October 29, 2020. Day 303: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.

Colossians 3:15. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

What if the peace of Christ actually ruled in our hearts?

What if our source of true and lasting peace was the blood of the cross (1:20), rather than a change in our circumstance, or our behavior, or our leaders?

What if we saw the peace of Christ as our objective position to hold on to, and not just as a subjective feeling to find?

What if we saw ourselves as complete in Christ?

What if we saw every other Christian as complete in him too?

What if God’s love for us, as seen on the cross of Christ, created an internal assurance that calmed the storms of our souls?

What if that internal calm became our external temperament?

What if we saw peace as not just the absence of conflict in church, but the presence of spiritual growth and abundance in each individual life?

What if everything we said and did was from a position of peace?

What if the peace of Christ had the final say in every disagreement?

What if the peace of Christ could stifle arguments and accusations?

What if the peace of Christ allowed us to make eye contact and approach others?

What if the peace of Christ could remove all our biases and prejudices?

What if the peace of Christ cancelled our self-promotion agenda for lack of interest?

What if the peace of Christ became our identity?

What if the peace of Christ ruled in our sorrows?

What if the peace of Christ ruled in our trials?

What of the peace of Christ ruled in our temptations and failures?

What if the peace of Christ ruled in our anxiety?

What if the peace of Christ could remove the fear of what the future may hold?

What if the peace of Christ allowed us to offer the space for Christian liberty and growth without judgment?

What if the peace of Christ made us truly grateful for one another?

What if we sought reconciliation in all our broken relationships?

What if we offered to forgive others for the hurts and harms they have brought into our lives?

What if the peace of Christ removed our need to have control over people and situations?

What if the peace of Christ meant we no longer have to get our own way?

What if every set back wasn’t the end of the world?

What if the peace of Christ could free us from both stoicism and emotionalism, and make us truly self-aware?

What if the peace of Christ allowed us to be honest with each other?

What if the peace of Christ caused us to listen more and talk less?

What if the peace of Christ produced honest confession?

What if the peace of Christ was our greatest reality, even beyond what we can see?

What if the peace of Christ spurred us to sacrifice for others?

What of the peace of Christ empowered us to submit to one another?

What if the peace of Christ produced a deep abiding love in our hearts for others?

What if the peace of Christ could keep us from running from conflict?

What if the peace of Christ allowed us to warn, admonish, and confront sin?

What if the peace of Christ meant we no longer have to be right all the time?

What if the peace of Christ in our heart flowed out of us in prayer for one another?

What if the peace of Christ in our hearts flowed out of us in fellowship with one another?

What if the peace of Christ in our hearts flowed out of us in encouragement, graciousness, and kindness toward one another?

What if we could finally be real with God and everyone else?

What if the peace of Christ could prevent our anger, wrath, and malice from returning?

What if we could find real contentment?

What if the peace of Christ kept us from avoiding each other?

What if the peace of Christ allowed us to see our church as one body?

What if the peace of Christ could remove all division between you and others?

What if our only standard was the cross of Christ?

What if our only judge was the cross of Christ?

What if our life’s mission was to spread the peace of Christ by the message of his cross?

What if the peace of Christ ruled in our hearts?

Hamilton- The Ten Duel Commandments: when the peace of Christ doesn’t rule your heart.

“To live is Christ” gives us the peace of Christ as the new rule of our hearts. Because peace had the final say on the cross of Christ, peace will always have the final say in your crucified life. When everything around us demands conflict, stress, and despair, the King of our hearts reminds us that everything is under his command. You’re not failing, you’re flourishing. You’re not alone, you’re in Christ. You’re never defeated, never without hope, and forever loved.

You

Does the peace of Christ rule your heart?

You in Christ

How does peace WITH God in Christ produce the peace OF Christ in our hearts?

Christ in you

Where can you see the peace of Christ flowing out of your life?

Playlist: The Peace of Christ.

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