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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

Verse 15 instructed me to let THE peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually). i feel like i kinda cut short the rule part of my previous post. i used the noun definition of the word rule and today i want to define the word rule as a verb.

Rule: to control or direct; exercise dominating power, authority, or influence over,  govern, to rule the empire with severity, to decide or declare judicially or authoritatively, decree.

A verb is a word of action and to rule requires some tough action. If i am to let THE peace of Christ control, direct, dominate, decide, declare and decree, then it must be over something. His, thus being mine, ideal harmony is to control, direct, dominate, influence my anger, my patience, kindness, my insistence upon my own way, my sense of entitlement. This all leads back to Paul’s instructions that i am to aim, seek, hold onto, those things which are above so that THE peace of Christ will rule.

Okay that being said verse 15 continues by stating exactly where this is to take place, “in ed’s heart.” i get that, as i have attempted to do everything Paul has shared from my mind, from the idea of faking it til i make it, as form and function and i have fallen short or failed miserably every time. Sure there appears to be some success for a time but eventually i can not sustain it. That’s why my outer collapses exist, because my inner strength cannot sustain me. It’s head knowledge, logos, not heart knowledge, rehma.

To get it to my heart requires a revelation of God’s love for me and out of that one revelation i will have a correct response. This means that i must live in constant revelations of God’s love, always growing, moving forward, maturing and replacing darkness with more light. Colossians 3 is revealing God’s love for me in new ways, moving me forward, replacing my darkness with His light.

This letting “The” peace of Christ rule does not happen in my mind but it’s in my mind that i surrender the old garments and “Put on.” The amplified Bible describes what takes place in my heart. It’s deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in my mind, in that peaceful state. It’s in my heart that my mind is put to rest with finality ALL the questions in my mind.

ed, let the peace (ideal harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your heart [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your mind, in that peaceful state].