November 25, 2016 – Philippians 4:6

philippians4-6Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6The world says, don’t worry – be happy! In Jesus, we have a reason not to worry.  In Him our happiness becomes eternal joy.At the ancient age of 87, I remember those ‘endless’ days of joy and sunshine of childhood.  Life’s responsibilities grew as I grew older. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven. So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. Matthew 18:3-4Thanking God after we ask for what we need, is our way to experience His peace. The ‘can-do’ person has no need of trusting God, he ‘walks’ alone.  The person who lives with God in his heart, knows God’s peace.  It is a combination of loving, trusting and accepting ‘what is’, that makes the difference.  God’s peace guards our hearts and minds as we live and walk with Jesus Christ in our hearts.Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. Romans 12:12.  We have heard the word abundant.  This is God’s peace and joy  – overflowing. You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy. John 16:24.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 4:7