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fear or peace? Part 17

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Philippians 4:8-9 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS)

8-9 Here is a last piece of advice. If you believe in goodness and if you value the approval of God, fix your minds on the things which are holy and right and pure and beautiful and good. Model your conduct on what you have learned from me, on what I have told you and shown you, and you will find the God of peace will be with you.”

Think on these things. Fix your mind on God, the blessings He’s given you, on His ability to solve problems.

(Joyce Meyer)

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fear or peace? Part 16

I must admit I don’t know who sent this to me, but it’s so good! I’ll share this with you in bits and pieces.

Find out what the Bible says regarding the issue you’re dealing with, then pray those scriptures.  When we pray His will, He hears us and will answer. 

We have to know it first in our spirit before we can walk in His peace.  We can pray it ad nauseum and try to convince ourselves, but this is His work.  Let Him do it.  Stop trying.  He can and will have our best interests at heart before we can feel that rest and assurance.

“…with thanksgiving…” be a thankful person.

Thank Him for the pen in your hand, the roof over your head, the clothes you’re wearing, the ones in the closet, and the ones ready to be washed.  He’s blessed you!  Thank Him for clean water to bathe with, cook with, and drink.  Thank Him for soap to get you clean, and on and on.  Live freely and lightly with a heart of thanksgiving.

If you get positive, you’ll get happy.

A complainer will always be a complainer until they choose to let God change them.

fear or peace? Part 15

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“Find out what the Bible says regarding the issue you’re dealing with, then pray those scriptures.  When we pray His will, He hears us and will answer.”

fear or peace? Part 14

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1 John 5:14-15 Amplified Bible (AMP)

“14 And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us.

15 And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him.”

fear or peace? Part 13

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James 5:13 Amplified Bible (AMP)

“Is anyone among you afflicted (ill-treated, suffering evil)? He should pray. Is anyone glad at heart? He should sing praise [to God].”

This is so simple a child in kindergarten could get it.  If something is on your heart, pray.  If you’re happy, sing.  Simple.

Go with God instead of trying to make God go with you.

Live freely and lightly in Him.

Lighten up.

Shake off that heavy spirit just like Paul shook off the snake into the fire (Acts 28:5).

Cast your care, release it completely to the Father, then do the best you can with the responsibilities you have.

fear or peace? Part 12

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Matthew 11:28-30, Amplified Bible (AMP)

“28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]

29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.

30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.”

1) Don’t worry

2) In all things, pray – just pray.  Don’t try to make it complicated, just talk to God like He is right there in the room with you, because He is.          

fear or peace? Part 11

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Phil 4:6-7, Amplified

“6 Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

7 And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7, The Message (MSG)

“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.”

Pray for people and release them into His very capable hands.

If you have to have it a certain way or at a specific time, you’re unable to release it.

Quit trying to figure things out.   He knows what’s best.  It’s impossible to worry and be at peace at the same time.  Instead say, “God, I see a solution as this certain way, but I release the situation to You.  I choose to trust that You have a better answer than I could ever figure out.    You’ve always amazed me in the past.  You’re no different now.  🙂  Thank You for taking charge of this because I can’t fix it.  I don’t want to try to fix it any more.  It’s too heavy of a load for me to carry.  You take it.  You never intended for me to try to carry anything this heavy.  I’ve lost my peace so I know I’ve gotten into wrong territory of either worry or trying to control this.  I repent.  It’s Yours.”