Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Pray About It Part 2 by Ps Michael Podhaczky

Have you noticed that when hard or challenging things happen in own lives and the lives of those around us, we can tend to lose our peace? You know what I mean - we know all the stuff, but it appears that sometime we tend to react instead of remaining in the peace of God. We can all find ourselves in this place. When we think we have it all together, it all falls apart.

In the previous blog Philippians 4:6 was quoted, but here I would like to connect it to the result of praying and not being anxious.
6 “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. 7 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” (Phil 4:6-7 NLT).
You will notice that Paul said it is His peace and not ours that will guard our hearts.

So, when things happen to you, or those around you, rest in Him and enjoy His peace. This peace exceeds anything we can understand. It is an unchanging absolute in a world where everything changes. On this matter, Francis De Sales (a Christ-follower from the 16th century) said:
“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”[1]

Pause in His presence for a moment and think this over

[1] Morgan, Robert J. Mastering Life Before It's Too Late: 10 Biblical Strategies for a Lifetime of Purpose. (New York, NY: Howard, 2015), 142.

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