Don’t Worry…Give Thanks

 

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.

Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

(Philippians 4:6 NLT)

Easier said than done, this “not worrying”. We pray…we tell God what we need (or what we think we need) and we give thanks (hopefully for all He has done).

God knows what we need, but I think He likes to hear it from us. Maybe He is trying to teach us to separate the “want” list from the “need” list.

Praying is simply talking to God. I think praying gets easier and more comfortable when we can get away from phrases that have been learned from others and just talk to God with respect as our Father.

Giving thanks should be easy for there is much for which to be thankful. Hard to imagine why Paul would give thanks while in prison or others in circumstances less than desirable. Maybe, it is not the circumstance to be thankful for, but that He is there, He knows our needs, He hears our prayer, and He knows our heart. Shalom!

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The Beating of Your Heart

“I came to listen and in the quiet…I heard the beating of my heart.”

Find a time when your movements and thoughts can cease;

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1)

when your heart and soul can rest;

“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;… (Psalm 23:2)

when everything is as it should be;

“…He leadeth me beside the still waters.” (Psalm 23:2)

when you can hear the beating of your heart.

“He restoreth my soul…” (Psalm 23:3)

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