“Thankfulness In Peace” By Kirk Hunt
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Colossians 3:15 NKJV
Unity. Peace. Thankfulness. All three concepts are bound together.
Keep in mind that unity is not the same thing as uniformity. Unity is when the rough-looking biker-type is serving the vegetables right next to the skinny nerd dishing out the entrée. And everyone in the food line is thankful they work together.
Spike and Specs work together they are both Christ-followers. Since they are at peace within themselves, they can be at peace with others. They are grateful, not just for each other, but for the opportunity to advance the Kingdom of God, here and now.
Which comes first, the peace or the community or the thankfulness? Pick one and work for the others. Do not even think of apologizing if you have all three, just send me the secret formula for that state of affairs.
Be grateful your peace comes from God and enables you to have unity with others, especially saints. Be thankful for your community of saints, which gives you the place and space for peace. The saints around you are enabled by, and thankful for, the peace of God that has rule within you.
Think: I am grateful for internal peace for myself and my local Church.
Pray: “Lord, thank You for peace, community and unity.”
Copyright © December 2013, Kirk Hunt
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