Friday, January 19, 2018

March 26: One Way to Peace

March 26_peacefulA“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”  (Colossians 3:15)

One way to true peace … thankfulness!

To be truly thankful, we must acknowledge the Source of every good thing. To acknowledge the Source of every good thing, we must realize that we have nothing, we are nothing, and we can do nothing in and of ourselves! True thankfulness realizes we have not earned His blessings, but acknowledges He lovingly chose to bestow them upon us as an outpouring of His grace.

Thankfulness comes from a heart of gratitude, adorned with humility. True thankfulness will change us, transform us, and renew us into His likeness.

God designed the act of thanksgiving so we could show how much we love and appreciate Him for all He has done. But there is a higher calling—being thankful for the things for which we are standing in faith believing. Hebrews describes faith as the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.

Are there things for which you are thankful yet don’t see? Don’t be dismayed when your prayer isn’t answered immediately, look at it as an opportunity to take a step upward to a higher level of intimate communion through faith in Him who answers our prayers and provides our needs … in His time.

Be thankful today and every day, and the peace of God will rule in your heart.

Father, help my faith grow as I stand in faith for those things which I do not yet see, and let Your peace rule in my heart as I learn to live a life of thankfulness unto You. Amen.

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.  For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”  (Psalm 100:4-5)

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