“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” – Colossians 3:15
“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” – Psalm 4:8
My heart is meant to be ruled by peace. Not sadness. Not anger. Not envy. Not discontent. Peace. What rules my heart is my choice. If peace is to rule, I must let it. So today I choose peace. Today I say no to anything else that desires to have rulership over my heart. I say no to discord and to strife. I say no to bitterness and unforgiveness. I say no to pride. And I say a thankful yes to the peace of Christ.
Peace in the day, and peace at night. They are both meant to be mine. I declare that my life and my protection are in the hands of my God. He is the one who keeps me safe. There is nothing else to hide behind that offers the security that I have in God. So I declare peace over my sleep tonight and every night, knowing that God is the One who keeps me safe.