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.
- Philippians 4:6-7 (MSG)
When we are tempted to worry and complain- we inadvertently make our requests known to God. Sometimes when I am afraid to bring my requests to Him, I am reminded that He already knows me, and He is fully aware of my downfalls.
One of the biggest- I am a worrier. If you are with me- RAISE YOUR HANDS high!
I firmly believe that the most beneficial discipline to calm my spirit and prepare my heart to receive what God has for me is to pray.
It is a spiritual resource we often neglect; through prayer we cry out to God and seek to understand a little deeper of God’s view of our circumstance.
Prayer keeps our focus on where it should be, ON GOD.
In the verse we read through yesterday it states ‘but in everything’ we are to trust him.
The big and the small- we trust Him to hang the stars in the sky, to keep the sun shining, to keep our heart beating -------- We must trust Him in it all.
Over the next 30 days- set aside time to intentionally seek Him and remember; He is everywhere. I talk to Him as I shower, when I am driving, when I am doing the dishes or picking up the shoes in the living room (for the 1 millionth time this week). I believe He will meet you when and where you need to hear, feel or see Him most.
Jesus- you listen much better than I do. You listen in a way that makes it seem like the whole world has stopped spinning. In the moments where I forget – let me see you at work. When life is moving too fast and I need reminding, I know you are still there. Help me God to listen like you and hear my heart O’ Lord. I cry out to you- you are able.
Reflection: How do you hear God best? When/where was the last time you felt closest to Him?