Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7 (NLT)
That is what I want. That is what I want to live in? What is it that you want to have and live in? I want to live in your peace. Then we both want the same thing. Tell me why you want to live in my peace. First and foremost, I want to live in an intimate relationship with you. I want to walk with you. I want to talk to you. I want to listen to you. I want to hear your voice guiding me through life. I want to know you. I want you to know me. I want to know and do your will. I want to live a life that is pleasing to you. I do know that this kind of life leads to peace even in the most adverse of trying and troubling circumstances. I know that living in an intimate relationship with you will give me a peace within me that will far exceed anything that I can understand or comprehend. That is true. You have very good desires within you. Well, there is a reason for that. What is that reason? You have given me these good desires as a gift. They did not come from or originate in me. It is good that you know the source of these desires that are in you.
I have more to say. Go ahead, I am listening. As you know, I have been a worrier. I have lived a life filled with anxiety. I have noticed. What does that signal to you? Worry and anxiety in me is a signal that I have not or am not turning all my worries into prayers to you. What have you been doing instead of turning your worries into prayers to me? I have been trying to solve my own problems. I have been trying to live by my own strength and abilities. I could ask you how that has been going for you, but I won’t. We both know that this has filled your life with worry and anxiety. That is true. What will you do differently? I will meet with you in prayer every day. I will turn all my worries into prayers to you. I will let you know what is in my heart and on my mind. I will lay all my worries at your feet. I will ask for your help. I will rely on you. This will be very good. I know that you will hear and answer my prayers. Yes, I will. You can count on me. Thank you, Lord.
Lord, I will not allow my life to be filled with worry and anxiety. Instead, I will live a life of prayer with you. I will make all my needs know to you. Thank you that no prayer is too small or large to pray. Thank you for hearing all my prayers and giving me peace. Amen
Key Question… How have you been learning to turn all your worries into prayers to the Lord?
Living It Out… Make all your needs known to God so that He can fill your heart and mind and life with His peace.
Seeing It Happen… Have faith that your heart and mind and life will be filled with peace as you make your needs known to God.
Get Ready To Share… Share with another person or your small group how God has given you His peace as you have prayed to Him.
Prayer To Bless Others… May you turn all your worries into prayers to the Lord.
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