Peace of Christ

Dec 1, 2023 | Encouragement

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.
Colossians 3:15a

 

As I flipped the calendar in the kitchen this morning, this Bible Verse from Colossians made an impact.

For what do we need more than peace during the busy month of December? We need Christ’s peace!

As the busy days and beautiful moments flow, I aim to share Christ’s peace through shared Scriptures on the blog.

Some days I will write a full Devotional and other days simply a Bible Verse, which always speaks for itself.

The dictionary defines peace as freedom from disturbance; tranquility, silence, peace be still. Another definition states, “Peace is a stress-free state of security and calmness that comes when there’s no fighting or war, everything coexisting in perfect harmony and freedom. In our war-torn world it would seem like there’s not nearly enough peace.”

I would add to that definition these words: “A heart fully focused on the true meaning of peace in Jesus Christ is the heart that allows itself to be still, tranquil, and calm.”

How we flounder and fail in this area? We lived high pressured lives, on the go, always busy, stressed and perplexed when all the while our peace relies on sitting at the feet of Jesus.

The least thing we can aim to do in December is to keep our focus on the one who brings us peace.

It is true this is nigh to impossible when you have children clamouring, concerts and family gatherings to attend, meals to prepare for large gatherings and so forth.

This year we put the nativity scene someone gifted me with last year, on the fireplace front and centre in our living room.

We purchased the Grandchildren’s gifts early this year to ease the stress of the business of December.

So how are you doing?

Are you prepared to give him room in your heart and in your life?

Am I?

Will we walk through the days of December in a daze, not amazed at the beauty and majesty of Jesus our Immanuel?

One thing we can hold on to through the next thirty days is the peace that Christ wants to give us as we keep Him as our reason for the season, our focus for celebrating.

We will truly enjoy the events, the gatherings, and all the grand preparations as we prepare Him room in our hearts and lives.

What will this look like for you? For me?

Perhaps doing an advent devotional will help bring focus.

Quiet evenings spent reading articles, and Scripture about Christ’s birth, would also bring calm.

Keeping prayer as key to seeking the Prince of Peace to rule in our hearts is vital.

What if we pick only the activities we really need to involve ourselves in?

So as we make it our goal to keep Christ first this Christmas, let us do so with joy and stillness in our souls?

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. Colossians 3:15a.

Those are words to ponder.

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