Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:6-9

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“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
girl at peaceThe Peace of God is the only lasting antidote to worry. If any man allows God’s peace to permeate his soul, his worry, fear and anxiety will disappear. In continuation of our study on the ‘Peace of God’, this week we look into three more things we can do to receive perfect peace from God.

Have faith in God

Fear and anxiety are fallout of faithlessness. Fear, as people say, is the opposite of faith. There is no fear in faith. Faith comes when we believe that God is able to accomplish that which He has promised. God is ready and able to meet all our needs if and only if we believe (Mark 11:22-24). Many Christians unnecessarily worry even over an issue they have prayed about. If that describes you, then your faith is small. If I see an impending danger and I have not prayed about it, I may have cause to worry but if I have taken it to God in prayer my fear disappears. Beloved! Have faith in Christ Jesus. Trust in God and his word. Fear and anxiety will not do you any good; they will only aggravate your worry and take you far away from the peace of God. Say NO to fear and YES to faith today and the peace of God will reign in your life.

Cast all your care upon God (1Peter 5:7)

One fact that is alien to many of us is the lack of realization of the extent of God’s love and care for us. In the past, whenever I pray on a particular thing and the answer seems to delay, I begin to question within me if God actually loves me. I will say things like does He not know that I need so and so? Why is He not answering this prayer? Why is He allowing me to suffer? And so on. All these thought came to my mind because I was yet to realise the magnitude of God’s love for me. Beloved, all you need is God. Cast all your care upon him because He cares for you more than you can ever imagine. Remember what the scripture says in Romans 8:32 “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?”

Live and walk in the Spirit (Gal 5:16-26)

Allowing one’s mind to dwell on worldly things is another factor that will fan the flames of your worry and take you far away from God of peace. The scripture says that God has not given you the spirit of fear (2Timothy 1:7). The spirit of fear, worry and anxiety are of the devil. They gain access to you when you fail to allow the Spirit of God to take pre-eminence over your life. Eject them out of your life today by immersing yourself in the word of God - meditate on the God’s word and obey the instruction therein. Let the word of God be your guiding principle. That way you will not fulfil the lost of the flesh that brings worries and anxiety.

Salvation First!

You cannot receive the peace of God if you are not a child of God. To become a child of God however is easy. All you need do is repent from all sin and come to God through the only begotten Son of God, Jesus Christ. You cannot claim to be a child of God until you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. If you are ready to follow Jesus as from today, please say this short prayer of salvation.

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