You don't need to worry about anything.
Here's what I want you to do instead - pray.
Talk to Me about what you need - physically, emotionally, spiritually - tell me ALL of it.
Be thankful for who I am, and remember the things I have done.
That will help you trust Me with your prayers.
Replacing worry with prayer will give you peace. My peace.
The circumstances won't change - but you will.
MY peace is so much more than just absence of anxiety.
It has power behind it.
It will guard your mind from the enemy's thoughts and taunts.
And it will guard your heart from doubting.
Live in my Son - He is the way to Life!
Just one more thing.
There are so many things in life to distract you from what’s really important.
You have to watch out for that.
It’s important to stay focused.
What you put into your mind determines what comes out in your words and actions.
So here’s what to do. Fix your mind – glue your spirit – to things that are:
True – Discard things that are not from Me. Don’t lie or believe lies. Don’t be fooled by false teaching. Be on the lookout for the devil’s deceptions.
Honorable – Behave with dignity, and treat others that way, too.
Right – Do the right things. Have integrity. Don’t lean on your own understanding to determine what’s right and wrong. Sometimes it’s just not black and white. Life is really full of gray. So, ask for My guidance and discernment.
Pure – Keep a clean and clear conscience. Your body is My Temple. My Spirit lives there. So, dirty thoughts or actions have no place in the Most Holy Place.
Lovely – There’s so much in the world that’s dirty and ugly. Sin destroys so much. But focus on the beauty that I have put there. It’s all over the place. Look to small things in creation, and big things. Have an eye tuned to "lovely."
Admirable – The world admires politicians, celebrities, and athletes. Are they worthy of being admired? Most of the time, no. Follow the example of people who look like Me. BE a person who looks like Me!
Excellent – Don’t just settle for good or good enough. Perfection belongs to Me. But make it your goal to strive toward excellence. I want you to be "a cut above" – I want you to put aside all things that don’t shine.
Worthy of praise – Yes, this is My desire for you. I want the fruit of My Spirit to grow mightily in you. Be a follower who lives a life that people will praise – for they will be led through your example to praise Me.
You know what I’ve taught you so far.
Keep putting that into practice.
Be a person who "talks the talk" AND "walks the walk."
Look at the life of My Son – Jesus.
He is the example of My perfection.
Look at everything He said and did.
And then, go and do likewise.
I am a God of peace.
And I AM with you.
(This is my paraphrase of Philippians 4:6-9)
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