Colossians 3:15 (NASB) Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
It probably took two seconds to write, but the message will last forever. Not all men can get along; there are those who we will struggle to have common ground with, and I happened to have one of those men in my life. I struggled to find common ground, trying to form some type of friendship along the way. Sadly, that takes two willing parties. Most of the time, I try to avoid him. One day, I saw that he needed some help and lent a hand. He talked about the fight between us, and I said, “We can fight another day.” Today's scripture talks about letting the peace of Christ rule in our hearts and be thankful. I helped my neighbor that day and excepted nothing in return, but a few days later, I received a small handwritten note from his son. It simply said, "Thanks for helping my dad!" Sometimes we need to simply thank those around us. A simple note, text, or call to thank someone can go a long way. Not that those helping are looking for it, but it can bring a peace to your soul. So, why not thank a friend or enemy today for that help that came your way? Something to think about as we do this thing called life.
Application:• Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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