- Stand firm in the Lord.
- Be on one accord.
- Rejoice always.
- Be gentle.
- Be thankful.
- Pray with thanksgiving.
- Accept the peace God gives through prayer.
- Think Heavenly thoughts.
- Don’t doubt-God is your strength.
- Don’t worry.
God gave me some scriptures to hold onto and to apply to each moment of the day. I’ll share them with you. These scriptures will help me to have a successful day which will lead to a successful and peaceful week. I will meditate on them day and night. I will speak them. I will put them into practice.
“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord.
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. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:1-2, 4-9, 13, 19 NIV
What scriptures will you hold onto this week?
- Speak His Word.
- Meditate on His Word day and night.
- Do what is written.
I choose to worship (Psalm 96:9)
I choose to seek You (Matthew 6:33)
I choose to honor You (1 Corinthians 6:20)
I choose to trust (Proverbs 3:5)
I choose to repent (Eziekel 18:32)
I choose to have faith (Hebrews 11:1)
I choose to do right (Proverbs 21:3)
I choose to praise (Psalm 147:1)
I choose to obey (Psalm 119:57)
I choose to ask for help (Psalm 121:1)
I choose to give You my situation (Matthew 11:28)
I choose to keep going (Hebrews 12:1-3)
I choose not to condemn myself (Romans 8:11)
I choose to forgive (Colossians 3:13)
I choose to laugh (Proverbs 17:22)
I choose You (Mark 8:34-36)
What I was reminded of is pretty simple. As I read through Proverbs 3:1-10, I’m reminded that my faithfulness and obedience to Gods Word and His Kingdom will produce promises. When I obey His commands, I attach myself to long life, peace, and prosperity. Who doesn’t desire these things? So you mean to tell me, they automatically attach themselves to me when I obey God?! That’s an extremely fair trade off. You mean to tell me that trusting God will put me on a straight path? I don’t need to try to figure out my life because God’s promise to give me straight paths will set my life up for greatness?! Yeah, with promises like that from a God who is able to perform awesome wonders, I’ll stay on the road of obedience for life. It’s well worth it. Don’t you think so too ? So keep the faith. You’re right where God needs you. Stay faithful and obedient to His Word.
“My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.”
Proverbs 3:1-10 NIV
Wondering how you can live in the will of God? 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 gives up a clue on how. We need to:
- Rejoice always -v16
- Pray continually-v17
- Give thanks in everything-v18
“Who am I? I am God! Introduce Me to your world. Let Me consume the areas you need Me to consume. I am here. I am moving. I am God. Remember this.”
“They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!””
Mark 4:41 NIV
I read through Deuteronomy 8 today with my friends. God placed these questions on our hearts:
1. Today, what am I (God) asking you to do? How can you walk in obedience today? (Verse 1)
2. How will you be sure that you keep My commandments? (Verse 6)
3. How does it feel to be chastened by God? (Verse 5)
4. What is My (Gods) promise to you today for walking in obedience? (Verse 7-9)
Why did God put emphasis on today? Because He is looking for you (and me) to apply His Word to our lives immediately. Tomorrow may never come. So search His Word today for yourself. Study. Apply. Write as He speaks. Then use His Word to walk obediently through this wonderful Thursday.
Peace and patience have this in common… They are both from God. Getting strength to do all things will take them working together. Peace is given when you think on things that are noble, true, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. Patience is given when you go through a trial or storm. You will have the patience within the storm as you are pulling on peace. So now that you are thinking heavenly thoughts, you have the strength to do all things through Christ. So if you are having trouble making it through a rough path in life, it may be due to what you are thinking about and pulling on. If you’re depending on yourself to bring you through, you are going to remain in the situation. Pull on God and remain content even in the season you are in. He will bring you through with more power, grace, and strength.