Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious–the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
Philippians 4:4-9 MSG
This scripture has been rockin’ my world since my prayer time in the Prayer Room at Youth Councils Saturday night!!! Thank God Nathan listened to God’s leading to have the room this weekend! I was reading through this passage last night and I totally feel like God is speaking right to me.
I’ve made a decision to give another part of my life to Christ….this part is very difficult because the habits I’ve gotten into within it are life-long and hard to change. The funny and frustrating thing is that sooo many people find this part of life so easy to discipline! Those people bother me…lol…mainly cause I just have never understood how to get to the point where its second nature. Well, it has to be now or I’ll die.
Death to this sin! Death to my worries! Instead of worrying, pray!
So, that’s what I’m working on now! I needed to go to Youth Councils to get this slap in the face! Funny how that happens…Youth Councils was amazing as many people have written. Can I say I feel a little more hip hop now? LOL…WHAT!!!
Hope you take this scripture to heart as I have! Oh, do you want to know my sin? I’m willing to let you know…because through Christ, I am forgiven of it! Its my lack of care and concern for my temple of God! My health! A life-long damage to wipe away. I’ve realized that every other time I’ve tried to fix it…its been in MY strength! This time…I have to lay it all down at Christ’s feet and allow Him to take on my burden and let His strength consume me!
It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. Psalm 18:32
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Hey Kim-girl! I’m still away but finally access to the internet at Heather and Tim’s place. Trying to catch up on one of the the important things in my life, my friends. Was also interested in how Youth Councils went – first year I’ve not been to one in FL or at all in a very long time. I heard even at our officers councils of how the spirit had moved but knew before that prayers would be answered because our God is faithful. Now about you, your “sin”. Funny you said that because that was exactly what was on my mind last week about you. Just a concern really that you would desire to cultivate a more physically healthy life. You’ll soon find out how that is also a part of a heathier mental life as well. Let’s talk 🙂