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And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. (Col 3:15)
Do you want the peace of God to rule in your heart? Then you must let it take place. You must let the peace of God rule in your heart. It isn’t an automatic process.
So how do you let the peace of God rule in your heart and mind?
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:6-7)
A precious promise of God!! However, the key to allowing this peace of God to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus was to 1) Be careful for nothing. Which means do not allow yourself to be anxious for anything!! 2) But in every thing by prayer and supplication 3) With thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
At that point is when you say never the less Lord your will be done and not my will. It is at this point that you 1) Choose to refuse to allow yourself to be anxious 2) That you place your faith in the Lord that whatever the Potter chooses to do will work together for your good 3) You then place your trust into the Potter’s hand 4) Wait with patience for what you have sought from the Potter 5) Accepting the will of the Potter with contentment.
This is a delicate balance of belief, faith, hope, trust, acceptance, patience, and contentment. You must maintain each one of these in order to allow the peace of God to rule your heart and mind.
If any one of these gets out of balance due to the thoughts you are having you will lose the peace of God that you were experiencing. This is because Belief and Hope maintain your Faith and Trust.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Heb 11:1)
If you allow yourself to begin to Worry, then the Hope you had in what you sought from God will begin to waver which will directly influence your Faith. This negative influence on your Faith will then begin to destroy your Trust that you had in God, which will then begin to destroy your Belief in what you Hoped for in God.
If you Believe and Hope then with Patience you must Wait. Seal up the BREACH in your mind and allow the peace of God to once again rule in your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. (Lk 12:29)
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; (1 Peter 1:13)
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Pro 3:5-6)
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. (Rom 8:24-25)
If you want Peace in the midst of your Storm, you must let Patience have her perfect work within you. You must learn to Accept and be Content in knowing that ALL things will work together to the Good for them that are the Called according to God’s purpose. There is a Season and a Time to Every purpose under the heaven.
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. (Philip 4:11)
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. (James 1:2-4)
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Rom 8:28)
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (Eccl 3:1)
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are True, whatsoever things are Honest, whatsoever things are Just, whatsoever things are Pure, whatsoever things are Lovely, whatsoever things are of Good Report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK ON THESE THINGS. Those things, which ye have both LEARNED, and RECEIVED, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. (Philip 4:8-9)
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