Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6,7
Good morning. I many times wonder why I don’t change the subject to Monthly Word of God. :) I know our God is a God who speaks to our hearts all the time, not on a specific day and time.
I’m very happy. You know why? Because I have severe headache. :) Wondering why this fellow is happy for headache? That’s because I got no sleep. It is 12.50 AM here in Nashville when I started typing this message. When King Ahasuerus got no sleep there came deliverance to the people of God. The next time when you roll over and over on your bed, thank God for He is going to bring deliverance to the you and your people. :)
This week is a busy week for me which starts with code review. I have no idea how it would go. I think I would have gotten this headache just because of that. But somehow I started to pray to God about everything the Lord reminded me of.
In the morning, I listened to a message from Pastor Jim of The Joy Church. He preached about replacing worry with ‘prayer and petition with thanksgiving.’ When Bible says something it really means it. Though I have many many questions about everything, as I started praying with thanksgiving, the peace of God rested on me. I don’t have understanding of how things are going to be alright, but God’s peace rested on me, because now I know I’ve surrendered almost all the things which bothered me a lot.
I thanked God for every person the Lord has brought into my life starting from my fellowships till the new people I’m meeting here in Nashville. As a friend I know many of their tough situations they go through. I prayed that God would meet all their needs and use them mightily. Now I have such a relaxed mind.
People of God, it’s easy to give thanks when we see positive things going on. But only God’s children can give thanks when nothing is going right. It’s only because we surrender our inabilities to our Omnipotent God. I am sure I would share many amazing testimonies when God answers every prayer.
Are you having something in your heart that still bothers you? Take a break for a few minutes and go somewhere where you find a place to pray. Just pray about the things which Lord reminds you about and come back with His peace. Strongly believe that you would see and hear wonderful breakthroughs in every area that you committed to Him. Please be reminded that you didn’t share all the burdens to any mortal man, but to the Living God because of whom you and I can face tomorrow.
Have a blessed week ahead!