Monday, October 15, 2007

A Really Good Word from the Word.....

Ya'll, I have had a fresh Word from God placed on my heart this morning and I'm just about to explode with anxiousness, excitement, and anticipation over Him and what He might have to show me, teach me, or reveal to me about this one topic:

PEACE

Let me tell you how God and I got to this Word this morning. Over the weekend, I sensed some "un-peace" around me....and I don't mean necessarily within my family....I mean in just watching others, listening to others, their stories, their faces, their words being spoken, their bodies, their tones, their present turmoil in their life, their unsettledness with something, someone, their lack of patience, their "something is just missing in them" kind of thing. I like the word of "un-peace." Not a real word, but its working for me today.

Another thing that has caused "peace" to be on my mind and in my heart today is this....I have been praying so hard for someone for the last 24 hours. I want them to be flooded with peace today. They have requested prayers from me regarding a situation and event that they are a part of today and along with His mighty presence, I want God's peace to flood them...FLOOD their minds and hearts. I invision peace as a covering over this particular situation. And that vision takes me to Colossians 3:15 and later I'll mention vs 16 because its just SOOOOOO good. Ok...here's the Word ....vs. 15 says.....

" Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful."

My first thought is "PEACE RULES!" Oh yes it does. If there ain't peace we know it. How many of us have heard, "if momma ain't happy, noone is happy." If there is not peace in the leadership of the house, or anywhere for that matter, then EVERYONE suffers!!!!! I read in one of my study Bibles that peace acts as a referee. Can't you just see peace the referee watching, checking out the rules, seeing who is playing fairly?? Flags are thrown. Penalties given. But of course, in this watching and checking of players and rules.... Peace wins. Peace rules. Peace will come out ahead every time. Eventually, peace will win. It might be ugly or not even fun getting to that place of peace. Christ's peace will win because it rules when its in our hearts.

My 2nd point of interest from this passage is, we are "called to peace." Ummm...called to peace. That word "called" means that we are called as God's chosen people. With Jesus, we are God's chosen ones that are to show peace. Oh my! How I fail to show peace, feel peace, or even encourage peace. Remember, peace wins. Peace rules.

Ok...Peace rules in God's chosen people. That would be us!! Whenever you need some peace, seek God to fill you up with His presence. Because when we are filled with His presence, the beauty is having a filling of the fruit of the Spirit. So...Go after Him! He can give us that peace over ANY situation where we sense being "un-peaced" or unsettled. He can give you that covering of peace. "Let the peace of Christ rule in our hearts....."

And finally, vs 16 out of the Message Bible doesn't need a comment or anything extra by me. It will bless you. Vs. 16 says, "Let the Word of Christ-the Message-have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives--words, actions, whatever--be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way."

And, all God's people said "AMEN!" Oh, how I pray that peace is flooding your lives today. If it's not, then call upon our Father who is the giver of all good things and ask for some peace. And, let God be the run of the house!! I know who can run my house sometimes and it's not Him!

Peace wins! Peace rules! Jesus is the Prince of Peace!!

Have a great day! Find Jesus wherever you go and in all things! He is amazing!
Blessings~

6 comments:

BethAnne said...

Great word for me today, Fran! Thanks!

Teri said...

WORD! (That was supposed to be gangsta, but I think I am losing my edge!)

Seriously, thanks for that WORD, it was great! I love GOD!

Abby said...

thanks for this! this summer I talked with a friend about how we go to God for peace, but we sometimes forge the distinction that He IS our peace! and i love that we are called to peace...He doesn't want us to freak out all the time...He WANTS us have peace!! :)

love your new look!!! :D

He Knows My Name said...

such an important part of our christian walk - peace -

phil4:7 and the peace of God, which transends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

when i give myself totally over to Him, i have felt that peace. when we hold back, don't give him total run of the house we forfeit.

i must say this is the first post i have read on such an important topic. thanks fran.

~janel

Profbaugh said...

Amen, Siesta. . you preach it girl!! Thanks for this good "piece" from The Word.

Peace out,
~Cheryl

thouartloosed said...

Fran,
Thanks for the post on Peace and for stopping by my blog. I read your comment this morning after doing my day one lesson 6 homework of A Woman's Heart and I had prayed the same thing you remarked on:"Lord, don't let me just learn this. Please use it to CHANGE me!" I am so blessed by your encouragement.
Kathy

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