“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” (Colossians 3:15, NLT)
Jesus Christ is the source of our peace. He is the fountain of life. As believers, our relationship with him allows us to have access to this peace through SOAK, SOW, and FLOW, a process that is a basic principle in KingdomNomics.
Paul shows us how this can be done:
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him” (Colossians 3:16–17, NKJV).
These verses encompass all of the steps in the SOAK, SOW, and FLOW principle.
First, the Word of God needs to be filling our lives. His Word gives life to us as we store it in our hearts by memorizing and meditating on it.
Second, we sow by reciting, praying, or singing in our hearts to the Spirit of God. Then the Spirit imparts his life to us.
Third, we flow with the Spirit by obeying what God wants us to do. We do all of this with a thankful heart. Gratitude is important in the eyes of God.
The next time you face a problem, focus on the person of Jesus Christ, instead of the problem, and follow the above steps with the Word of God you already have stored in your heart. Then you can make the discovery that the Word of God is truly living and powerful.
Experiencing peace is a choice for believers. If we look to Christ and trust in him, we can have peace. If we trust in self and focus on the problem, we will possibly experience fear, depression, and frustration.
Today, ask yourself:
Am I regularly storing the Word of God in my heart so I can sow to the Spirit of Christ?