Words from the Heart for Friday February 26th, 2021
Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking. You were all called together in one body to have peace. Always be thankful.
Colossians 3:15 (ICB)
Controlling our Thinking
Canadians are often curious about what others think about us, so for Canada Day, with the help of the International Council for Canadian Studies, CBC News reached out to the 7,000 or so academics outside Canada who teach courses about Canada. They call themselves Canadianists, and the survey wanted to know what their students are being taught about Canada and what their perceptions are about Canada’s place in the world. Michelle Gadpaille, in Slovenia, said “For Slovenians, Canada is bathed in a glow as rosy as the leaf upon its flag.”
Every one of us has a worldview. It is the foundation upon which our thinking is based. For the follower of Jesus, our worldview is based on Kingdom of God principles. The Bible is very clear that we who know Jesus must see things as He does. As Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Our worldview forms how we live, the decisions we make, and how we respond to others around us. Paul speaks about this in Colossians 3:15 when he says “Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking. You were all called together in one body to have peace. Always be thankful.” Our thoughts must be controlled by the peace that Jesus brings to our heart and mind. When that happens, there is not only peace within ourselves, but within our fellowship as well. What controls your thinking? If you follow Jesus, He should. You will know He is by the peace that fills you.
These have been words from the heart.