“Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise].” (Colossians 3: 15, Amplified Bible)
Doesn’t this sound like a much more peaceful way to make decisions and live our lives? What would our lives really look like if we took a gentle pause to allow that peace of Christ, that inner calm, to take the lead?
Paul tells us in this verse that we are not reaching out of ourselves for this guidance or asking others to advise or even calm us. There is no striving here, no strain to gain inspiration, comfort, wisdom. It is about letting. This blessing reminds us lovingly to allow that peace already within to settle us and lead us rightly.
Anything that comes up in our lives is truly best settled from this standpoint. A mind all churned up with choices, concerns, regrets, and fears, can’t see clearly or decide rationally. On the other hand, when we rest in a reliance on God, the divine Mind, knowing His presence with us and in us, we have clarity. The peace that this consciousness of Love brings, expands the vision, dissolves confusion, and reveals our safety in God and with it, the next and natural step forward with Him.
We all have this “inner calm” because we all do walk daily with God. He is with each one of us at all times. We can accept this, lean on it, relax into this awareness, and accept the true control by God that brings freedom for His children, you and me.
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