And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always]. Colossians 3:15 (AMPC)
The omniscient all-seeing all- knowing God sees and knows the true nature of everyone and everything. He has perfect knowledge of what works and what doesn’t work. He has already seen what will profit you and what won’t. God knows the right and best time and place for your welfare and progress.
He not only has purposed and planned the best for you but wants you also to know it.
We have often talked about how God knows the plans He has for us but He wants us also to know the plans He has for us. Because two cannot walk together unless they are in agreement. Amos 3:3. In order to walk with God we ought to know His thoughts or plans and thus agree with Him.
Thank God He’s ready put His thoughts or plans in our hearts.
Because God lives in us, His Holy Spirit dwells in us, He always speaks to us from the inside of us. The Lord’s thoughts or plans are peace.
Jeremiah 29:11(NKJV) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
This means that you know what is of and from God by that sense of peace in your heart.
Here we’re not talking about the outward superficial peace of the world that’s based on circumstances or conditions being right.
We are referring to God given inward heart peace. This is the peace that Jesus gave us. John 14:27. Peace is God’s stamp of approval on everything that’s of Him and from Him.
If there’s absence of inward heart peace concerning a situation or decision you’re engaging or involved in, that’s an indicator it’s not of God, He’s not in it, He’s not behind it.
There’s no peace for the wicked. Isaiah 48:22. There’s no peace in anything that’s wicked. Wicked also means crooked or twisted. Whatever is not of God is wicked, crooked and twisted and it’s not good for you, it won’t work for you.
God speaks peace. Psalms 85:8 (NKJV) I will hear what God the LORD will speak, For He will speak peace To His people and to His saints; But let them not turn back to folly.
You know with full assurance what God says about an issue from the peace in your heart. So God is approving when the sense of that peace is present or disapproving when the sense of that peace is absent.
If you sense that inward peace in your heart then even if everything outside is screaming no, fighting against your decision or action, defiantly continue ahead in God’s leading. If the clamor and confusion on the outside from other people, circumstances and thoughts in your head seem to prevent you from discerning the peace in your heart don’t rush to make any move but rather take time to focus on the Lord in prayer, the Word, praise and worship. Bible says He keeps you in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Him. Isaiah 26:3. Seek and follow peace.