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Posted by: Pastor Terry Hagedorn | November 22, 2018

Today’s Verse for 11/22/2018

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. — Colossians 3:15 (KJV)

Thought

Peace — that elusive state of grace that incorporates all of life’s well-being. Because of Jesus, we have true shalom — wellness in body, soul, and spirit. His relationships with others, his victory over sin, death and the grave ensures that we can have peace, too! So as we receive the Spirit of Christ into our hearts, we can live with our brothers and sisters, no matter how flawed in a state of peace. Besides, as Paul changes metaphors on us, we are the Body of Christ and of course a body does not want to be at war with itself. So live in peace with others, and do so with thanksgiving.

Prayer

Blessed Father of all believers, please give me a heart to love your people. I know as the character of Jesus permeates my life, I will appreciate the preciousness of each of your children more and will come to see those difficult family members as the grit out of which you will fashion my pearl. I pray you give me grace till my heart matches my commitment to love all of your children. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

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The Thoughts and Prayers for Today’s Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to phil@heartlight.org.

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