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Being Peace

A few months ago, in a Sunday morning bible class, the instructor asked us what the our prayer was for our life.  I can’t remember the exact context of the conversation, but I remember the answer that immediately came to my mind.  And it come with so much authority and certainty that I actually felt like sharing it out loud, which doesn’t come easy for me in that setting. ( Which is really odd, since when I teach I love audience participation!)  Anyway, the prayer for my life on that day, and really ever since, was simple and powerful.  On that day I spoke these words:

I just want to be peace in storms.

I was sick – sick of the frustrating battles with my teenager, sick of the constant striving at work, sick of the ridiculous distractions that wrap me up and warp my viewpoints – sick of not just letting the spirit do what the spirit does.

That day was not the first time this thought was in my mind, but since that day I have prayed that prayer almost every day at some point in the day. And you know what – it has helped me grow is so many uncountable ways.!

So this past weekend as I cruised through Colossians I rediscovered this verse that I just love.  I hope it helps you as well.

 15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 New International Version (NIV)

Be peace, be thankful, be Christ.

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