Today’s Encouragement is Philippians 4:9 NLT Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me-everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
Then the Peace of God –
Philippians 4 is rich in ‘how-to live’ wisdom. Beginning in V 4, ‘be full of joy!’, v 6 Don’t worry! pray instead! ask and thank God! V 7 Then His peace! V8 Fix your thoughts on these things! and finally, V 9 keep doing these things!
I’m a ‘how-to’ guy, I need a practical approach for anything I try to do… keep it simple please! And Paul does this for us in Philippians 4. A process, a mindset, a checklist (thank you!) for moving:
From – a life of fear, worry, anxiety…
To – a life of God’s Perfect Peace.
He even ends the instruction with this promise…Do these things… live this way… make these choices and THEN the Peace of God will be with you!
My friends, God’s Perfect Peace is not a mystery, it is not unattainable, it is not a “someday, by and by, when we all get to heaven then things will be ok…” it is NOW! God’s Peace is available NOW to you and me…
Slowly read and absorb Philippians 4:4-9. Practice this my brothers and sisters, and as Paul says… THEN the PEACE OF GOD WILL BE WITH YOU!
Amen Lord, we desperately need Your Peace, help us to do our part, because we know you have already done Your Part!
He is our Peace