Those who place their trust in Christ receive his peace, a peace that is unspeakable and unknown. We are thankful first and foremost for what Jesus Christ has done for us. It is by the Holy Spirit that “we know the things of God” and experience God’s power in our lives. And the fruit of the Spirit is “the meek and lowly heart.” Thankfulness for the activity of the Spirit in our hearts and lives marks the true Christian.
—Paul Wesley Chilcote, quoted in A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God, by Rueben P. Job, Norman Shawchuck, & John S. Mogabgab, (Upper Room Books, 2013)
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Let 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 (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
This day, we want to embrace your loving freedom, O God, knowing that only in your freedom can we find an abundant life. Amen.
—Rueben P. Job, Norman Shawchuck, & John S. Mogabgab, A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God
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