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“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7
This wonderful passage from the apostle Paul may be one of the most comforting in all of Scripture. We all want the peace God can bring when we are going through anxious situations, as many are going through today. I’m also quite certain most of us would say this admonition is easier said than done. I guess I can go along with that. But we need to remember that going to God with our requests isn’t simply a “doing” thing, it’s a THINKING thing. No, not about the situation that is causing us to be anxious, but “thinking” about the one we are bringing our request to. The Lord is the one who can bring about the transformation in our minds. We just need to focus our thinking on what He wants, and if you are wondering, He makes that clear in the very next verses.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—THINK about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” – Philippians 4:8-9 [Emphasis added]
May we always remember to bring our prayers and requests to God in all situations, and take time to truly think about Who we are bringing them to, and give Him thanks!
Lord, help us to think about things that will bring You praise and transform our lives as we serve You on our Mission every day! God bless you all!
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I love this. These verses (in fact this chapter) are go-tos in my life. It really does transform my thinking from being anxious to experiencing peace that surpasses all understanding. Thanks for sharing.