“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
Is the glass half full, or half empty? Is the grass greener on the other side, or is it just sitting over a septic tank? One’s perspective is one’s reality, but it doesn’t change truth. Truth is…Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. So as we look at our lives and the “realities” we encounter, how is what we see filtered and assessed? Without the filter of the “mind of Christ”, the reality we interpret is always subject to distortion. The peace of God (His Word, Jesus Christ) is the only way to “umpire”, or correctly discern, the truth. Depressed? Lonely? Discouraged?…reminds me of the Garden of Gethsemane and how Jesus must have felt. Truth is…You are wonderfully made…God will never leave you or forsake you…You have a future and a hope…You are the apple of His eye…He loves you with an everlasting love!!!
The flowers are blooming, trees are budding, the sun is warm, birds are singing, growth is happening, and a fresh spring breeze is blowing. The peace of God, His perspective, leads me to cry out “Thank You Lord”, for He is truly in charge. He is the God of peace, presence, and prosperity. The cup is always being filled, and the grass is always greener, in His pastures. Amen
Pastor Sam McKinney