Wednesday Matters
Everyday Umpire

The umpire in a ball game decides if a player is “in” or “out.” Well peace is to be the umpire that decides if something in our life should be in or out. That makes total sense. Especially if you look at the Bible in Colossians 3:15 where it says “Let the peace from Christ act as umpire in your hearts deciding and settling all questions that come into your mind.” I mean really, do we receive the peace that he has to give or do we just count on our feelings? When the answers is “no” in my life I have a peace about it.

“Do you think I should take this additional job?” was the question asked me by a young mom.  Things were tight financially but the long hours would affect her family. My first thought was, “Yes,” because I knew she could handle it.  But later, I thought, “Would this choice bring peace?”. 
My friend didn't have peace so she refused the job and almost immediately help came in a way she never expected. God is so good… everyday.

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