The peace that
Christ gives is to guide you in the decisions you
make; for it is to this peace that God has called
you together in the one body. (Colossians 3:15)
We considered previously the issue of prioritizing
competing calls on our time. The sheer variety of
choices we face can certainly be baffling. As we
toggle between myriad television channels, shop
online and venture further afield than ever before
to visit or to vacation, who can deny that pleasures
create their own pressures? May the Still Small
Voice that would lead us to God’s highest priorities
not get drowned out in the process!
‘In Me you may have peace,’ promised Jesus. The
whole of His life demonstrated this extraordinary
ability to be at one with His Father, even in the
midst of endless demands and jostling crowds. To
help us evaluate the choices we face, therefore, it
is important to try to sense where the peace of God
For Reflection and Prayer
make us quick to spot where Your peace is leading –
and rightly uneasy when we are in danger of going
We give you now the ‘leads’ we believe You have
and that we are doing our best to follow . . .
Overrule anything we have got out of balance;
bless and anoint all that truly is of You.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.