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Day #5 – How to Rejoice in the Lord

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV)

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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.

Reflection:

Are anxieties keeping us from rejoicing in the Lord? What we fear reveals what is going on in our hearts. When we fear the world, we fear what the world can do TO us more than acknowledging what God can do FOR us. Rather than coping with fears in our own way, which isolates us from God, we are to turn to Him in prayer.

In contrast to worldly fear, fear of the Lord draws us closer in relationship with Him. When we fear the Lord, and respect and honor his name, nature, and ability, we realize that there is nothing to fear in the world – for He has overcome the world. In every situation, the Lord wants us to bring our requests to him. A heart that is dependent on the Lord also rejoices in Him.

Responding to the Transmission:

What are you anxious about today? Present it before God. Spend some time rejoicing in the Lord. Let us continually present our worries and fears to the Lord in prayer. As we do, receive the peace over our hearts and minds that comes only from God – a peace that is far greater than just rationalizing our problems or figuring out a solution.

Day #4 – The Beginning of Wisdom

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Day #3 – Our Father’s Care

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Day #2 – Delightful!

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Day 1 – Seek His Face!

Monday, March 18th, 2013