Scripture For Today:
“But I cry to you for help, Lord; in the morning my prayer comes before you.”
Think About the Right Things pt 1
We have been studying about Refusing to Worry and how we need to “…but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the Peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” That is Philippians 4:6-7.
Then we studied 1 Peter 5:7 that says, “Casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you.”
God has shown us in our study that we should be praying, “with thanksgiving,” which includes having the Joy of the Lord and that we are supposed to receive “peace that passes all understanding.” Amen!
But, as we proceed now to verse 8 in Philippians chapter four, we read, “Finally, my brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Notice verse 8 goes right along with what we have been studying about prayer.
After we pray and cast our cares over on the Lord, we receive the Peace of God that guards our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. But we are not finished yet. There is still something else we must do.
It is outlined in verse 8 – THINK ON THINGS THAT ARE “true, honest, lovely, of a good report, are of virtue and praise.”
When the devil tries to come along and create negative thoughts in your mind, just say out loud, “I’ve cast the care of that over on the Lord and now I claim the Peace of God belongs to me. It passes all of my human understanding and now I’m only going to think on things that are HONEST and TRUE. His Word is True. I’m only going to think on things that are honest. Devil, you’re a liar. His Word is Truth. That is as honest as it can get. I’m only going to think on His Word. I’m only going to think on things that are PURE AND LOVELY. God is pure Love. His Word is lovely in my eyes, ears and heart. I’m only going to think on His Word. I’m only going to think on things that are of a GOOD REPORT. His Word is a good report as I share what the Lord has done for me. Therefore, I will share my testimony of how God has delivered me from this situation, too! Praise God!
When you start talking back to the devil like that – talking back to situations you find yourself in – and speaking the Word of God over those situations, you will see the difference!
God’s Word works every – single – time. It never fails! If there is a situation in which it fails, 100% of the time it is because of something we did. God NEVER FAILS. His WORD NEVER FAILS. Jesus IS the Word – and Jesus never fails!
Even if we die – His Word worked! “Absent from the Body and present with the Lord!”
Praise God! Shout AMEN somebody somewhere!
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