I have the peace of God | Day 8 July 08 2015, 0 Comments
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This is Day 8 of 48 of the #TruthAboutWhoYouAre series. Thank you so much for joining in on this journey with me. I hope you are inspired over this 7 week series.
Today’s post is written by someone I have known for decades and absolutely love! Her name is Meghan Robinson Her and her husband @careyrobinsonoc are my pastors at @theocmovement. She's one of the most passionate people I know and I am so excited to share her thoughts on today's verse. Follow along in her journey and inspiring posts via Instagram: @divapastor
I have the peace of God that passes all understanding - Philippians 4:7
The promise of peace. This is a promise I need to remember almost everyday of my life. How about you? I love that this scripture is prefaced with a direction. In verse 6 we are told; "Be anxious about nothing and pray about everything." What does this mean? Whatever you might be facing on any given day, week, month or year....do not allow a worried and anxious heart to set in. Rather, pray. This act of prayer is actually an act of releasing the burden and weight of worry into God's capable hands. The scripture says, "AND THEN the peace of God that passes all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." It is a promise that follows our action.
The peace of God is truly beyond our power of thinking. It is unexplainable. It defies logic and overpowers fear. This peace of God is available to you and to me. Our only responsibility is recognize when worry and fear begin to dominate our thoughts and then to take it to God in prayer. The scripture also says "prayer with thanksgiving." The thanksgiving part just keeps us from whining, which we are all tempted to do! Then something powerful begins to happen. The circumstances may not change, but an unexplainable peace begins to invade your soul and mind. In fact, the scripture describes it like a military action. The peace of God set's itself up like a guard around your heart and mind. It opposes worry, anxiety and fear and allows us to rest in complete confidence in God's goodness and faithfulness.
Whatever you might be facing today. The peace of God that surpasses understanding is available to you. Would you be brave enough to take that situation, unspoken fear or overwhelming pressure to God in prayer? Focus with thanksgiving on His faithfulness and ask Him for what you need. What follows is the promise of peace so sweet from a God who is so good and already working on your behalf!
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The scriptures used for this series came from Joyce Meyers download, “Who God Made You To Be”