Heart and Hands
Philippians 4:7 (NKJV)
and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
The Phrase “working in concert” is illustrated well by a concert orchestra. Imagine the noise that would be created if a hundred musicians playing dozens of different instruments, were all playing different music! But by working in concert, playing the same music, they can produce a work of beauty.
In the Christian life, Heart and hands must work in concert to produce a life of peace. our desires, our heart and our actions, our hands, must be working towards the same goal, or tension and dis harmony will cause peace to vanish.
In Philippians 4:6-9, Paul talks about living a prayerful life free from anxiety
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus
And gives us themes on which the heart can settle in peace, true, noble and virtuous things.
8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
It does no good to pray for peace if we are fixing our minds on the conflicts and struggles of this world.
If you are seeing peace today, spend time meditating on Paul’s words. Fix your heart, and then fold your hands in prayer, and receive God’s peace.