Friday, May 12, 2017

The Morning Page: Praise Shaper

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.... Philippians 4:6-7 The Message

This passage of scripture says three things to me:
  • Praise first
  • Pray about your concerns
  • Peace will come when Christ is the center of your focus.

Praising first sets the tone of faith. You can then say, "My God is the God of the universe, the All Knowing, All Powerful One who knows exactly what I need and will be my Jehovah Jireh, my Provider and All Sufficient one. He will take care of this."
Praising also helps you leave your concerns at the altar. When you are convinced of God's greatness and power and you know He cares about you, why then you can rest!

And that's what's been on my mind this morning. What's on your mind?


I'm sharing this post at Grace&Truth and #FreshMarketFriday.


Barbara In Caneyhead said...

Oh, so true! Plus, just the act of praising God and counting your blessings makes your worries look smaller.
Barbara @ Caneyhead

Anonymous said...

Great post. We can't be reminded enough and encouraged by this passage.

Leah Adams said...

What a powerful reminder of who we are and Who God is. Thanks so much for always being in tune with Him. Hope you are doing well. Stopping in from Grace & Truth.

Miaismine said...

This is a great post! Praise is so much more powerful than worry! Thank you for sharing!