Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV
God knows we will be anxious at times. We have been conditioned to believe we are in control of our own destiny. We have been taught to believe if we make the right decisions we will have less to be fearful of. We think we can design our own future.
When I am anxious and fearful it is usually because I am trying to figure things out on my own. I am trying to determine what is really happening. What my exact circumstances are. I weigh my options so I can make the correct choices.
I become most anxious when I turn over every stone of information searching for clues to determine the correct course of action to take.
Jesus wants us to know He is in control of all things. The most effective course of action we can take in times of trial and turmoil, peace and prosperity is to turn to God for help.
Jesus wants us to turn to Him first when we need help or answers. He does not want us to turn to Him when all else fails. He wants us to turn to Him in our time of need and in our time of blessing. Jesus wants us turn to Him before we look to any other source for help or guidance.
There are times when God will not act until someone prays. We can engage in spiritual warfare through prayer. People are healed physically and spiritually when they are prayed for. Prayer is worship. Prayer is communion with God and so much more.
The bible contains beautiful prayers of thanksgiving for His goodness and mercy!
I dreamed I was back in the Marine Corps. I saw a gun built into a telephone pole. It was long and large. It could reach a target far away. I remembered a man I had not seen in 30 years. God moved me to pray for him.
God hears our prayers!
Jesus wants us to participate in His ministry. We can serve God in a crowded area or in the quietness of our own homes. We can serve God anytime of the night or day. We can serve the Lord by praying for anything and everything Jesus puts on our hearts!
God will hear your prayers. He will answer when you pray according to His will!
What is God’s will? The Lord does not want anyone to perish. Our God wants all people to come into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ!
Don’t be anxious about anything. Be thankful in every situation and circumstance. Remember that God is in control of all things and make your request known to Him!
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