Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 NIV
I awoke with a start! Where was I? What was that noise? I was frightened. My hands were shaking and my heart was pounding. As I reached for my husband (who was snoring away), I realized in that moment I was in bed and rain was pounding on our rooftop. The noise was….thunder and it sounded very close to our home.
I took a breath and I heard a gentle whisper ...”Let the peace of Christ rule in your heart.” I rolled over and immediately went back to sleep without a thought.
The next day I began to consider the events of the night and I was struck that it was God who spoke this verse to me sharing peace. It’s funny I did recognize it as God’s word, butI had to look for it in the Bible since I had not read it in months and have never memorized it.
Aren’t God and His word awesome?
God desires a relationship with us. He wants us to abide in Him (John15:4) and passionately study and read His word. And, the more we study, pray, and mediate on Him and His words, His truth will be in us. So, when we experience these rough or even scary times, our minds will be able to recount these words and hear His voice speak strength, direction, and love to us and, in my case, peace.
So, press into Jesus and His words and listen for that gentle whisper.
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Dear God, thank you for the Bible so we can learn about You and Your ways. Help us to study and meditate on it. I will be listening for You. Amen.
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