Dwelling in Peace

Dwelling in Peace

 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts…. and be thankful.  Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.

Colossians 3:15 & 16

 The dove is the universal sign for peace. I often wonder why it is always seen as flying away.  Does the dove carry the worry, anxiety, anger, frustration and fear away from people? Or does it just represent a calming effect as we see its beauty in flight? Peace is a common theme in our world and many people seem to be searching for it. Peace from war, peace from anger, peace in the hectic pace of life we live. Yet, God gives us the perfect way to experience peace in our lives. It is by letting the Word of God dwell in our hearts, which brings a thankful heart, which brings us peace.

How do we let the Word of Christ dwell in our hearts? By reading and interacting with it. Are we spending time with God by reading his letter to us? It is here that we find truth which gets rid of all doubt and fear and brings peace to our hearts.  It amazing how much dwelling on truth, instead of lies and fallacies, helps us be at peace!  Also, these concepts are intertwined with each other. You really can’t have one without the other. If the Word is dwelling and permeating our hearts and minds, we are thankful and then the peace of Christ can rule in our lives. From salvation to everyday living, it takes the Word to change our lives from sin, chaos, anger, and frustration to peace, thankfulness, love, and grace.

In this season of thanksgiving, may we find ways to be interacting with the Word of God, letting it permeate our hearts and minds, creating a heart of thankfulness and a spirit of peace.



  1. Susan said,

    November 21, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Good reminder, Johanna. Thanks.

  2. Betty Jo Pollock said,

    November 21, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Thanks for putting the truth out so others can be encouraged in the Word of God. We love you.

  3. Patti said,

    November 21, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Beautiful! Thank you.

  4. Denise said,

    November 24, 2011 at 3:51 am

    Nice reminder.

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