BE ANXIOUS FOR NOTHING
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of a good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
Living here in the East Coast, we face all four seasons and know how to prepare for each one as it approaches. Some seasons can be very trying because of nature; it’s all in how you approach it. There are some, what we call rookies, which have to be pre-warned on how to face them and endure. In the above Scripture, Paul was addressing the church on a season of conflict and was trying to promote unity. As Victory Outreach family, our leaders are always bringing us together, to grow and stir up faith in us to draw closer to Jesus and love for one another as the body of Christ. We are taught to handle difficulties through prayer and fasting, and holding on to the Word of God. Whatever season you may find yourself in, don’t worry and get anxious by trying to deal with it all by yourself. I’ve found that leaning on my own understanding has only made a mess of things, and only come out feeling empty, nothing accomplished. We are told to make our needs known to God, and He has the power to solve them, and give us such a peace. So, my sister’s in Christ, let’s try the formula laid out for us in His Word, and you will see how He will come through and bring you into a new season. Ask God to give you a promise to hold onto as you wait, or He might remind you of an old one and bring it into fruition. Don’t give place to negativity and disunity; let’s focus on the Lord, and things that are only going to encourage us!
Toni Buelna – Northeast Region
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