"Be careful for nothing: But in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God. And the Peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."(Philippians 4:6-7)
Be careful for nothing: Don't be anxious about anything:....Hmn... Seriously, Can we do this? I mean this is the time of stress and anxiety!!! How is this even possible? Before you freak out on me, let's continue reading, "But in everything by Prayer". Have you really prayed about everything? Wait a minute, Have we prayed with a thankful heart? Are we thankful for what we already have or have we just taken it for granted. The verse commands us not to worry but to make our request known to God with thanksgiving and the Peace of God will keep (guard) our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. In the Bible, the Word Peace means whole, nothing missing, complete, etc.. Peace from God is more than a warm fuzzy feeling that we get when something happens to go right. Our hearts and minds are Protected by Peace, completely clothed by God Himself when we pray with thanksgiving. Whatever you are worrying about today, let it to go, lay it down and walk away from it. Cast all your care upon Him for He cares for YOU. (1 Pet. 5:7) Thanksgiving is an offering to God. You don't have to come before Him empty handed, bring Him the Gift of Thanks!!! Train your Spirit to "In everything give thanks" and the Garments of Peace will fall upon you from Heaven and take you beyond your natural understanding. STOP whatever you are doing right now and give God an offering of Thanksgiving and He will Bless you more than you can ever imagine. "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, (Ephesians 3:20) Have a Blessed Day!
Scott Boatner / Shalom