Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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 minds in Christ.
Making life decisions can drive us to anxiety, fear and nerves. The end of the year is a time many of us reflect on our year and a time for making life decisions and new year resolutions. God’s Word asks us to ‘be anxious for nothing’. Easier said than done! It is a good thing that we can take God at His word.
A friend ssked me, ‘how do I know God’plan for me?’ A good question. We shared and another friend led us to Romans 8:28: ‘And wd know that in all things God eorks for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. ‘
We can put our minds at peace, as the Great Creator of all life holds us in the palm of His hands, guiding our steps, moulding our characters, ministering to our spirits, growing us in strength, wisdom and courage. Astounded by God’s love, we fall and rise up throuvh life’s curveballs. You are loved more than you know, by God, who will never let your foot slip!
Psalm 55: 22
Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you, He will never let the righteous fall.
The Bible speaks to us God’s Words, reflecting our true selves right back at us. And that is the best part! God is no gossip and His approval or love for His people is not dependent on our own thoughts or emotions. What a relief! For many of us, it is that aging face and body staring back at us, after days and weeks at the gym, walking or running and wondering when the change is ever going to come! God wants you loving yourself like the toddler kissing his reflection in the mirror, because all you can see is His reflection. So go on, pucker-up and kiss away! If you cannot love yourself then how on earth do you plan to share the love-bank deficit?
As we read our Bibles, the Holy Spirit reflects our spirit-man right back at us, engaging us to permit the character-building He invest in us, bringing us to our best! As we flow in obedience and His transformation, He births our gifting, to reveal the best you supernaturally possible. As a follower of Christ, we can strive for change of heart, body, mind and spirit. Lasting change (and improvement) only comes from God. So cease the striving – that is for those who wish to live in the busy-ness of the rat race. You, dear child of God are called to greater things – Holy Spirit transformation!
Go with God’s flow and enjoy the Holy Spirit adventure of pure fulfillment, security, grace, immense, redeeming and unending love! You are in the safest company with God, so love Him with wild abandon!
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
It takes courage to trust and obey God. It takes time and practice. The best part of the journey is that He does no abandon us to our own devices. He sends us His Holy Spirit to build us up in truth and love, with courage and strength that surpass all understanding, giving us wisdom, joy and peace! Happy to take up God’s offer and walk as He commands – a new dignity and joy – I am home with God in my heart, at last!