Words from the Heart for Tuesday November 20th, 2018
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.
Colossians 3:15 (NLT)
The Peace that Comes from Christ
We share together in the life as those created in the image of our God. And, we share together with the family of God who have experienced new life in Christ. Conflict can be overcome as we allow the Lord of all of us to have first place. When we live in the peace of the Lord, freely expressing our thanks to Him and one another, we honour His name.
Colombia is one of the most landmine-affected countries in the world. Canada’s federal government has, for a number of years, been a lead donor on landmine action in Colombia, committing nearly $10 million to humanitarian demining initiatives. Through the Assistance to Civilian Landmine Survivors project, Canada has provided $2.9 million since 2012 to deliver health, rehabilitation and psychosocial support to survivors of landmine accidents in 10 areas of Colombia.
There is a reason that Jesus is called the Prince of Peace. When we place our faith and trust in Him, having repented of our sins and sought His forgiveness, He floods our hearts with the peace that comes from being in a right relationship with our Creator God. This is the peace that Jesus promised His followers. But we are not to keep that peace to ourselves. Jesus told His disciples that those who are peacemakers will be filled with joy because they are the children of God. We are called to bring that peace into all of our relationships. Colossians 3:15 says “And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” Once we have experienced Jesus’ peace, we are called to let it rule in our hearts. We do that by living a life that honours and pleases the Lord, a life of purity. Then we will live in peace with each other within the Body of Christ. This is Jesus’ will for us, so that the world will see our peace and long to experience it as well.
These have been words from the heart.