-given peace should be the final word. Someone quoted Oswald Chambers, where he wrote: “Whenever you obey God, His seal is always that of peace. Whenever peace doesn’t come, tarry till it does or find out why it doesn’t.”
Father, today I’ll commit to you my willingness to wait for your peace before I move forward on any decisions. In Jesus’ Name, amen.