Thursday, February 14, 2008
Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
So many times I find myself ANXIOUS and wanting rather then content and steadfast in Christ. I want things my way right now, instead of His way in His timing. I thank God for the aggressiveness and "go get it" spunk that He has instilled in me, its the way I work and think but only when backed by Him is it a good thing. I think sometimes I just get so carried away and forget that God is in control. I forget that Christ is my heavenly father and wants what's best for me. All He wants me to do is simply ask, trust, rest in all that He is and wait patiently on Him.
Christ promises that if I would only trust in Him, His peace "the peace of God", which surpasses all comprehension, would guard my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus. What a wonderful God we serve:)
for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again.
At times we are going to fail, fall straight on our face, be battered and beat, all because of our own old, wicked, defiant nature. But wen we do fall our heavenly father is there to pick us up again, enwrap our hand in His only then making it possible for us to once again walk (Christ Through Us) the impossible road He has called us too.
I know that in God's timing all things are perfect but sometimes its hard to trust.
Posted by Paul Rogers at 8:34 AM