Thursday, April 27, 2017

How do I live in peace with all of this pressure Part 3

This past Sunday we continued our series "What would happen if?..." You can listen to the podcasts or download it by clicking here WYANDOTTE FAMILY PODCAST You can also watch the sermons on our NEW You Tube Channel  CLICK HERE 

Many people strive for peace but do not walk in it? Part 1 of this blog we talked about remembering the source of your peace. For part 2 we talked about reflecting on what is inside of you. If you haven't read part 1 or 2 go ahead and pause now, read it and then come back. Today we will cover Part 3.

Our thinking directly impacts our emotions. Have you ever had feelings hurt only to realize later it was a big misunderstanding, Maybe you found out you had the wrong information or had misheard what was said. What happens in that moment of revelation? Your emotions most likely change instantly from hurt & anger to relief and peace.

When our perspective changes the level of our peace changes. Nothing changes our perspective more than prayer.

#3 - The more I pray the more I will experience peace 

If i can be honest, many Christ followers pray on Sundays at church and then live their lives on their own the rest pf the week. Yet we read something powerful in the New Testament...

Philippians 4:8 - Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

When we pray and thank God for everything He has done we will experience peace. When we pray we experience His presence and His perspective. When we pray peace grows in our minds and hearts.

When you start to feel stressed and overwhelmed PAUSE and pray. When you feel unsettled PAUSE and pray. When you are angry and annoyed PAUSE and pray. If you make prayer a natural part of your day peace will increase. You will still fave challenges but you will be calmer. 

Daily Faith Prayer

God thank you walking with me every day. I can stay connected to you all day through prayer. Thank you for being faithful no matter what I face. Your peace guards my heart and mind. I walk in your peace and presence no matter what is happening around me. In Jesus Name. Amen.

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