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Friday, April 8, 2011

The Word, a Song, and a Prayer

It's been a busy day today, my friends, and thus, I am combining several separate components into one.  We will consider a verse of scripture from the Word, we will enjoy a song to uplift us, and finish with an evening prayer.

Don't forget that my CD will be ready before the end of the month.  It will be entitled, 'By Request,' and will contain some of the most requested gospel songs that people ask me to sing.

Bible verse: And the peace of God that passes all understanding will keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.' Philippians 4:7

Peace of mind is hard to come by.  Our concerns over finances, obligations, creditors, health, employment, and any number of other things can quickly become overwhelming.  Many are kept awake at night, unable to turn off the churning of the mind, going over and over a problem, attempting to find a solution to a money situation, or a personality conflict with someone at work.

Christ Jesus is the source of peace of mind.  Our verse of the day tells us that the peace of God that passes all understanding can keep our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. But how?  It takes more than just knowing He is the source of peace.

A verse from the Old Testament says, 'But Thou shalt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee.'  The key is to quiet one's mind by focusing on Christ alone.  When our minds are focused, totally, on Him, there is no room for worry.

Prayer: O God, grant that we may find an extra portion of your peace.  Relieve us of our worries so that our minds can find a great calm.  Remind us that no problem is so great that you can't handle it.  You are greater than any obstacle that besets us.  Allow us the grace to focus on You so that our cares and worries fade in your everlasting love and care.  Through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

Song--'Till the Storm Passes By' by the great Gerald Wolfe and Greater Vision.