15-17Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense. And sing, sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives—words, actions, whatever—be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way.
I don't read from The Message on a regular basis, but liked the way this sounded.
Does the peace of Christ rule my heart? Am I cultivating thankfulness?
Does God's Word have the 'run of my heart'? Does God's Word invade and saturate my heart and mind?
Can I do anything in word or deed in the name of Jesus, giving thanks in all things?
Some things to think about for the weekend.