Walking in Peace: The Fruit of the Spirit 7-Day Bible-Reading Plan by Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Devotional

Check Your Inward Witness


When it comes to cultivating the fruit of peace, it’s important to know how to guard our peace.


Sometimes the devil tries to steal our peace, and sometimes people do—but often, we are to blame! Making poor choices and failing to hear or heed God’s instructions can rob Christians of the peace we’re meant to enjoy every day.


How can we avoid this? By listening to the inner witness. 


An inner witness is not a feeling or your own thoughts. It is the ability to eliminate the voices in the world and only hear God, either through His written Word or the inward witness. These are two different things, but they never contradict each other. They’re both vital parts of our walk with God.


Tuning in to the Spirit of God as He talks to you will save you a whole lot of trouble in this life. If you don’t heed His voice, you may take a wrong turn, which could lead to unnecessary trouble. The inward witness will help you know what to do and what to avoid.


Being led by the inner witness is a function of peace. If you don’t have peace about something, don’t do it. If you have to wait, then wait until you do have peace.


So, let your peace be your umpire. Commit and trust everything in your life to God, and then your plans will succeed. And you will have peace.


Tune in to that inward witness—to that quiet knowing—that urging, prompting, and leading arising within you. Then the peace of God that passes understanding will guard your heart and mind (Philippians 4:7, NKJV).